Distinguished Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
Before joining the faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center in 1990, where he works in two doctoral programs: sociology and urban education, Dr. Attewell taught for several years at the University of California at Santa Cruz and at Stony Brook University in New York. Professor Attewell’s recent research has been in the sociology of education with a focus on the relationship between educational institutions and social inequality. His co-authored book Passing the Torch: Does Higher Education Pay Off Across the Generations? won the American Education Research Association’s Outstanding Book Award, and also the Grawemeyer Award in Education. Dr. Attewell’s other publications include, Data Mining for the Social Sciences: An Introduction (University of California Press, 2015) and “Rethinking Education and Poverty” (Contemporary Sociology, 2016, vol: 45, issue: 6).