Ariela Schachter joins the Sociology Department for the fall 2016 semester as Assistant Professor. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2016 and her B.A. from Rice University in 2009. Her research focuses on immigration, race relations, and inequality in the United States, and primarily uses experimental and causal inference methods.

Ariela is currently exploring how immigrants and native-born Americans understand and relate to one another, using a combination of survey and field experiments, and longitudinal survey data. Her first paper from this project, “From ‘Different’ to ‘Similar’: An Experimental Approach to Understanding Assimilation,” (recently published in the American Sociological Review) uses a conjoint survey experiment to examine how native-born, non-Hispanic White Americans react to immigrants and their descendants as they achieve social mobility.

Ariela’s work has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and Stanford University, and has been supported by Stanford's Laboratory for the Study of American Values. In 2015 she was awarded the Aristide Zolberg Student Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on International Migration.

For more information about Ariela's research, including access to replication data and code, please see the "publications" page.

ariela@wustl.edu

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