Research Interests: Stratification; health and social policy in the context of economic and political globalization.
Jason Beckfield received his PhD from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2005, after graduating Summa cum Laude from Truman State University with a BA in Sociology and Anthropology. From 2005-2007 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago and an affiliate of the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), before arriving at Harvard as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2006. In 2007 he was appointed Assistant Professor; in 2011 he was appointed Professor of Sociology. He is a Core Faculty member in the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars Program in Health and Society; an Associate of the PhD Program in Health Policy; an Affiliate of the Center for Population and Development Studies; and an Affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. He studies inequality and social policy in the context of globalization and regional integration. His current work investigates the impact of European integration on economic inequality and the welfare state, the evolution of the network structure of international organizations, and the social determinants of health inequalities.
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