Jennifer Flashman is a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE) in the Department of Sociology at Yale University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA in 2009. Before coming to Yale, she was a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2009-2011).
Her research and teaching interests are in social stratification, education, social demography, social networks, deviance, and quantitative methods. Her research studies the institutions and conditions that create educational inequality across race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender. Her recent research focuses primarily on friends as a source of inequality.
She is currently working on several research projects. With Diego Gambetta (EUI, University of Oxford), she is studying homophily and stability of friendships among deviant and non-deviant adolescents. Another line of research studies the relationship between adolescent preferences for friends, opportunities for friendship, and the choices that are ultimately made. In particular this research addresses race and ethnic differences in the characteristics of friendship choices and friend effects. More recently, she has begun a collaboration with Megan Andrew (Notre Dame) studying the dynamics of friendship networks and educational expectations among adolescents.
Flashman, Jennifer. Accepted. “A Cohort Perspective on Gender Gaps in College Completion.” Research in Higher Education
Flashman, Jennifer. 2012. “Academic Achievement and Its Impact on Friend Dynamics.”
Flashman, Jennifer. Revise and Resubmit. “Friendship Dynamics, Academic Achievement, and Race.” American Sociological Review.
Working Papers and Work in Progress:
Flashman, Jennifer. “School Racial Composition and Racial Preferences for Friends: Choice Models and IIA.”