Social Sciences


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Jason Chan is a professor of psychology at Iowa State University. His research focuses on the improvement of memory performance in educational and legal contexts. Chan has found that different aspects of memory influence one another, such as how the retrieval of memories enhances the learning of new materials.

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Nicole Curato is a professor of political sociology at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra in Australia. Her work examines how democratic politics take root in the aftermath of disasters, armed conflict and urban crime.

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Anthony Christian Ocampo is a professor of sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. As a writer and scholar, his work focuses on race, immigration and LGBTQ issues.

Added 05/24/22 | Location: Ohio | Subjects: ,

Sunnie Rucker-Chang will join the Slavic and East European languages and cultures and African and African American studies departments at the Ohio State University as an associate professor.

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Added 04/19/22 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Saba Waheed is research director of the Labor Center at UCLA. Her expertise includes the gig economy, the service industry, domestic work, and the sharing economy, including Lyft and Uber drivers.

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Added 04/07/22 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Alex Hanna is director of research at the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR), an independent organization that studies the development and impact of artificial intelligence. Previously, Hanna was a senior research scientist at Google studying ethical artificial intelligence and fair machine learning. A sociologist by training, her work centers on the data used in new computational technologies.

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Added 03/18/22 | Location: Washington | Subjects: , ,

Arjee Restar is a social epidemiologist and health equity advocate, and a professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington. Her research examines the behavior, social and structural determinants of health, particularly in transgender and nonbinary communities.

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Adriana Amaral is a professor at the School of Creative Industries at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS) in Brazil. She is an expert on pop culture and fan studies in the context of digital culture and media.

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Added 01/14/22 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Diego Groisman is a research scientist at Cybersecurity for Democracy, an independent, nonpartisan research organization at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. His team audits online platforms for misinformation and advocates for increased data transparency.

Added 11/17/21 | Location: Arkansas | Subjects: ,

Jonathan Wai is an assistant professor and the endowed chair in education policy in the department of education reform at the University of Arkansas, with a joint appointment in the schools’ psychology department. He studies educational policy, especially in STEM fields, through the lens of psychology.

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Added 09/16/21 | Location: Alabama | Subjects: ,

Henna Budhwani is an associate professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, School of Public Health. A medical sociologist, Budhwani researches the causes and effects of health disparities among populations stigmatized due to their background, health status and residence in areas that lack resources. Her recent research focuses on improving COVID-19 and HPV vaccine uptake by addressing hesitancy.

Added 07/06/21 | Location: Georgia, New York | Subjects:

Sarah Phillips is a linguistics Ph.D. student at New York University.

Added 06/29/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Shavonne Moore-Lobban is a licensed psychologist and training director at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Washington, D.C. campus. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma.

Added 05/04/21 | Location: Vermont | Subjects: ,

Pablo Bose, a migration and urban studies scholar, is an associate professor of geography and director of the Global and Regional Studies Program at the University of Vermont.

Added 03/24/21 | Location: Delaware | Subjects: , ,

Yasser Payne is an associate professor of sociology and Black American studies at the University of Delaware whose research focuses on criminal justice.

Updated 10/20/22 | Location: Mississippi | Subjects: , ,

B. Brian Foster is a writer and sociologist from Mississippi who holds a joint appointment in sociology and southern studies.

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Updated 07/20/21 | Location: Pennsylvania | Subjects: ,

Dolores Albarracín is the 28th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor and the Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor, with joint appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.

Added 08/24/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects: , , ,

Isabel Araiza is an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, where she teaches in the Mexican American and women and gender studies programs.

Added 07/22/20 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Christen A. Smith is an associate professor of anthropology and African and African diaspora studies and the director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She’s an expert on Black liberation and state violence against Black communities in the Americas.

