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.

Katherine Morris

Katherine Morris is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. She has a B.A. in Sociology with Honors from the University of Chicago.  Her senior thesis project received the Harold E. Goettler Political Institutions Prize for its application of political power to the construct of collective efficacy. Prior to joining the Harvard University Department of Sociology, Katherine was a research assistant at NORC at the University of Chicago. While at NORC, Morris was the project coordinator for the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project, which is a longitudinal, population-based study of how social relationships promote or impair health in older age. Additionally, Morris was the program coordinator for the Population Research Center where she organized the weekly demography workshop and an annual seminar on the protection of human subject research participants. Her research explores the association between observed health disparities and the larger social context, such as the households, social networks, and neighborhoods in which individuals are embedded.

Bennet Pellows

Bennet Pellows is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Boston College. He received his B.A in Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Miami along with a master’s degree in Applied Sociology at University of Massachusetts Boston. His research interests include population studies, economic sociology, and quantitative methods.

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.

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.