Orestes 'Pat' Hastings

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Colorado State University

I am a sociologist at Colorado State University. My research broadly explores the mechanisms and processes through which economic inequalities become social inequalities. I am interested in understanding how macro-level economic and political contexts come together with local-level characteristics of neighborhoods, schools, and housing markets to shape the perceptions, behaviors, opportunities, and flourishing of individuals and families, as well as how these mechanisms and outcomes vary based on differences in income, education, race, religiosity, and family structure. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses on research design and quantitative methods.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, Colorado State University