Jasmin Sandelson

Jasmin Sandelson

Doctoral Student in Sociology
Jasmin Sandelson

Research InterestsUrban sociology; poverty and inequality; youth and adolescence; culture; theory; ethnographic methods

Jasmin Sandelson is a doctoral student in Sociology. Originally from London, England, she earned a B.A in Politics, Psychology, and Sociology from the University of Cambridge. Her interests include urban poverty, cultural sociology, social stratification, gender and sexuality, and the transition to adulthood.
Jasmin studies how disadvantaged young people manage trajectories through adolescence. Her master’s paper, which received the Graduate Student Paper Award from the Society for Social Problems’ Youth, Aging, and the Life Course Section, explored patterns of peer support among low-income teenagers in Boston-area housing projects. Her dissertation uses mixed qualitative methods to investigate unaccompanied homeless LGBTQ+ youth in New York City. Previously, her work has been funded by Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies, the Joint Center for Housing Studies, and the National Science Foundation.

Previous Degrees:
B.A. (Hons), Politics, Psychology, and Sociology, University of Cambridge (First Class with Distinction)
A.M., Sociology, Harvard University (2015)

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