Joel Mittleman

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Sociology of Education, Stratification, Social Demography, Gender and Sexuality, Children and Youth, Quantitative Methods


Gender and Family, Sociology of Education, Stratification and Inequality


Joel Mittleman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity and the Gender Studies Program.

As a sociologist and social demographer, he studies inequalities in the lives of stigmatized youth. Current research focuses on the social and academic experiences of LGBTQ populations in the US and UK.

Mittleman’s research has been published or is forthcoming in the American Sociological Review, Sociology of Education, Educational Researcher and the Journal of Adolescent Health. It has received awards from the Education and Population Sections of the ASA, as well as from the Educational Problems Division of the SSSP. His research and training have been supported by a Marshall Scholarship, a Truman Scholarship, and a fellowship from the American Education Research Association.

Mittleman earned his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University, where he was also a trainee in the Office of Population Research.

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