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Postdoctoral Affiliates

​ThPostdoctoral Affiliates Posteris interdisciplinary group for postdoctoral social scientists is cosponsored by the Cornell Center for Social SciencesCornell Population Center, the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, and Center for the Study of Inequality. This group fosters the development of work in progress and research collaborations through monthly lunch meetings. Hope Harvey ( is the group organizer and can answer questions about meetings and scheduling. To join the group, please contact and provide your center/department sponsor, project title, and mentor’s name.


The welcome event is scheduled for August 29th from 5pm-6:30pm at Ithaca Beer. Please contact Hope Harvey with any questions.

Vivekinan Ashok, Government
Erica Boothby, Psychology
Nicolas Bottan, Policy Analysis and Management (PAM)
Kristen Carter Elmore, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR)
Yoon Choi, Communication
Elizabeth Day, BCTR
MC Forelle, Cornell Tech
Dominic DiFranzo, Department of Communication
Melissa Fletcher Pirkey, Department of Sociology (SOC)
Laura Giurge, SC Johnson Graduate School of Management
Hope Harvey, PAM
Sarah James, Cornell Population Center (CPC)
James Krueger, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
Rick Moore, SOC
Cassandra Robertson, CPC

Prior Postdocs

Asad Asad
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Stanford University
How Noncitizens Perceive the Risk of Deportation
Former Cornell Mentor: Filiz Garip, Sociology, Center for the Study of Inequality

Erica Boothby
Postdoctoral Associate, Operations, Information, & Decisions Department, UPenn Wharton
People’s Understanding of the Impact they Have on Others
Former Cornell Mentor: Tom Gilovich, Psychology

Jessica Cooper
Lecturer of Social Anthropology
University of Edinburgh
Unaccountable: Surreal Life in California’s Mental Health Courts
Former Cornell Mentor: Andrew Wilford, Anthropology

Dominic DiFranzo
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University
Prosocial Design for Social Media
Former Cornell Mentor: Natalie Bazarova, Communication

Frank Edwards
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Rutgers University –Newark
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Former Cornell Mentor: Chris Wildeman, PAM, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

Patrick Ishizuka
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Washington University – St. Louis
Work, Family, and Gender Inequality
Former Cornell Mentor: Kelly Musick, Cornell Population Center

Kelly Nielsen
Postdoctoral Associate, Sociology, University of California-Merced
Former Cornell Mentor: Vida Maralani, Sociology

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