Steven Jefferson

Assistant Professor of Sociology (at Rose Hill)
Email: [email protected]

Office: Dealy Hall 405A

Steven Jefferson profile

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Duke University 2020
    M.A., Sociology, Duke University 2017
    B.A., Sociology and African Diaspora Studies, Boston College 2014

  • Race and Racism; Sociology of Education; Organizations; Stratification and Inequality; Race-Class-Gender; Experimental Methods

  • Steven Jefferson is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University. As a scholar of race and stratification, Dr. Jefferson focuses on major institutions within the Black community such as the family, education, religion and the labor market. He studies how racial inequality is shaped by, maintained and reproduced in organizations. Dr. Jefferson's research employs quantitative and experimental methods to interrogate racial, gendered and socioeconomic disparities across outcomes such as school discipline, college access and job seeking. His work has received honors and support from sources such as the Ford Foundation and National Science Foundation. Prior to joining Fordham, Dr. Jefferson completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Sociology at Rice University. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and African Diaspora Studies from Boston College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University.


  • Methods of Social Research
    Social Inequality
    Diversity in America
    Social Science Statistics