Sophie Jacobson

Inequality in America Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University

November 2022 Jacobson_CV.pdf


I study the political causes and consequences of inequality in the United States, through a policy-focused and comparatively informed perspective.

My research pays particular attention to the ways in which public policy concentrates disadvantage by gender, race, and place to differentiate the quality of citizens' experiences with American democracy.

To do so, I draw upon wide-ranging methodological approaches, combining historical/archival and interview methods with a versatile, microtargeted method for quasi-experimental panel studies that measure policy-affected citizens' lives. Methodological range situates me to meaningfully answer questions of real-world importance.