Social Policy

Social Policy

Professor
Expertise: Social Policy

Rachel Gordon's research broadly aims to measure and model the contexts of children and families' lives, often using longitudinal data sets.

Professor and Head, Department of Sociology
Expertise: Social Policy

Maria Krysan is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Chicago. She is an expert on survey methods, focusing her research on racial residential segregation and attitudes toward race. She leads IGPA's Race and Inequality policy initiative.

Professor
Expertise: Social Policy

Amanda Lewis' research focuses on how race shapes educational opportunities and how our ideas about race get negotiated in everyday life. She is the author of several books including (with John Diamond) Despite the Best Intentions: Why racial inequality persists in good schools (Oxford, 2015) and Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color-line in Classrooms and Communities (2003).

In the News

February 14, 2019

IGPA sociologist Rachel Gordon describes her study into high school cliques (video)
Chicago Tonight, WTTW-TV, Chicago

February 11, 2019

Racial equality expert Maria Krysan discusses reasons for segregated neighborhoods in Chicago (video)
WBBM-TV, Chicago

January 9, 2019

IGPA sociologist Rachel Gordon compares high school cliques of today with past decades
DailyMail.com, United Kingdom