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James Mahmud Rice

Research consultant and doctoral student, The University of Melbourne

James Mahmud Rice is a sociologist who works at the intersection of sociology, economics, and political science. His work focuses on inequalities in the distribution of economic resources such as income and time and how private and public conventions and institutions shape these inequalities. His co-authored book, Discretionary Time: A New Measure of Freedom, was awarded the 2009 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research by the International Science Council, the European Consortium for Political Research, and the University of Bergen. Other work has appeared in journals such as the British Journal of Sociology, Frontiers in Public Health, Perspectives on Politics, Population and Development Review, Science, and Social Indicators Research, as well as in reports for Australian government departments. He has held research positions at the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales and is currently working as a research consultant while completing a doctorate at the University of Melbourne.


Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research