Department Faculty

Van C. Tran

Van C. Tran

UNI: 
vct2105
vct2105@columbia.edu
Van
Tran
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: 
212-854-4115
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
606 Knox Hall
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m.
Areas of Interest: 
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Urban Poverty, Social Inequality, Public Policy, Population Health
Education: 

Ph.D., Harvard, 2011

Biographical Note: 

Van C. Tran is a sociologist whose primary research focuses on the incorporation of post-1965 immigrants and their children as well as its implications for the future of ethnic and racial inequality in the United States. His other interests include neighborhoods, urban inequality, and population health, with a focus on the Hispanic/Latino population and New York City neighborhoods. Some of his recent work also adopts a comparative approach to the study of migration in the United States, in Europe, and in China.

Tran received his Ph.D. in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard University in 2011. He also completed his post-doctoral training as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Tran is the founding faculty organizer of the Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Workshop which aims to provide an interdisciplinary, intellectual home for scholars of race, ethnicity and immigration both at Columbia University and in New York City.  He is also a faculty affiliate of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program, the Columbia Population Research Center, the Columbia Global Migration Networks, and the Urban Studies Program. He teaches courses on immigration, urban poverty, and research methods, including the popular undergraduate seminar Immigrant New York.

Tran is working on a new study, the Amsterdam Avenue Project, which focuses on twelve neighborhoods in Manhattan from West Chelsea to Inwood. This study explores the meaning of disorder and gentrification for local businesses and residents. It involves the collection of original data, including participant observations, qualitative interviews, systematic social observations, and experimental approaches.

Tran is a recipient of many fellowships and scholarly awards, including the Soros Fellowships for New Americans. His research has been funded by Stanford Center for Poverty and Inequality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation's Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), among others. His work has also been recognized with three awards from the American Sociological Association's sections on International Migration, Latino/a Sociology and Community and Urban Sociology. Since 2014, he has served on the editorial board of Social Forces and The Sociological Quarterly. In addition, he is a regular reviewer for leading academic journals in sociology, ethnic studies, political science and public health, as well as book manuscripts, fellowships and grant programs.  

Tran was born in Vietnam and grew up in Thailand before his family was resettled in New York City in 1998. As a political refugee, he first developed his interest in immigration and urban neighborhoods as an observer of the city’s diverse communities. He regularly appears on discussion panels on immigration, diversity and changing nature of American society to both academic and general audiences in New York City and beyond. 


Courses to be offered this year:

Fall 2014: W3980 Immigrant New York

Fall 2014: G9000 Race, Ethnicity and Migration Workshop

Spring 2015: W3010 Methods for Social Research

Spring 2015: W3214 Immigration & American Society

Office hours this Fall:

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Publications: 

Peer-reviewed articles and chapters

Tran, Van C. 2014. "More Than Just Black: Cultural Perils and Opportunities in Inner-City Neighborhoods." In Bringing Culture Back In: New Approaches to the Problems of Black Youth, Orlando Patterson and Ethan Fosse, Eds. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, forthcoming.

Hopkins, Daniel J., Van C. Tran and Abigail F. Williamson. 2014. "See No Spanish: Language, Local Context, and Attitudes toward Immigration." Politics, Groups, and Identities, 2(1): 35-51.

Tran, Van C., Corina Graif, Alison D. Jones, Mario L. Small, and Christopher Winship. 2013. "Participation in Context: Neighborhood Diversity and Organizational Involvement in Boston." City & Community 12(3): 187-210.

Waters, Mary C., Anthony Heath, Tran, Van C. and Vikki Boliver. 2013 . "Second-Generation Attainment and Inequality: Primary and Secondary Effects on Educational Outcomes in Britain and the U.S." In The Children of Immigrants at School:  A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe, Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway, Eds. New York: New York University Press.

Tran, Van C., Susan K. Brown and Jens Schneider. 2012. "Neighborhoods and Perceptions of Disorder." Pp. 156-182 in The Changing Face of World Cities, Maurice Crul and John Mollenkopf, Eds. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Tran, Van C.  2012. "Assimilation." In Oxford Bibliographies Online in Sociology. Jeff Manza, Ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Tran, Van C. 2010. "English Gain vs. Spanish Loss? Language Assimilation among Second-Generation Latinos in Young Adulthood." Social Forces 89(1): 257-284.

Waters, Mary C., Van C. Tran, Philip Kasinitz and John Mollenkopf. 2010. "Segmented Assimilation Revised: Types of Acculturation and Socioeconomic Outcomes in Young Adulthood." Ethnic and Racial Studies 33(7): 1168-1193.
 
