Undergraduate students play an active role in research at CSES.

Class of 2022

Annika Lafyatis

Annika Lafyatis is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Sociology and Information Science with a minor in Biometry & Statistics. Her academic interests include privacy and surveillance, wealth inequality, and use of large datasets in the social sciences. She also works as a tutor for Cornell’s Writing Centers. After graduation, Annika plans to work in data analytics for Synchrony Financial and possibly attend graduate school in the future.

Class of 2022

Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in sociology and minors in inequality studies and history. Andrew’s primary research interest is studying health disparities among marginalized communities. He currently works as a Student Administrative Assistant at the Asian American Studies Program at Cornell University. He has recently accepted a full-time offer as a Recruiting Coordinator at Forward, a healthcare start-up dedicated to providing preventive primary care using innovative technology.

Class of 2023

Doris Huang

Doris Huang is a junior at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management with a double concentration in Finance and Business Analytics. Her primary research interest is in understanding cross-national variation in the sources of extreme wealth, income inequality, and the wealth distribution. Doris plans to study Economics and Management at the University of Oxford in Spring 2023 as a visiting student, where she hopes to further develop her understanding of wealth inequality. After graduation, she intends to earn an MBA in Business Analytics, using state-of-the-art tools and techniques for solving business problems with real-world data.

Class of 2023

Nabiha Qureshi

Nabiha Qureshi is a junior in the school of Industrial Labor Relations with minors in Inequality studies, South Asian studies, and Performing Media Arts. Her primary interests are in understanding how sociocultural factors shape demographic and economic trends across urban environments. Her future goals are to attend graduate school and to continue studying sociology and international policy.
Emma Shen

Class of 2023

Emma Shen

Emma Shen is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences with majors in Economics and Sociology and a minor in Business. She is primarily interested in how social and economic factors interact with and shape each other.  She is also interested in social inequality, especially inequalities of gender, race, and sexuality. In addition to her work for CSES, Emma works as a research assistant for Professor Vida Maralani. She is still actively searching for her future career and plans to earn a master’s degree in statistics or economics.
Miranda Zhou

Class of 2023

Miranda Zhou

Miranda Zhou is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences double majoring in Economics and Sociology with a minor in Business. Her academic interests include economic sociology, social inequalities, and the sociology of law. She is an article referee for the Cornell Undergraduate Economic Review at the Cornell Economic Society. After graduation, Miranda plans to attend graduate school and continue pursuing her academic interests.

Class of 2024

Arielle Li

Arielle Li is a sophomore in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations minoring in Inequality Studies, Information Sciences, and Law and Society. Her research interest is primarily in how gender, race, and socioeconomic factors perpetuate cycles of inequality. She also works as a program intern at the North American Food Systems Network. Arielle will be joining The Walt Disney Company as a Labor Relations intern in Fall 2022 and studying law at the University of Oxford as a visiting student in Spring 2023. Post graduation, she intends to earn a law degree focusing on Labor and Employment Law.
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“Economic sociology is a science concerning itself with the interpretive understanding of social economic action and thereby with a causal explanation of its course and consequences.”— Max Weber