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Jonathan Mijs

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, LSE

Jonathan Mijs

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, LSE

Biography

Dr. Jonathan Mijs is an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics, and a Fellow in Sociology at Harvard University, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2017. His work explores how citizens learn about and make sense of social inequality. Specifically, his research describes the social and spatial factors that shape how people come to cognitively and morally evaluate unequal outcomes—as the ‘meritorious’ product of hard work and talent, or the result of structural forces beyond a person’s control. His interest more broadly is in the institutional dimensions of educational inequality, and the balance between structure and agency in crime and urban social processes. He is the author of numerous articles, published in Sociology of Education, Social Justice Research and the Annual Review of Sociology, among others academic journals, and in public media outlets such as Salon, The Conversation, and Education Week.

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