Asad L. Asad

Asad L. Asad is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. His research interests include culture, inequality, migration, political sociology, the social determinants of health, and urban sociology. At the intersection of these fields, he explores why people migrate (internally and internationally), and how migration influences socioeconomic mobility.

Nicole Deterding

Nicole Deterding is a Ph.D. candidate in Social Policy and Sociology at Harvard University. She earned her B.A. in Sociology from Wellesley College; her M.A. in Education and Education Policy Studies from The George Washington University; and her M.A. in Sociology from Harvard University. Her research interests include sociology of education, stratification and social mobility, immigration, organizations, and multi-method research design.

Emily Manove

Emily Manove is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She received a B.A. in History from Princeton, and earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago. Emily’s research interests include post-traumatic growth and social stigma.

Ethan Raker

Ethan Raker is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Harvard University. He received a B.A. in Sociology and Business Management from Columbia University in 2015, and before graduate school held a post-baccalaureate fellowship at Rice University. His research interests include (im)migration, urban neighborhoods, and social inequality.

Alina Schnake-Mahl

Alina Schnake-Mahl is a Sc.D Candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received an MPH from the same Department at the School of Public Health, and her B.A in Politics and Health: Science, Society and Policy from Brandeis in 2011. Her research interests include health equity, neighborhoods and health, suburban poverty, gentrification, and access to health care and insurance among the low-income.

Jessica Tollette

Jessica Tollette is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Harvard University. She received her B.A in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Sociology Ph.D. program she worked as a management consultant in New York City. Her research interests include race/racial identity, class, gender, inequality and organizations.

Meghan Zacher

Meghan Zacher is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Harvard University. She received a B.A. in Sociology and Statistics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and worked for several years at the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer in Melbourne, Australia before beginning graduate studies. Meghan’s research interests center around the causes and consequences of health disparities in the US and internationally.