Geoffrey Wodtke

Geoff Wodtke’s research is in the areas of neighborhood effects and urban poverty, group conflict and racial attitudes, class structure and income inequality, and methods of causal inference in observational research. He is currently working on several projects dealing with the impact of neighborhood poverty on child development, the link between private business ownership and growing income inequality, and new methods for estimating causal effects in longitudinal studies.

Shannon Monnat

Dr. Shannon Monnat is the Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, Associate Professor of Sociology, and the Co-Director of the Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is also a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research at SU and a Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Monnat received her PhD in Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany.

Fabian Pfeffer

Fabian Pfeffer is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate Professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is the founding director of the Center for Inequality Dynamics (CID), leader of the Inequality Lab, and Co-Investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).

Xi Song

Xi Song is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the College at the University of Chicago. She is also an Affiliate of the Population Research Center and the Center on Demography and Economics of Aging at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, a Faculty Sponsor of the Center for East Asian Studies, an Associate of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and a Member of the Committee on Quantitative Research Methodology for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Marcy Carlson

Marcia (Marcy) Carlson is Professor of Sociology (and Associate Director for Training at the Center for Demography and Ecology, and Affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research interests center on the links between family contexts and the wellbeing of children and parents. Her recent work is focused on fertility and family patterns among U.S. unmarried parents, with a particular eye toward growing family complexity and its implications for individual wellbeing and societal inequality.

Alberto Palloni

Alberto Palloni is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A demographer and sociologist by training, Palloni's work primarily has been in the areas of health and mortality, statistical applications and mathematical demography.

Michael Massoglia

Michael Massoglia is the Vilas Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work focuses on the social consequences of the expansion of the penal system, the relationship between the use of legal controls and demographic change in the United States, and patterns and consequences of criminal behavior over the life course. Current research projects examine historical variation in U.S. criminal deportations as well as the relationship between incarceration and neighborhood attainment and racial composition.

Alice Goffman

Alice Goffman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is an urban ethnographer who grew up in Philadelphia. Drawing on six years of fieldwork in Philadelphia, her book On the Run describes young men growing up as suspects and fugitives in the segregated Black neighborhoods torn apart by the war on crime and unprecedented levels of targeted imprisonmen.

Goffman received a Ph.D. from Princeton in 2010.

Pablo Mitnik

Pablo A. Mitnik is a Social Science Research Scholar at the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University. He conducts research on intergenerational social and economic mobility, labor markets, economic inequality, and statistical methods.

Mitnik received BA degrees ("licenciaturas") in Social Communication and in Economics from the Nacional University of Cordoba (Argentina), a master's degree in Sociosemiotics from the same university, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

David Grusky

David B. Grusky is Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, and coeditor of Pathways Magazine. His research addresses the changing structure of late-industrial inequality and addresses such topics as (a) the role of rent-seeking and market failure in explaining the takeoff in income inequality, (b) the amount of economic and social mobility in the U.S.