David B. Grusky is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, Director of the Center on Poverty & Inequality, the California Welfare Laboratory, and Recession Trends, and coeditor of Pathways Magazine and the Social Inequality Series. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, corecipient of the 2004 Max Weber Award, founder of the Cornell University Center for the Study of Inequality, and a former Presidential Young Investigator (for full CV go here).

His recent books are The Great Recession (with Bruce Western & Chris Wimer, 2011), The New Gilded Age (with Tamar Kricheli-Katz, 2011), The Inequality Puzzle (with Roland Berger, Tobias Raffel, Geoffrey Samuels, & Christopher Wimer, 2010), The Inequality Reader (with Szonja Szelényi, 2011), Social Stratification (with Manwai C. Ku & Szonja Szelényi, 2008), Poverty and Inequality (with Ravi Kanbur, 2006), Mobility and Inequality (with Stephen Morgan & Gary Fields, 2006), Occupational Ghettos (with Maria Charles, 2004), The Declining Significance of Gender? (with Francine Blau & Mary Brinton, 2006), and Inequality: Classic Readings in Race, Class, and Gender (with Szonja Szelényi, 2006). Go here to explore books.

His research examines changes in the amount, type, and sources of inequality. Here are some of the research questions that he’s currently taking on: