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Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. Her research agenda asks how institutions – state, corporate, and academic – shape the economic, social and spatial mobility of immigrants and refugees. Using computational techniques, she constructs and analyzes novel data sources to study the institutional reproduction of inequality in global contexts. Her scholarly interest encompass the areas of migration, race, gender, education and work. Before joining UConn Sociology, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital and Computational Demography at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and Georgetown University. She earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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