Jared Schachner is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard University, where he is affiliated with the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality & Social Policy, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and Harvard Center for Population & Development Studies. 

Jared’s research examines the implications of liberalizing housing markets, social norms, and policy regimes for the reproduction of urban inequality, using his hometown of Los Angeles as a case study. His dissertation connects these shifts to parental neighborhood and school sorting processes, and the first chapter is forthcoming in Demography

The broader dissertation project has garnered him National Science Foundation funding, the Joint Center for Housing Studies' Meyer Dissertation Fellowship, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science's Jeanne Block Dissertation Award, and the Harvard Center for American Political Studies seed grants. Jared's pre-dissertation research on income and wealth inequality has been featured in the Annual Review of Sociology and RSF: Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. 

Prior to his doctoral studies, Jared attended Harvard’s Kennedy School, consulted several national nonprofits, including the United Negro College Fund, Audubon Society, and Women’s World Banking on their social impact strategies, and received a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics & Economics and Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.