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 Gender Studies Program and the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity.

As a sociologist and social demographer, Mittleman studies inequality with a focus on education, gender, and LGBTQ+ populations.

Mittleman’s research has been published in the American Sociological ReviewSociology of EducationEducational Researcher and the Journal of Adolescent Health. It has received awards from the Education and Population Sections of the ASA. 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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