Jennifer L. Hochschild

Jennifer L. Hochschild

Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies
Member of the Faculty of Education; Harvard College Professor; Member of the Faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Jennifer Hochschild is the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government at Harvard University, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Harvard College Professor. In 2011, she held the John W. Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress.  She will be a Fellow at the Straus Institute of New York University School of Law in 2013-14.  Hochschild studies and teaches about the intersection of American politics and political philosophy -- particularly in the areas of race, ethnicity, and immigration -- as well as educational and social welfare policies. She also works on issues in public opinion, political culture, and American political thought.

Professor Hochschild is the author or co-author of numerous books, including the two most recent, Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America, co-authored with Vesla Weaver and Traci Burch (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation, co-edited with Jacqueline Chattopadhyay, Claudine Gay, and Michael Jones-Correa (Oxford University Press, 2013). Hochschild currently conducts research on the politics and ideology of genomic science, immigrant political incorporation, and citizens’ use of factual information in political decision-making.  

Professor Hochschild was founding editor of Perspectives on Politics, published by the American Political Science Association, and recently was a co-editor of the American Political Science Review. She is a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has been vice-president of the American Political Science Association, and was on the Board of Trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation and the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey. She has received fellowships or awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, American Philosophical Society, Spencer Foundation, American Political Science Association, Princeton University Research Board, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Mellon Foundation, Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, and Harvard's Center for American Political Studies.

Before coming to Harvard in 2001, Professor Hochschild taught at Duke and Columbia Universities and was William Steward Tod Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University for almost two decades.

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