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Elena G. van Stee

Doctoral candidate in sociology, University of Pennsylvania

I’m a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Penn, currently visiting Harvard for the 2023-2024 academic year. I’m also the blog editor for Contexts, the public-facing magazine of the American Sociological Association. I study culture and inequality, focusing on social class, families, higher education, and the transition to adulthood.


  • 2019–present
    PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania


  • 2022 
    University of Pennsylvania , MA Sociology


Institute of Education Sciences Predoctoral Fellow (2021-2023)