Max Fineman

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B.A., Philosophy, Columbia University

Max is a doctoral student in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton. Their current research interests include the social organization of property & ownership, wealth inequality, the racial wealth gap, financialization, sociospatial stratification, networks, and machine learning methods for causal inference, text analysis, and theory formation. They are also interested more broadly in the history of (racial) capitalism, critical social theory, queer theory, economic theory, and quantitative and computational methods.

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.