Jordan Joseph Brensinger

Jordan Joseph Brensinger

jjb2173@columbia.edu
Department: 
Sociology
Areas of Interest: 
Big data, culture, education, inequality, race and ethnicity, science
Biographical Note: 

Jordan Brensinger is a Ph.D. student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow. His ongoing work touches on the intersections of areas like culture, education, inequality, and science. He is currently completing a project, based on a year-long ethnography, exploring the moral orders that animate American higher education and their impact on the moral identities of minority students.

In his dissertation project, he hopes to explore how studying the rise and expansion of so-called big data and data science can help us to better understand the transformation of important social processes, including human subjectivity, social classification, and ethics and morality in the midst of technological change.

Jordan recieved a B.A. in Mathematics and Spanish from Messiah College, where he focused on mathematical theory and Latino politics in the United States. After working in commercial real estate, he transitioned to service in the education development sector in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, during which time he also completed a Certificate in Middle East Cultures and Religions at Jerusalem University College. After returning to the United States, Jordan studied social policy with an emphasis on inequality and domestic and global higher education, earning his M.I.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

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