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Steven E. Alvarado

Assistant Professor
PhD 2011, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest: Social Stratification, Education, Neighborhoods, Social Demography, Quantitative Methodology, Immigration, Health

(607) 255-6289

336 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7601


I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Cornell University. 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.

My teaching experience includes the following undergraduate courses: 1) “Race and Ethnicity in the United States;” 2) “Schooling, Racial Inequality, and Public Policy in America;” and 3) “Social Inequality.” At the graduate-level, my courses include 1) “Statistics for Sociological Research” and 2) “Neighborhoods, Schools, and Education.”

Recent Courses

SOC 1104
SOC 3570 / LSP 1105
SOC 6010

Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Schooling, Racial Inequality, and Public Policy in America
Statistics for Sociological Research