Daniel Hirschman

Daniel Hirschman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown University. He studies the political power of experts and their tools, and the relationship between organizational practices, knowledge production and racial inequality. His book project, Unequal Knowledge: The Stylized Facts of Inequality, traces the history and politics of the gender wage gap, the racial wealth gap, and top income inequality. With Laura Garbes, he recently published “Toward an Economic Sociology of Race” in Socio-Economic Review. This paper offers a framework for how economic sociologists can make use of insights from the sociology of race to deepen their understanding of economic life by foregrounding the constitutive role of race and racism.

Visit website