Ethan J. Raker

I am a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Harvard University and a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

My research interests include socio-spatial inequality, climate change, health, and neighborhoods. I am particularly interested in the empirical application of novel, large-scale administrative and climate data to address theoretical questions about the relationship between the environment and society. In doing so, my work exposes how climate change impacts racial and socioeconomic inequalities.

Some of my work has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Demography, Social Science & Medicine, and the Annual Review of Sociology. Other articles are forthcoming in American Journal of Public Health and Health Affairs. My research won the best graduate student paper award from the ASA Political Sociology Section and the Ana Aguado Prize for best paper by a doctoral student from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.

I earned a B.A. in sociology and business at Columbia University and an A.M. in sociology at Harvard University. Before graduate school, I held research positions at NORC at the University of Chicago and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.