Associate Professor of Sociology


Emily Rauscher is Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Brown University and faculty affiliate of the Population Studies and Training Center, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy.

Rauscher studies the relationship between education and inequality, focusing on specific policies that can increase equality of opportunity by race and socioeconomic status. Broadly, Rauscher's research examines intergenerational inequality, which has implications for education, economic standing, and health. Rauscher uses quantitative methods, causal inference techniques, and natural experiments to investigate these areas.

Rauscher's work has received support from the Spencer Foundation, the American Educational Research Association, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the National Academy of Education. Her research has received awards from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Children and Youth, and Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS). She received her BA from Wesleyan University, Master’s degrees from USC and Trinity College Dublin, and a PhD in Sociology from New York University.

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