Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Fabian T. Pfeffer is associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Sociology and research associate professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He serves as the director of the Center for Inequality Dynamics, as well as a co-investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. His research investigates social inequality and its maintenance across time and generations. His current projects focus on wealth inequality and its consequences for the next generation, social mobility across multiple generations, the maintenance of inequality through education, and the effects of experiencing social mobility. His work appears in the American Sociological Review, the Annual Review of Sociology, Social Forces, and other outlets. He is the recipient of the Early Career Award from two sections of the American Sociological Association—the section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility, as well as the section on Sociology of Education. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.