Michael Gaddis

Michael Gaddis, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Gaddis’s research focuses on racial discrimination, educational inequality, and mental health. He often uses experiments to examine levels of discrimination in employment and housing, as well as the conditions under which racial discrimination occurs. He has led data collection efforts on over a dozen field and survey experiments.

He recently published a book on the use of experimental methods to investigate discrimination, titled Audit Studies: Behind the Scenes with Theory, Method, and Nuance. His research has been published in top journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Social Forces, Social Science & Medicine, and Sociological Science. 

Gaddis has been funded by the National Academy of Education, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation. His work has been covered by The Boston Globe, The Economist, Education Week, Inside Higher Ed, PBS NewsHour, and Times Higher Education.

You can visit his personal webpage by clicking here.

To visit Gaddis’s UCLA faculty webpage, click here.

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