Max Fineman


B.A., Philosophy, Columbia University


Max is a doctoral student in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton. Their current research projects study the causes and consequences of rising corporate ownership of residential property, the racial structure of financial bubbles, and using new natural language processing methods for social science tasks. 

They are interested more broadly in property & ownership, wealth inequality, urban policy, and machine learning methods for causal inference and text analysis.

Prior to Princeton, Max graduated from Columbia University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, focusing on 20th-century German and French social thought. After graduating, they worked for two years as a legal advocate for low-income New Yorkers with severe illnesses and disabilities, helping clients restore their housing stability, access to food and healthcare, and keep their families together through administrative litigation against government agencies.

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