Jennifer Hochschild is the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University. She holds lectureships in in the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 2011, she held the John W. Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress, and in 2013-14, she was a Fellow at the Straus Institute of New York University Law School.
Hochschild studies 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, genomics and politics, and public opinion and political culture. Most recently, Hochschild was a co-editor of Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Participation (Oxford University Press, 2013) and co-author of Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America (Princeton University Press, 2012).
Hochschild was the founding editor of Perspectives on Politics, and a recent co-editor of the American Political Science Review. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, former vice-president of the APSA, and a former member of the boards of the Russell Sage Foundation and General Social Survey. She has received numerous fellowships or awards, most recently from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Hochschild taught at Duke, Columbia, and Princeton universities before moving to Harvard in 2001. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University and her B.A. from Oberlin College.