Jennifer Hochschild

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American political scientist

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Jennifer Hochschild is the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She earned a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D from Yale University. She has specialized in studies regarding race, ethnicity, socioeconomics, immigration, truth, and public policy.

She has been recognized for her scholarship. Her book, Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation, was named Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights in North America by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights and was awarded the David Easton Award from Division of Foundations for Political Thought at the American Political Science Association. Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America was chosen as Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine.

In 2015, she published (with co-author Katherine Levine Einstein) Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in American Politics, in which she examines the tumultuous nature of American politics and the role of fact and fiction, a theme she explores further in her chapter in Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?, “Why Now? What Next? Constitutional Crisis in American Politics.”

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

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According to Wikipedia, Jennifer Lucy Hochschild is a political scientist. She serves as the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, Professor of African and African American Studies and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University. She is also a member of the faculty at Harvard's Graduate School of Education and John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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