Tran, Van C. 2008. "Understanding Latino Diversity: Pan-Ethnic Identity Formation among Latinos." Pp. 47-77 in Ethnicity and Social Divisions: Contemporary Research in Sociology, Karin Hallden, Elias Le Grand and Zenia Hellgreen, Eds. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Other writings and publications

Tran, Van C. 2014. "Immigration, Poverty and Socioeconomic Inequality." Journal of Children and Poverty. Review of David Card and Steven Raphael, Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

Bachrach, Christine, Nancy Adler, Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Sandy Hofferth, and Van C. Tran. 2013. “The Contribution of a National Network of Social Observatories to Improving Population Health.” SOCN White Papers Series, The Social Observatory Coordinating Network.

Tran, Van C. 2012. "Replenished Ethnicity." Sociological Forum 27(1): 258-261. Review of Tomas R. Jimenez, Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican-Americans, Immigration and Identity. University of California Press.

Tran, Van C. 2009. "On the Promise and Challenges of Diversity." Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Annual Newsletter, the New American, Spring Issue, Volume 14, p.5.

Tran, Van C. 2009. "Remaking the U.S. Mainstream." ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America. Winter Issue, pp. 68-70. Review of Philip Kasinitz, John H. Mollenkopf, Mary C. Waters and Jennifer Holdaway, Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age. Russell Sage Foundation and Harvard University Press.

Tran, Van C. 2008. "Reshaping the U.S. Religious Landscape." ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America. Spring Issue, pp. 73-74. Review of Peggy Levitt, God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing Religious Landscape. The New Press.

Teresa Sharpe

Teresa Sharpe

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Teresa
Sharpe

Adam Reich

Adam Reich

UNI: 
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ar3237@columbia.edu
Adam
Reich
Assistant Professor (On Leave)
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
Knox 705
Areas of Interest: 
Economic Sociology, Medical Sociology, Sociology of Work, Social Movements, Social Control
Education: 

Ph.D.  University of California, Berkeley, 2012

Thomas A. DiPrete

Thomas A. DiPrete

UNI: 
tad61
tad61@columbia.edu
Thomas
DiPrete
Giddings Professor of Sociology
Phone: 
+1 212 851 9281
Campus Phone: 
MS 1-9281
Room: 
601B Knox
601B Knox Hall, Mail Code: 9649, United States
Biographical Note: 

 Thomas A. DiPrete is Giddings Professor of Sociology, co-director of the Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality at Columbia University, and a faculty member of the Columbia Population Research Center.  DiPrete holds a B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.  He has been on the faculty of the University of Chicago, Duke University, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison as well as Columbia. DiPrete’s research interests include social stratification, demography, education, economic sociology, and quantitative methodology.  A specialist in comparative research, DiPrete has held research appointments at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, the Social Science Research Center – Berlin, the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin, the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the University of Amsterdam.  His recent and ongoing projects include the study of gender differences in educational performance, educational attainment, and fields of study, the determinants of college persistence and dropout in the U.S., a comparative study of how educational expansion and the structure of linkages between education and the labor market contribute to earnings inequality in several industrialized countries, and the study of how social comparison processes affect the compensation of corporate executives.

Publications: 

2014. Joscha Legewie and T. DiPrete. “The High School Environment and the Gender Gap in Science and Engineering Degrees.” Sociology of Education, forthcoming. 

2014. Joscha Legewie and T. DiPrete. “Pathways to Science and Engineering Bachelor Degrees for Men and Women.”Sociological Science. 1:41-48.

2013. T. DiPrete and Claudia Buchmann. The Rise of Women: The Female Advantage in Education and What it Means for American Schooling. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press.   https://www.russellsage.org/publications/rise-women.  See also  http://www.russellsage.org/blog/rise-women-seven-charts-showing-womens-rapid-gains-educational-achievement

2013. Matthew Pittinsky and T. DiPrete. "Peer Group Ties and Executive Compensation Networks." Social Science Research. 42: 1675-1692.

2013. Allison Mann and T. DiPrete. “Trends in Gender Segregation in the Choice of Science and Engineering Majors.” Social Science Research. 42: 1519-1541.

2012. Joscha Legewie and T. DiPrete. “School Context and the Gender Gap in Educational Achievement.”  American Sociological Review. 77: 463–485

2012. T. DiPrete and Jennifer Jennings. “Social/Behavioral Skills and the Gender Gap in Early Educational Achievement.” Social Science Research. 41:1-15.

