ECONtribute welcomes two new Research Fellows this spring: Mario Small is Quetelet Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University, Filiz Garip is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University.
Mario Small’s research focuses on milieu-specific segregation, inequality, and social disadvantage and mobility. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has published numerous books focusing on urban inequality, personal networks, and the relationship between qualitative and quantitative methods. His work has won numerous awards. Small received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2001 and completed his master’s degree at Carleton College in 1998.
Filiz Garip is a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. She conducts research at the intersection of migration, economic sociology, and inequality. In particular, she studies mechanisms that lead to mobility and thus promote or prevent social and economic inequality. In addition, she studies why people migrate and how social ties can shape inequality. Her work has been published in many journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Population and Development Review, and Sociological Methods and Research. Garip earned her Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University in 2007, where she also reveived her master’s degree back in 2005.