Welcome to Boston SSN

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About the chapter

Boston SSN brings together scholars from a broad range of policy fields at Harvard, MIT, the University of Massachusetts Boston, Tufts, and other Boston area universities. Members are particularly interested in strategies to address rising economic inequality, strengthen the integrity of American democracy, and ensure the successful implementation of health care reform. Other interests include the challenges faced by low-income mothers, the consequences of the prison boom, environmental policy, immigration policy, and school reform.

Leaders
Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department, and Coordinator of African-American Studies Minor, Salem State University
Professor of English Studies and Coordinator of American Studies, Fitchburg State University
Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Members
Gerald Gill Assistant Professor of Community Health, Tufts University
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professor of Economics and Senior Research Associate, Center for Social Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Director of Research, MIT Libraries, and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Professor of Government, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Associate Professor of Government and Applied Legal Studies, Suffolk University
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD Candidate in Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston
John Richard Skuse Professor of Political Science, Tufts University
Researcher, Center for Social Policy and PhD Candidate in Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor of Political Science, Clark University
Associate Professor of Sociology, Bentley University
Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
PhD Candidate in Sociology, Harvard University
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine and Executive Director, Silent Spring Institute
Professor of American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Associate Professor and Chair of Social Sciences Department, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lesley University
Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department Head and Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD Candidate in History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and Director, Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University
Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy; Director, PhD Program in Law and Public Policy; and Senior Research Associate, Dukakis Center, Northeastern University
Associate Professor of Government and Chair of the Government Department, Suffolk University
PhD Candidate in History, University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Government, Suffolk University
SRCD/AAAS Policy Fellow at the National Institutes of Health; Part-Time Instructor, Boston University
Senior Scientist, Brandeis University, and Research Professor, Boston College
Associate Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University
Director, Labor Market and Workforce Research, Jobs for the Future
Lecturer of Sociology, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston University
Business Analyst for Management Consultancy and former Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of History, University of New Hampshire
Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
Distinguished University Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Associate Professor and Director of Engagement Lab, Emerson College
Ford Professor of Economics and Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Jerome T. Murphy Professor of Education, Harvard University
Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston College
PhD Candidate in Government and Social Policy, Harvard University
PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University
Professor of Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
PhD Student in Government, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health
Associate Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University
Matthew W. Stirling, Jr., Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University
William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts
Postdoctoral Fellow in Education, Harvard University
Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Head, Environmental Policy and Planning Group, Department of Urban Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
PhD Candidate in Education, Harvard University
Japan Steel Industry Professor and Associate Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Economics, Wellesley College
Rose Professor of Urban Economics Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Lecturer, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Social Policy
PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University
Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Past President of the American Political Science Association
Associate Professor of Sociology (on sabbatical), Tufts University; Visiting Researcher (for 2017-2018), Russell Sage Foundation
Professor of Political Science, Boston University
Smith Research Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Associate Professor of Economics, Northeastern University
Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University; and Research Associate, National Bureau of Education Research
Director of Policy, Betsy Lehman Center
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University; Co-Director, Boston Area Research Initiative, Northeastern and Harvard University
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
PhD Candidate in Education and Ford Foundation Fellow at Harvard University
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University
Professor of Economics and Co-Director of Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Goodrich C. White Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Emory University, and Visiting Professor, Harvard University
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, University of Massachusetts Boston
Senator Joseph Clark Research Professor of Ethics in Government and Politics, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor of Government and Acting Provost for Student Success, Suffolk University
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University; Affiliated Research Professor, American Bar Foundation
Professor of Political Science, Tufts University
Assistant Professor of Economics and Management, Westfield State University
J. Joseph Moakley Endowed Professor of Political Science, Boston College
Assistant Professor of Leadership in Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Simmons College
Professor of Sociology, Suffolk University Senior Researcher, Center for Women's Health and Human Rights
Editor-at-Large at the Marginalia Review of Books; and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Media Studies, Bentley University
Director of the Scholars Strategy Network; Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University
Associate Professor of Sociology, Tufts University
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Economics and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Researcher and PhD Candidate in Urban Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University
Professor of Health Economics and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
Professor of Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Associate Professor of Political Science, Founding Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Stonehill College
Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Government, Harvard University
Professor of Healthcare Studies, Salem State University; Founding Director, Center for Childhood & Youth Studies; and Policy Chair, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston
John L. Loeb Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Associate Professor of Sociology, College of the Holy Cross
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Wiener Center for Social Policy, Harvard University
Assistant Research Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
PhD Candidate in Sociology, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Assistant Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University

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David K. Jones's research on Medicaid expansion discussed in Jonathan Oosting. David K. Jones, "Medicaid Expansion Hangs in Balance in Michigan Gov Race," The Detroit News, September 18, 2018.
Erin O'Brien's research on Massachussetts primary discussed in Jack Sullivan and Michael Jonas. Erin O'Brien, "Pressley Leads Changing of the Guard," CommonWealth, September 5, 2018.
"Women Are Rebuilding the Democratic Party From the Ground Up," Lara Putnam (with Theda Skocpol), The New Republic, August 21, 2018.
Interview on private universitiesJack Schneider, NBC Think, August 16, 2018.
Peter Ubertaccio's research on Massachusetts primaries discussed in Simón Rios. Peter Ubertaccio, "'A Serious Campaign': Capuano And Pressley Make Final Pushes To Get Out Vote," WBUR, August 15, 2018.

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