2011.  Anne McDaniel, T. DiPrete, Claudia Buchmann, and Uri Shwed. “The Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons.” Demography.  48: 889-914. (Winner, 2012 IPUMS Research Award).

2011. T. DiPrete, Andrew Gelman, Julien Teitler, Tian Zheng, and Tyler McCormick. “Segregation in Social Networks Based on Acquaintanceship and Trust.” American Journal of Sociology. 116:1234-1283.

2010. T. DiPrete, Greg Eirich, and Matthew Pittinsky. “Compensation Benchmarking, Leapfrogs, and the Surge in Executive Pay.” American Journal of Sociology. 115: 1671-1712. Condensed version forthcoming in Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective (4th edition), edited by David Grusky. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

2010. Jennifer Jennings and T. DiPrete.  “Teacher Effects on Academic and Social Outcomes in Elementary School.” Sociology of Education. 83:135-159.

2008. Ellen Verbakel and T. DiPrete. “Non-Working Time, Income Inequality, and Quality of Life Comparisons: The Case of the U.S. vs. the Netherlands.” Social Forces. 87: 679-712.

2008. “Gender Inequalities in Education.”  (Claudia Buchmann, T. DiPrete, and Anne McDaniel).  Annual Review of Sociology. 34: 319-337.

2007.  "Is this a Great Country?  Upward Mobility and the Chances for Riches in Contemporary America."  Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 25: 89-95.

2007. “What has Sociology to Contribute to the Study of Inequality Trends?  An Historical and Comparative Perspective.” Journal of the American Behavioral Scientist. 50:603-618.

2006. The Growing Female Advantage in College Completion: The Role of Parental Education, Family Structure, and Academic Achievement. (Claudia Buchmann and T. DiPrete).  American Sociological Review 71:515-541. (Winner of the Willard Waller Prize by the ASA Section on Education).

2006. Work and Pay in Flexible and Regulated Labor Markets: A Generalized Perspective on Institutional Evolution and Inequality Trends in Europe and the U.S. (T. DiPrete, Eric Maurin, Dominique Goux, and Amelie Quesnel-Vallee). Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 24:311-332.

2006. Cumulative Advantage as a Mechanism for Inequality: A Review of Theory and Evidence (T. DiPrete and Greg Eirich). Annual Review of Sociology 32:271-297.

2006.  “What Have We Learned? RC28’s Contributions to Knowledge about Social Stratification.” (Michael Hout and T. DiPrete).  Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 24: 1-20.

2004.  “Assessing Bias in the Estimation of Causal Effects: Rosen 2004.  “Assessing Bias in the Estimation of Causal Effects: Rosenbaum Bounds on Matching Estimators and Instrumental Variables Estimation with Imperfect Instruments.”  (T. DiPrete and Markus Gangl).  Sociological Methodology 34:271-310

2004.  “Estimating Causal Effects with Matching Methods in the Presence and Absence of Bias Cancellation.”  (T. DiPrete and Henriette Engelhardt).  Sociological Methods and Research  32(4): 501-528.  Awarded the 2005 SOEP Prize for the best published scientific paper during 2003 and 2004 using data from the German Socioeconomic Panel by the Association of Friends of the German Institute for Economic Science, Berlin (DIW Berlin).

Jonathan Rieder

Jonathan Rieder

UNI: 
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jr324@columbia.edu
Jonathan
Rieder
Professor
(Barnard)
Phone: 
212-854-4359
Department: 
Sociology, Barnard College
Room: 
322C Milbank
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Areas of Interest: 
Racial and Ethnic Conflict, American Culture and Politics, Sociology of Culture, Politics and Language, Ethnic Pluralism
Education: 

Ph.D., Yale, 1978

Biographical Note: 


Jonathan Rieder joined the faculty of Barnard College in 1990 and chaired the department from 1990 through 2003. He previously taught at Yale University and Swarthmore College. In addition to his teaching in the Sociology Department, Professor Rieder is affiliated with Barnard's programs in American Studies, Jewish Studies, and Human Rights Studies. A member of the graduate faculty of Columbia University’s Sociology Department, he is also affiliated with the Columbia American Studies Department.  Rieder teaches courses on contemporary American culture and politics;  unity and division in the United States;  the sociology of culture; and race, ethnicity,  and American pluralism. He has regularly taught "The Shapes and Shadows of Identity" in the Barnard First-Year Writing Program. His latest course is From Rhythm and Blues to Soul and Rock: The Sociology of Crossover Culture.

