Department of Sociology 640 William James Hall 33 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138 ausmani [at] fas.harvard.edu
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies, 2019- Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2019 Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Brown University
Ph.D. New York University, Sociology, 2017 Essays on The Rise and Fall of Labor Committee: Vivek Chibber (chair), Patrick Sharkey, Jeff Goodwin Readers: Mike Hout, Paul DiMaggio
M.A. New York University, Sociology, 2012
B.A. Harvard University, Social Studies 2008, magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
Labor and Social Movements Crime and Incarceration Quantitative and Computational Methods
"Measuring the Predictability of Life Outcomes with a Scientific Mass Collaboration," with 110 others. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117 (15): 8398-8403 (March 2020) [ published version ] "The Long March to Democracy: Contentious Mobilization and Deep Democracy", with Mohammad Ali Kadivar and Benjamin H. Bradlow. Social Forces 98 (3):1311-1338 (March 2020) [ published version | pre-print | replication code ]
"The Economic Origins of Mass Incarceration," with John Clegg. Catalyst 3 (3): 9-53 (Fall 2019) [ published version ]
"Humans in the Loop: Priors and Missingness on the Road to Prediction", with Anna Filippova, Connor Gilroy, Ridhi Kashyap, Antije Kirchner, Allie Morgan, Kivan Polimis, and Tong Wang. Socius 5:1-15 (September 2019). [ replication code ]
"The Racial Politics of the Punitive Turn", with John Clegg.
"Job Loss and Incarceration: Local Effects of a Natural Experiment", with John Clegg and Jacob Kang-Brown.
"Did Liberals Give Us Mass Incarceration?" Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy Issue 3 (2017) [ published version ]
"Social Movements", with Jeff Goodwin, in American Governance, edited by Stephen Schechter, Thomas S. Vontz, Thomas A. Birkland, Mark A. Graber, and John J. Patrick. Vol. 5. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2016. pp. 76-80.
"The Abject Condition of Labor in Pakistan", with Kamal A. Munir and Natalya Naqvi. International Labor and Working-Class History Vol 87 (Spring 2015), pp. 174-183 "The Indian State and the Capitalist Class", with Vivek Chibber, in The Routledge Handbook on Indian Politics, edited by Atul Kohli and Prerna Singh. London: Routledge, 2013