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I am a sociologist who seeks to understand persistent policy and legal problems related to inequality, opportunity and jobs. Though trained in sociology, I believe we can best understand our world when we integrate insights from a variety of disciplines, and I regularly engage and work with scholars in political science, law, history, economics, management and others.

After spending many years studying law and policy related to equal opportunity, my research and writing interests have expanded to include what some call “the science of science and innovation policy” — especially as these relate to the workforce of scientists and engineers, the immigration of scientists and engineers, and their relationship to regional economic growth.