Experts and Media Resources

A sampling of our experts by topic area

The psychology of lying, The factors that promote academic success in college students
Robert Feldman

Feldman is one of America’s preeminent experts on lying, including self-presentation in adults and children, nonverbal behavior and verbal deception, how people lie strategically in social interactions, and the consequences of deception.

Gender economics, Family economics
Nancy Folbre

Folbre's research focuses on the interface between feminist theory and political economy, with a particular focus on the work of caring for others. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and she has consulted for the United Nations Human Development Office, the World Bank and other organizations.

Health economics, health insurance, empirical methods, physician referrals, access to care
Kimberley Geissler

Geissler's research explores the factors affecting patients' access to high-quality health care.

Ongoing federal judicial confirmation battles, Obama's lower court judiciary, Politics of judicial selection and confirmation, Backgrounds and career paths of lower federal court judges, Politics of constitutional law and civil liberties
Sheldon Goldman

Goldman is one of the nation's top experts on the politics of judicial selection and confirmation, and is a frequent source for news media covering issues surrounding the judiciary.

Health inequities, Community-based participatory research, Psychosocial health, LGBT health, Cultural studies
Louis Graham

Louis Graham is an expert on LGBT discrimination, health and rights.

Sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice, Holistic and culture-centered approaches to health promotion
Aline Gubrium

Aline Gubrium’s (uh-LYNN GOO-breeum) research focuses on addressing health inequities among marginalized women, youth and families using participatory digital and visual storytelling to research views on sexuality and reproductive health.

International relations, International political economy, International environmental politics, International institutions and global governance
Peter Haas

Peter Haas is an expert in global governance and the dynamics of international environmental cooperation.

Social construction of race, gender and class, Sociology of the body, Emotional labor and service interactions, Immigrant women's work, Asian American communities, Relations between Korean Americans and African Americans, Ethnography
Miliann Kang

Miliann Kang's research shows how we stereotype Asian-American women as model minorities and potential threats, which can fuel racial hostility and unrealistic expectations.

Italian cultural politics, critical population studies
Elizabeth (Betsy) Krause

Krause studies the interplay among nationalism, gender, class, race and ethnicity in the context of population politics in Italy, where women in the 1990s reached record-low fertility rates and where reproductive practices have provoked urgent political debate.

Social stratification, Race and ethnicity, Gender, Family, Health disparities, Military
Jennifer Lundquist

Lundquist has conducted extensive research on various aspects of relationships, marriage and divorce, including the effects caused by race, ethnicity and gender.