Hope Harvey is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Social Policy in the Harvard Department of Sociology, a Graduate Student Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, and a Doctoral Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy. Her primary research interests include poverty, the family, housing and neighborhoods, social support, and access to social programs.
Hope's dissertation focuses on families with children who live in doubled up, or shared, households—a household form experienced by approximately half of American children. In this project, she draws on the nationally-representative National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and Child and Young Adult Surveys, as well as over 156 longitudinal, in-depth interviews with 65 doubled up parents in Cleveland, Ohio and Dallas, Texas to examine the causes and consequences of different types of doubled up households.
Hope is originally from southern Indiana. She was a first-generation college student and received her BA magna cum laude with a sociology and anthropology major from Carleton College in 2009. After college, she spent a year in AmeriCorps working at Caritas of Austin as a case manager for people facing homelessness. She received her Master of Public Affairs in 2012 from the La Follette School at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and her Master of Arts in sociology in 2015 from Harvard University.