Jonathan J.B. Mijs is assistant professor of sociology at Boston University and a Veni Fellow at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He also co-chairs the Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University.
Mijs earned a P.h.D. in sociology from Harvard University in 2017. His research draws on ethnography, longitudinal data analysis, survey experiments, and computational methods to investigate how people perceive, explain and confront social inequality.
His book project, under contract with University of California Press, asks why growing levels of economic inequality have been met with only minimal public consternation. It describes how widening racial and economic fault lines lead to insulate people from seeing the full extent of inequality.
His work has been supported by research grants from Harvard University, the London School of Economics, the Dutch Research Council, and the European Union, and has featured in the Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Independent, and El País. For more information about his work, see here.
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