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Steven E. Alvarado

Assistant Professor

Steven E. Alvarado



My research focuses on questions regarding inequality on various levels including race and ethnicity, education, neighborhoods, health, immigration, and criminal justice contact in the U.S. I rely on mostly restricted nationally representative longitudinal data and quantitative methods. My work has been published in Social Forces, Social Science Research, Race and Social Problems, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. I received my B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In addition, I have been a fellow of the National Science Foundation and the Institute for Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

Recent Courses Taught

SOC 1104                          Race and Ethnicity in the United States
SOC 3570 / LSP 1105   Schooling, Racial Inequality, and Public Policy in America     
SOC 6010                         Statistics for Sociological Research


Ph.D. 2011, University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Sociology


Fall 2021