Biographical Summary

Ethan Fosse's research focuses on cultural sociology, inequality and poverty, and statistical methods, with a particular emphasis on the quantitative analysis of culture. Previously he has written about culture and politics, social networks, and computational methods.  Currently he is working on three interrelated projects: first, a cross-cultural analysis of values using millions of respondents around the world; second, a systematic study of the cultural aspects of severe poverty, especially among black youth; finally, a series of theoretical works setting a new agenda for cultural analysis in the social sciences. He is a Junior Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and Doctoral Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He has held research appointments at several leading academic institutions, including the University of California, Los Angeles and Social Science Research Center in Berlin, Germany. His research has been covered by a wide variety of news outlets and blogs, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and ScienceBlogs. He blogs regularly on his research and related topics at  Culture, Statistics, and Society.

Upcoming Publications

Bringing Culture Back In: New Approaches to the Problems of Black Youth
Patterson, Orlando, and Ethan Fosse, eds. Forthcoming. Bringing Culture Back In: New Approaches to the Problems of Black Youth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Book WebsiteAbstract
Edited by Orlando Patterson and Ethan Fosse, this volume on culture and poverty features a wide range prominent scholars in economics, sociology, education, public policy, and the humanities, including Andrew Clarkwest (Mathematica Policy Research), Thomas DeLeire (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rajeev Dhejia (NYU), Kathy Edin (Harvard), Amy E. Foran (Northwestern), Ron Ferguson (Harvard), Nathan Fosse (Harvard), David Hureau (Harvard), Simone Ispa-Landa (Northwestern), Alexandra Killewald (Mathematica Policy Research), Heather Koball (The Urban Institute), Joe Krupnick (Harvard), Erzo F.P. Luttmer (Dartmouth), Wayne Marshall (Brandeis University), Jody Miller (Rutgers), Josh Mitchell (The Urban Institute), Andrew Papachristos (UMass Amherst), Jacqueline Rivers (Harvard), James E. Rosenbaum (Northwestern), Janet Rosenbaum (Northwestern), Peter A. Rosenblatt (Johns Hopkins), Rob Sampson (Harvard), Tommie Shelby (Harvard), Pam Schuetz (Northwestern), Jennifer Stephan (Northwestern), Van Tran (University of Pennsylvania), Sudhir Venkatesh (Columbia), Chris Winship (Harvard), Robert G. Wood (Mathematica Policy Research), Queenie Zhu (Harvard), among others.
Fosse, Ethan, and Orlando Patterson. Forthcoming. A New Agenda for Cultural Analysis. In Bringing Culture Back In: New Approaches to the Problems of Black Youth, Orlando Patterson and Fosse, Ethan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Fosse, Ethan, and Orlando Patterson. Forthcoming. The Values and Attitudes of Black Youth. In Bringing Culture Back In: New Approaches to the Problems of Black Youth, Orlando Patterson and Fosse, Ethan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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