Updated 03/08/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: ,

Lisa A. Fontes is a senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on topics related to culture and violence against intimate partners and children.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Magdalena Cerdá is an associate professor and director of the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s department of population health.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Connecticut | Subjects: , ,

Zareena Grewal is an associate professor of American studies, ethnicity, race, migration, and religious studies at Yale University.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Washington | Subjects: ,

Sapna Cheryan is a professor of social psychology at the University of Washington. Her research interests include identity, stereotypes and prejudice.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: , , ,

Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education, an assistant professor in the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, and a writer of nonfiction, poetry, comics, children’s books and plays.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: Nevada | Subjects: ,

Kenneth Fernandez is a professor of political science at the College of Southern Nevada. Previously, he was an assistant professor of political science and policy studies at Elon University.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Amelia Tseng is an expert in linguistics and an assistant professor of world languages and cultures at American University.

Updated 04/14/21 | Location: Pennsylvania | Subjects: , , ,

Sarah J. Jackson is Presidential Associate Professor and co-director of the Media, Inequality & Change Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication.

Updated 08/01/22 | Location: California | Subjects: , , ,

Constance Iloh is is a visual artist, anthropologist, photographer and qualitative methodologist. She illuminates forms of oppression and structural violence within social contexts and organizations.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: New York | Subjects:

Silvia L. Mazzula is an associate professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York (CUNY).

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Utah | Subjects:

Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Utah State University.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Adriana Galván is the dean of undergraduate education and director of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory at UCLA.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects: ,

Cecily Hardaway is a professor of African American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hardaway’s research centers on understanding how socioeconomic status influences child development and family processes.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: North Carolina | Subjects: , ,

Tressie McMillan Cottom is an associate professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; a senior research fellow at the Center for

Updated 04/12/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Van C. Tran is a professor of sociology at CUNY who studies the integration of immigrants and their children, ethnic and racial categories, diversity and intergroup relations, neighborhood gentrification, and urban poverty and social inequality.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: , ,

Rosario Ceballo is associate dean of social sciences and a professor of psychology and women’s and gender studies at the University of Michigan.

Updated 04/17/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Jocelyn Fontaine is vice president of criminal justice research at Arnold Ventures, where she identifies research gaps and opportunities for research to inform policy reform and advance racial justice in several programmatic areas across the Criminal Justice Initiative.

Updated 06/09/21 | Location: Florida | Subjects: , ,

Guillermo Grenier is a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.

Updated 03/11/21 | Location: North Carolina | Subjects: ,

Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards is an assistant professor in medicine at Duke University, and affiliated with the Duke Global Health Initiative and the Duke Cancer Institute.

Updated 04/10/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Jennifer L. Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.

Updated 04/19/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Dorian T. Warren is a progressive organizer advocating for social, economic and racial change. He is the co-president of Community Change and the Co-Chair of the Economic Security Project.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Jennifer Lee is the Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University and former president of the Eastern Sociological Society.

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Oliver Wang is a music writer and cultural critic whose work has been published in almost every major hip-hop magazine: The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and others.

Updated 04/12/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects:

Keith Maddox is an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University, where he focuses on social cognitive aspects of racial stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Carl Hart is the Ziff Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and an expert on substance abuse and addiction.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Jason E. Shelton is an associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas, Arlington.

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Jared A. Montoya is a professor and associate dean of leadership studies at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.

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Sherine Hafez is a professor and the chair of the Gender and Sexuality Studies department at the University of California, Riverside.

Updated 12/07/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , ,

Rey Junco is the senior director of innovation at Healogix, a consulting agency that works with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to market their products.

Updated 03/10/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , ,

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco was named chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2021.

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects: , , ,

Claudia Galindo is an associate professor of education policy at the University of Maryland, College Park’s College of Education.

Updated 01/08/21 | Location: Pennsylvania | Subjects: ,

Malik Washington is the director of Penn Violence Prevention at the University of Pennsylvania.

Updated 01/11/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , , ,

Dr. Raynard Kington is the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. Previously, Kington served as the president of Grinnell College from 2010 to 2020.

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects: , ,

Beverly Tatum is a psychologist, a leader in higher education and an expert on the psychology of racism.

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Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities and Solutions at Temple University.