Research Interests: Aging and the Life Course, Sociology of Health, Political Sociology, and comparative research
Ariel Azar is a Fulbright Foreign Student Fellow and a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at The University of Chicago. Prior to becoming a Ph.D. student, he received a Masters Degree in Sociology from the Catholic University of Chile. Ariel has authored articles addressing the intersection between issues regarding population health and political sociology in journals like the International Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Aging and Health, Public Health, and Social Science Quarterly. Currently, Ariel is working on articles that look at the way institutional arrangements shape health inequalities using a life-course perspective. During his stay at Harvard, Ariel will be working with Professor Jason Beckfield, looking at how exposure to different welfare regimes throughout a person's life can help explain differing levels of health disparities later in life in different political contexts.