Research Interests: Wealth & income inequality; work & organizations; capitalism; race & racial inequality; social theory
Clem Aeppli is a PhD student in Sociology. He is interested in how race and the organization of work intersect to form inequality in the United States. In particular, Clem is concerned about the role of outsourcing and workplace fissuring: do the resulting gaps between organizations influence racial and income inequality? He hopes to answer these questions with administrative data from recent decades. In his qualifying paper, he draws on Census and economic records from the early 1900s to examine the historical role of firms in structuring racial inequality. In pursuing this research, Clem hopes to engage with theories about the construction of race and work, as well as new quantitative approaches to the study of stratification.
Before starting graduate school, Clem worked as a pre-doctoral research assistant at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. There, he used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to study the role of workplaces and occupations in exacerbating income inequality. He received a BSc in Sociology and a BA in Mathematics from Brown University in 2018.
BSc in Sociology & BA in Mathematics, Brown University, 2018