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Elisabeth Clemens, Fellowship Mentor

William Rainey Harper Professor of Sociology and Department Chair, University of Chicago

Clemens

Advisee(s): Shamira Gelbman Emily Charnock   

Elisabeth Clemens analyzes the processes behind institutional change. She is currently researching the privatization of public education. She has written many books and articles, including The People's Lobby: Organizational Innovation and the Rise of Interest Group Politics in the United States, 1890–1925; "The Typical Tools for the Job: Research Strategies in Institutional Analysis" (with Marc Schneiberg) in Sociological Theory (September 2006); and "Sociology as a Historical Science" in The American Sociologist (Summer 2006). She also co-edited Remaking Modernity: Politics and Processes in Historical Sociology with Julia Adams and Ann Shola Orloff.

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