Doctoral Candidate
(2013)

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago
BA, Sociology, Reed College

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Interests: Social Mobility, Inequality, Stratification, Organizations, Culture, Education, Urban Sociology, Theory, and Qualitative Methods

Melissa Osborne is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on social mobility and inequality across different contexts. Her dissertation explores how low-income and first-generation students across the United States navigate social mobility during college. Read more about her disseration here

 

Selected Publications:

Melissa Osborne. 2018. “Who Gets ‘Housing First’?: Eligibility Determination in an Era of Housing First Homelessness.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0891241617753289

Anna Mueller, Tania Jenkins, Melissa Osborne, Arjun Dayal, Daniel O’Conner, and Vineet Arora. 2017. “Gender Differences in Attending Physicians' Feedback for Residents in an Emergency Medical Residency Program: A Qualitative Analysis.” Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 9(5): 577-585.

Anna Mueller, Seth Abrutyn, and Melissa Osborne. 2017. “Durkheim’s “Suicide” in the Zombie Apocalypse.” Contexts. 16(2):44-49.

Forrest Stuart, Amada Armenta, and Melissa Osborne. 2015. "Legal Control of Marginal Groups." Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 11:235-254.