Jennifer Hochschild is the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Harvard College Professor. She also holds lectureships in the Kennedy School of Government and the Graduate School of Education. In 2011 she held the John W. Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress.
Prof. Hochschild studies the intersection of American politics and political philosophy -- particularly in the areas of race, ethnicity, and immigration -- and educational policy. She also works on issues in public opinion and political culture. Most recently, she is the co-author of The American Dream and the Public Schools (Oxford University Press, 2003) (co-authored); and author of Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation (Princeton University Press, 1995); She is also a co-editor of Bringing Outsiders In: Trans-Atlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation (Cornell University Press, 2009). Her co-authored book, Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, DNA, and the Young Can Remake Race in America will be published by Princeton University Press in February 2012. She is also working on projects about the politics of genomic science, and the role of factual (mis)information in citizens' political opinions
Prof. Hochschild was the founding editor of Perspectives on Politics, published by the American Political Science Association. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former vice-president of the American Political Science Association, a former vice-president of the Board of Trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation, and a former member of the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey. Prof. Hochschild has received fellowships or awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, the Spencer Foundation, the American Political Science Association, the Princeton University Research Board, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the DuBois Institute, the Center for American Political Studies, the Mellon Foundation, and other organizations.