Research Interests: Inequality, intergenerational mobility, organizations, higher education
David Arbeláez is a PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy. He is broadly interested in inequality, intergenerational social mobility, and organizational sociology in the context of higher education. More specifically, he is interested in how and why different higher education organizations vary in the way they affect the relationship between students’ outcomes and socioeconomic background, race, and gender. Before starting at Harvard, David worked as a research analyst at the University of Chicago, where he collaborated on the evaluation of different education programs introduced by Chicago Public Schools. He is from Bogotá, Colombia and obtained a B.A. in Philosophy with a certificate in Education Policy Studies from UW-Madison as well as a M.A. in Social Sciences with a concentration in Sociology from the University of Chicago.
B.A., Philosophy, UW-Madison, 2016
M.A., Social Sciences – Sociology, University of Chicago, 2019