Areas of Interest

  • Inequality & stratification
  • Criminal justice
  • Social policy
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Quantitative methods
  • Social demography


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Brielle Bryan received her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University in 2018 and her MPP from Georgetown University in 2012. Her research examines inequality and barriers to opportunity in the United States, with an emphasis on racial inequities and the role of the criminal justice system. Her current projects examine how incarceration and felony conviction shape housing, economic stability, and interaction with the social safety net over the life course.

Her prior work, honored by the American Sociological Association and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), considered the intergenerational effects of incarceration by examining the social networks of adolescents with incarcerated fathers.

Brielle’s research has been published in Social Forces, Demography, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, Cityscape, and The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.


Recent Publications