Arun Frey

I am a PhD Sociology candidate at the University of Oxford, and am currently a visiting student at Harvard University’s Department of Sociology. This fall, I will join the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science as a post-doctoral researcher. My work has been featured in various news outlets, including the New York Times, The Economist, Die Zeit, ARTE, and the BBC.

In my work I use computational methods to contribute to the areas of violence, migration, and inequality.

My doctoral research examines the conditions under which immigration mobilizes opposition—particularly outside the political arena—and what such opposition entails for marginalized communities. A chapter of my PhD thesis has recently been published at the European Sociological Review.

I also study how school closures during COVID-19 have impacted student learning and educational inequality. This research was recently published at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and has had a documented impact on policy in several countries and invited hearings at the European Commission, the OECD, and the World Bank.

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