University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Sociology



Jacklyn Stein

Jacklyn Stein


I am interested in the causes and consequences of public opinion and public action on various forms of social inequality. Specifically, I would like to better understand the interaction and tension between social narratives and empirical evidence in influencing both public and private opinions and the implications those influences have for social policy. In general, I am interested in the relationships between communities, the academy and policymakers.


2002 M.A. Public Health University of California–Berkeley
2000 B.A. Biology Williams College






Department of Sociology • Thompson Hall • University of Massachusetts–Amherst, MA 01003