• Patrick Denice

Patrick Denice, Assistant Professor

Graduate Chair, Sociology
PhD, Sociology, University of Washington

Patrick Denice is a sociologist who studies inequality in education and in the workplace. Some of his recent work looks at the potential of school choice policies to attenuate or exacerbate patterns of segregation in urban public education systems. He is also interested in students' nontraditional pathways to and through postsecondary education, including a focus on older adults who return to school. Additional projects examine the implications of workplace institutions and practices -- including labour unions and policies barring workers from discussing their earnings with their colleagues -- for workers' wages.

Areas of Specialization

  • Social inequality and mobility
  • Education
  • Labour markets
  • Determinants of wages
  • Life course
  • Quantitative methods

Selected Publications