About Michelle Jackson
Michelle Jackson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Stanford University and an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford. Her main research interests lie in social inequality and the sociology of education. Her research aims to understand why social background continues to be such a pervasive force in modern societies. She examines the role of social background in conditioning educational and occupational opportunities, considering both the decisions that individuals make when developing their educational strategies, and the decisions that employers make when they evaluate job applicants with different social backgrounds and educational levels.