Rieder is the author of Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation (Bloomsbury, 2013). He is also the author of The Word of the Lord Is upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Canarsie: The Jews and Italians of Brooklyn against Liberalism. He edited The Fractious Nation: Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life. Between 1995 and 2001, He was a cofounding editor of CommonQuest:The Magazine of Black- Jewish Relations. He has been a regular commentator on TV and radio, a contributor to The New York Times Book Review, and a contributing editor for The New Republic. He has been a Member and a Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, and been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton, The Wilson Center, the National Humanities Center, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. He is currently working on a book about the rise of contemporary crossover culture and the transition of rhythm and blues into soul music.

 

Publications: 

Recent Publications:

Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation(Bloomsbury, 2013).

 

King May Have Dreamed,” The Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2013.

 

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-rieder-mlk-dream-speech-anniversary-20130823,0,1572660.story

 

“Songs of the Slaves,” The New Yorker, August, 23, 2013.


http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/jonathan-rieder

“The Prophet Unbound,” The Washington Post, April 23, 2013.


 

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-23/national/38760079_1_birmingham-jail-martin-luther-king-prophet

 

"Too Black or Not Black Enough?: Final Thoughts on Beer Summits and Postracial Paradoxes," The Huffington Post.

"'I'm Going to Be a Negro Tonight': Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama and Postracial Paradoxes,"  The Michigan Review, Summer, 2009.

The Word of the Lord is Upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. (The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2008).

Christel Kesler

Christel Kesler

UNI: 
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kw2510@columbia.edu
Christel
Kesler
Assistant Professor
(Barnard)
Phone: 
212-851-9481
Department: 
Sociology, Barnard College
Room: 
330 Milbank
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Education: 

Ph.D., California (Berkeley), 2007

Biographical Note: 

Professor Christel Kesler joined the Barnard faculty in 2010. Prior to this, she held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Oxford.

Kesler's research focuses on cross-national comparisons of social inequality, and particularly on the experiences of international migrants in European societies. She has recently completed a project that compares immigrant socioeconomic incorporation and exclusion in Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. In addition to ongoing research on immigrant incorporation in various countries, other recent projects examine immigration-driven diversity's effects on civic and political engagement, immigration and the dynamics of occupational segregation, ethnic entrepreneurship, and ethnic identification among immigrants' descendants.

Professor Kesler teaches courses on methods for social research, social inequality, and international migration. She is affiliated with the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) and the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC).

Elizabeth Bernstein

Elizabeth Bernstein

UNI: 
eb2032
eb2032@columbia.edu
Elizabeth
Bernstein
Associate Professor
(Barnard)
Phone: 
212-854-3039
Department: 
Sociology, Barnard College
Room: 
208 Barnard Hall
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Areas of Interest: 
Sexuality, Gender, Late-Capitalist Transformations of Intimacy, Feminist Theories of the State
Education: 

Ph.D., California (Berkeley), 2001

Biographical Note: 

Elizabeth Bernstein, Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology, joined the faculty of Barnard in September, 2002. Her teaching includes such courses as Gender and Power in Transnational Perspective; The Sociology of Gender; and The Sociology of Sexuality.

Professor Bernstein's research and teaching focus on the sociology of gender and sexuality; the sociology of law; and contemporary social theory. Her current research explores the convergence of feminist, neoliberal, and evangelical Christian interests in the shaping of contemporary U.S. policies around the traffic in women.

Her research and scholarship have been recognized by awards from the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, AAUW, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Sociological Association.

Deborah Becher

Deborah Becher

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Deborah
Becher
Assistant Professor
(Barnard)
Phone: 
212-851-9480
Department: 
Sociology, Barnard College
Room: 
329 Milbank
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Education: 

Ph.D., Princeton, 2009

Biographical Note: 

Debbie is currently revising her dissertation, Valuing Property: Eminent Domain for Urban Redevelopment, Philadelphia 1992-2007, for publication as a book about legitimacy of government investment in private markets. The exceptional act of taking property exposes a moral code operating in many other situations. This moral code of real property, which attempts to match returns to investments, guides individual and organizational action in the contemporary urban United States, but it is not yet described by legal, political, and economic scholarship. This project reveals how institutions and individuals employ this code to resolve tensions between public and private interests.

In the first comprehensive study of a city’s eminent-domain acquisitions, Debbie explores which properties the city pursues for private redevelopment and how stakeholders decide that government actions are either a use or abuse of power. A quantitative overview of citywide practice combines originally collected data on eminent domain with City of Philadelphia and U.S. Census data on properties and neighborhoods, showing that eminent domain has been largely uncontroversial though fairly common (approximately 7,000 properties and 400 development projects pursued from 1992 to 2007). Case studies of two controversial development projects probe more deeply into the porous and shifting boundary between desirable and undesirable government action. Readers follow these projects through planning and implementation, with evidence from public records, documents on file in offices of the Mayor and the Redevelopment Authority, and interviews with residents, business owners, community leaders, government representatives, attorneys, and appraisers. Though in moments of conflict those opposing eminent domain employ an idea of property security as possession (“what’s mine is mine and what’s your is yours”), more flexible approaches to property governance are more common.

