Michael Miner

Doctoral Student and Fellow
 Bolton Hall 718

Research Scientist, PhD – Intern at Facebook and Instagram, Menlo Park, California


MA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BA, Sociology and Psychology, St. Joseph’s College-Brooklyn

Areas of Interest:

Sociology of Education, Race and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Science/Knowledge, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods

Paper Award:

2018 Midwest Sociological Society, First Place, Barbara J. Johnston Student Paper Competition

Selected Presentations:

2018 Society for the Study of Social Problems, Philadelphia, PA, Miner, Michael A. and Marcus L. Britton, “Repackaging Inequality: Obscuring School Performance through Accountability Rankings”

2018 American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA, Gordan Gauchat, Alex Bryant and Michael A. Miner, “The Credibility of Cultural Authorities on Vaccination Policy: A Relational Approach”

2018 Society for the Study of Social Problems, Philadelphia, PA, “A Health Policy Issue is a Social Problem Too: Who Should Have Professional Autonomy?”

2018 Midwest Sociological Society, “STEM Graduate Students: Citizenship and Choice of Discipline”

2017 American Sociological Association, “Separate and Unequal: Predicting School Accountability Ratings”

2017 Midwest Sociological Society, “Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and the Shortage in Primary Care Medicine: A Contestation of Credentials and Experience”

2017 Society for the Study of Social Problems, “Separate and Unequal: What Do School Accountability Labels Actually Measure in America’s Most Segregated City?”

2016 Society for the Study of Social Problems, “Higher Education: A Discussion of Structural Inequalities”

2016 Eastern Sociological Society, “Issues in Education: Exploring the Experiences of Low Income College Students”