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Anna R. Haskins

Assistant Professor
PhD 2013, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest: Social Stratification and Inequality, Sociology of Education, Race and Ethnicity, Mass Incarceration

(607) 255-1416

354 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7601


Anna Haskins’ scholarly interests are in the areas of educational inequality, social stratification, race and ethnicity, and the intergenerational social consequences of mass incarceration. Her current research assessing the effects of paternal incarceration on children’s educational outcomes and engagement in schooling has been published in Sociological Science, Sociology of Education and Social Science Research in addition to being featured on and in The Washington Post. Overall, her work aims to focus an eye toward understanding the persistence of racial and gendered disparities in outcomes and the role these inequities play in the transmission of inequality or opportunity from one generation to the next. Through a layered examination of multiple dimensions of social stratification, her work studies how processes and institutions mitigate or exacerbate social inequities and works to document their potential consequences for American families and communities.

At Cornell University, Dr. Haskins is currently a faculty fellow on the 2015-2018 Institute for the Social Sciences theme project on the Causes, Consequences and Future of Mass Incarceration in the United States as well as an affiliate of the Cornell Prison Education Program the Cornell Population Center and is actively involved in the Center for the Study of Inequality, teaching its capstone course “Controversies about Inequality” every Fall semester.

For more information about her work, please also visit her profile on the Scholars Strategy Network website.

Recent Courses

SOC 2220
SOC 3850

Controversies about Inequality
Mass Incarceration and Family Life


Inequality, Education, Mass Incarceration