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Jessi Streib

Associate Professor of Sociology
337 Soc/Psych Bldg, Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708


Jessi Streib is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University. Her research uncovers mechanisms and builds theories about how social class inequality is experienced, reproduced, and alleviated. She has published three books: The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages, Privilege Lost: Who Leaves the Upper Middle Class and How They Fall, and The Accidental Equalizer: How Luck Determines Pay After College.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Sociology · 2021 - Present Sociology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center · 2014 - Present Duke Population Research Center, Duke Population Research Institute

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor · 2013 Ph.D.