Social Sciences Summer Faculty

This list does not include all faculty for each year's program, as it is subject to change

Peter Bearman
Ph.D., Sociology

Peter Bearman is the Director of INCITE, the Cole Professor of Social Science, and Co-Director of the Health & Society Scholars Program. He was the founding director of ISERP, serving from the Institute’s launch in 2000 until 2008. A recipient of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award in 2007, Bearman is currently investigating the social determinants of the autism epidemic.


Mary Marshall Clark
Oral History

In addition to being the Director of the Columbia Center for Oral History Research located in INCITE, Mary Marshall Clark is co-founder and director of Columbia’s Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) degree program, created in 2008-09. Formerly, she was an oral historian and filmmaker at the New York Times. Mary Marshall has been involved in the oral history movement since 1991, and was president of the United States Oral History Association from 2001-2002, and has served on the Executive Council of the International Oral History Association.


William McAllister
Ph.D., Political Science

William McAllister, Columbia University, is Director of the Mellon Interdisciplinary Gradate Fellows Program and a Senior Research Fellow at INCITE. McAllister’s recent research uses methods of trajectory analysis to study the lives of homeless people and the effects of policies and programs on their lives. He is also analyzing the relationship between experimentally designed research and policymaking and program design and carrying out a long-term study on transformations in the recruitment structure of the U.S. state.


Adam Reich
Ph.D., Sociology

Adam Reich received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2012 and is a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Columbia University. He is the author of two books. Hidden Truth: Young Men Navigating Lives In and Out of Juvenile Prison (University of California Press, 2010) explores how poor young men make sense of their social and economic exclusion, and how they interact with a juvenile justice system that increasingly has lost any pretense of rehabilitation.


Kristin Murphy
Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University

Kristin Murphy is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. Her interests include qualitative methods, communities and urban sociology, the history and current state and practices of carceral institutions.  Kristin’s current project is a study of interpersonal and intergroup interactions in dynamic cultural and commercial spaces — specifically, New York City’s funeral homes.