Steven Alvarado

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Sociology of Education, Race & Ethnicity, Urban Inequality, Health, Immigration, and Quantitative Methods


Inequality, Sociology of Education, Urban Sociology


Steven Alvarado is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research and teaching centers on how neighborhood disadvantage impinges on well-being across the life course, racial and ethnic inequality in education, the multigenerational structure of inequality, and policies that can potentially alleviate inequality. Using quantitative methods and federally restricted longitudinal data sets, Steven accounts for how inequality manifests through the unequal distribution of resources across racial and ethnic groups in schools and neighborhoods. His published work can be found in peer-reviewed journals such as Social Forces, Social Science Research, Health and Place, Socius, Research in Higher Education, Race and Social Problems, and The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Prior to Notre Dame, Steven was Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cornell University.

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