Brielle E. Bryan

Brielle E. Bryan

Doctoral Student in Sociology & Social Policy
Brielle E. Bryan
Research InterestsPoverty; incarceration; youth; the transition to adulthood; educational inequality; social mobility; neighborhoods; and long-term effects of policy interventions

Brielle Bryan is a doctoral student in Sociology and Social Policy. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a triple major in Sociology, Communication Studies, and Theatre and completed a Master’s of Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy in 2012. Her master’s thesis examined the relationship between childhood welfare receipt and career and financial expectations in early adulthood. Prior to coming to Harvard, Bryan worked as a research associate at the Urban Institute on the Welfare Rules Database and as a research assistant at the Foundation Center, a nonprofit that collects data on US foundation grant-making.  Her research interests include poverty, incarceration, youth, social mobility, educational inequality, and neighborhoods.  Her current research investigates the implications of mass incarceration for children and families in the US.

Previous Degrees: 

B.A. in Communication Studies, Sociology, and Theatre -- Vanderbilt University Master of Public Policy -- Georgetown University

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