Charlie Eaton

Charlie Eaton is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Merced and an affiliated faculty member of UC Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education. Eaton’s research investigates the role of organizations in the interplay between economic elites and disadvantaged social groups. Eaton’s primary current project asks how the rising power and wealth of finance has contributed to increasing inequality in America since the 1980s. The project particularly examines how private equity, hedge funds, investment banks, commercial banks and their leaders entered the field of higher education administration and finance during this period.

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