(Sociology & Social Policy, May 2014)
Thesis Title: Essays on Economic Mobility and Inequality in the United States
Committee: Bruce Western (Chair), Christopher Jencks, William Julius Wilson, and Jason Beckfield
Initial Placement: Assistant professor of Sociology/faculty associate at the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center, University of Michigan
Deirdre Bloome is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Affiliate of the Population Studies Center and the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research. Her research uses demographic and statistical techniques to understand how patterns of social stratification are produced and reproduced in the US. Her current topics of investigation include the relationships among economic inequality, mobility, and insecurity, the evolution of racial inequality in income and family structure, and statistical methods for characterizing population heterogeneity. Bloome's research has been supported by organizations including the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy and an AM in Statistics, both from Harvard University, and a certificate in Demography from the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.