Benjamin Sosnaud is an assistant professor of Sociology in the Sociology & Anthropology Department. His research focuses on the institutional antecedents of social inequality, with a particular focus on inequalities in health outcomes.
His recent work centers on socio-demographic disparities in infant mortality in the United States. Other research projects include an analysis of socioeconomic inequalities in under-5 mortality in developing nations, an examination of linkages between class inequalities and voting behavior, and an evaluation of the effects of living wage ordinances in U.S. cities.
Ph.D. Harvard University
M.A. Harvard University
B.A. Duke University
Sosnaud, Benjamin and Jason Beckfield. 2017. “Trading Equality for Health? Evaluating the Trade-Off and Institutional Hypotheses on Health Inequalities in the Global South.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 58: 340-356.
Sosnaud, Benjamin. 2016. “Living Wage Ordinances and Wages, Poverty, and Unemployment in U.S. cities.” Social Service Review 90: 3-34.
Western, Bruce, Deirdre Bloome, Benjamin Sosnaud, and Laura M. Tach. 2016. “Trends in Income Insecurity Among U.S. Children, 1984-2010.” Demography 53: 419-447.
Sosnaud, Benjamin, David Brady, and Steven M. Frenk. 2013. “Class in Name Only: Subjective Class Identity, Objective Class Position, and Vote Choice in American Presidential Elections.” Social Problems 60: 81-99.