Property-governing institutions enforce a moral code trying to value and reward property investment – including emotional, financial, temporal, and cognitive investment. Written rules, public claims, and individual practices aim to ensure that the social environment provides returns to investments of all kinds in a fairly equitable manner. Dissatisfaction and claims of public wrongs arise not when or because government threatens property titles. They arise instead when property-governing institutions fail to meet the task of enforcing this more complex and evasive moral code. The accounts in this book explore specifically how problems related to uncertainty and communications cause these institutional failures that emerge in public discourse as violations of property security as possession.

Diane Vaughan

Diane Vaughan

UNI: 
dv2146
kw2510@columbia.edu
Diane
Vaughan
Professor
Phone: 
+1 212 854 0074
Campus Phone: 
MS 4-0074
Department: 
Sociology
3180000
Room: 
715 Knox
Office Hours: 
By appointment
715 Knox Hall, United States
Areas of Interest: 
Sociology of Organizations, Sociology of Culture, Deviance and Social Control, Field Methods, Research Design, and Science, Knowledge, and Technology
Education: 

Ph.D., Ohio State, 1979

Biographical Note: 

Diane Vaughan received her Ph.D. in Sociology, Ohio State University, 1979, and taught at Boston College from 1984 to 2005.  During this time, she was awarded fellowships at Yale (1979-82), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford (1986-87), The American Bar Foundation (1988-1989), The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1996-1997), and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2003-04). She came to Columbia in 2005.

Her interests are the sociology of organizations, sociology of culture, deviance and social control, field methods, research design, and science, knowledge, and technology.  The prime theoretical focus of her research is how the social - history, institutions, organizations - affect individual meanings, decisions, and action. Culture is the important mediator in this process, making ethnographic methods, supplemented by interviews, the best means of understanding these relationships.

Since 1980, she has been working on analogical theorizing: developing theory from qualitative data based on cross-case analysis.  The goal is to compare cases of similar events, activities or phenomena across different organizational forms in order to elaborate general theory or concepts.  This project has focused on the "dark side" of organizations:  mistake, misconduct, and disaster.  Her interest in how things go wrong in organizations has thus far resulted in Controlling Unlawful Organizational Behavior, Uncoupling, and The Challenger Launch Decision.  The product of this work is a book in progress, Theorizing:  Analogy, Cases, and Comparative Social Organization.

Her NASA analysis was awarded the Rachel Carson Prize, the Robert K Merton Award, Honorable Mention for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship of the American Sociological Association, and was nominated for the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. As a result of her analysis of the Challenger accident, she was asked to testify before the Columbia Accident Investigation Board in 2003, then became part of the Board's research staff, working with the Board to analyze and write the chapters of the Report identifying the social causes of the Columbia accident.

The analogical theorizing project has led her now to an ethnography and interview-based study of air traffic control. In particular, she is examining it as a negative case: how controllers are trained to recognize early warning signs and anomalies as signals of potential danger and correct them, so that little mistakes do not turn into catastrophes.  Comparing four air traffic facilities, the focus is the work that air traffic controllers do and the interface between human cognitive abilities and technology in a highly standardized system in which risk and safety are their responsibility.  Much of the viability of air traffic control depends upon the human component, as individuals do boundary work, negotiating institutional, organizational, and air space boundaries in order to keep the system going.

Seymour Spilerman

Seymour Spilerman

UNI: 
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Seymour
Spilerman
Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Social Sciences (in Sociomedical Sciences)
Phone: 
+1 212 854 4273
Campus Phone: 
MS 4-4273
Department: 
Sociology
3180000
Room: 
613 Knox
Office Hours: 
By appointment
401 Fayerweather, Mail Code: 2562, United States
Areas of Interest: 
Stratification, Social Violence, Mathematical Sociology
Education: 

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins, 1968

Biographical Note: 

Seymour Spilerman is the Julian C. Levi Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality. His research has examined the structure of work careers in corporate settings, focusing on the ways that educational attainment, labor market experience, race and gender influence work career features.  Spilerman is also involved in cross-national research on issues of income and wealth inequality, financial gerontology, and intergenerational transfers of resources.

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