Graduate Student

  • Devin Q. Rutan

    Devin Q. Rutan is a first-year Ph.D. student in Princeton’s Sociology Department and is affiliated with the Office of Population Research. He is interested in the re-production of spatial inequality and the persistence of residential segregation. In 2016, he received a Bachelor of Philosophy in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. His thesis explored the lingering effects of historic neighborhood appraisal in structuring contemporary stratification in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Joel Mittleman

    I am a sociologist studying inequalities in the lives vulnerable youth, particularly children of color and sexual minorities.

    My dissertation uses new population-based data sources to study the educational experiences and outcomes of sexual minority youth. The first study from the dissertation has been published in Educational Researcher.

  • Leah L. Gillion

    Leah L. Gillion is a PhD candidate at Princeton University in the department of sociology and demography. Her research interests focus on race and ethnicity, social inequality, education, and public policy. Leah’s current project, "Untapped Potential” examines the role of race and gender on the achievement gap and the mechanisms at the institutional level that reproduce inequality and the potential lingering effects in adulthood. This project takes advantage of large longitudinal data sets and original survey data.


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