Ariela Schachter

Assistant Professor of Sociology

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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.

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Rallying point

Rallying point

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.