April 9, 2016
We are delighted to announce that Joscha Legewie will be joining our department from July 1 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Legewie gained his PhD in sociology from Columbia University in 2013 and, since 2014, has been Assistant Professor of Education and Sociology at New York University. His research focuses on social inequality and stratification, race and ethnicity, quantitative methods, education, urban sociology, and computational social science. Professor Legewie said: “I am delighted to be coming to Yale. It’s especially exciting to be joining the department at a time when its quantitative program and CIQLE center is going through a rebuilding phase. I look forward to assisting in this process in the years ahead.” Legewie’s research has been published in the American Journal of Sociology (AJS), the American Sociological Review, Sociology of Education, among other major journals. In a forthcoming paper in the AJS, entitled Racial Profiling and Use of Force in Police Stops: How Local Events Trigger Periods of Increased Discrimination, he designs a quasi-experiment using data from 3.9 million time- and geo-coded pedestrian stops in New York City and shows that two fatal shootings of police officers by African American suspects increased the use police force against African Americans substantially in the days after the shootings.