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David S. Pedulla

Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

Dr. David Pedulla is a professor of sociology at Harvard University. His research focal areas include race and gender stratification, labor markets, and economic and organizational sociology. Pedulla examines the consequences of nonstandard, contingent, and precarious employment for workers’ social and economic outcomes, as well as the processes leading to race and gender labor market stratification. His research also explores bias and discrimination in the hiring process, the ways that organizations produce and reproduce inequality, and how job search behavior is influenced by key social processes, such as networks. Pedulla’s research has appeared in such journals as American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, and he recently published a book, “Making the Cut,” with Princeton University Press. Previously, he was a member of the faculty at Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin. Pedulla received his PhD in sociology and social policy from Princeton University.


  • 2014–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin


  • 2014 
    Princeton University, Ph.D.