Ariela Schachter is an assistant professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences.
Schachter’s research examines public opinion towards immigrants, race relations, and inequality in the United States. She is currently engaged in projects spanning three main strands of research: public attitudes towards immigrants; racial/ethnic relations; and neighborhood selection and residential inequality.
Her newest project, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, explores how inequality in the online rental housing market is related to residential segregation.
She has won multiple awards, including the Louis Wirth Best Article Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.
Washington University’s Ariela Schachter and Linling Gao-Miles share their perspectives on the recent killing of eight people — including six women of Asian decent — in Atlanta and the history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.
Fueled by political rhetoric about dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and other countries President Donald Trump labeled “shithole” nations have no legal right to be in the United States, new research in the journal American Sociological Review suggests.
In 2015, Washington University re-established the Department of Sociology in Arts & Sciences. Concentrating on the origins and impacts of inequality, faculty and students are investigating some of the nation’s most critical and urgent social challenges.