Program Welcomes First Visiting Scholar - Philip Cohen, PhD.

October 3, 2018
Program Welcomes First Visiting Scholar - Philip Cohen, PhD.

The program is happy to welcome Dr. Philip Cohen to MIT for the Fall 2018 semester.  He is the first Visiting Scholar for the program and will be onsite here one week each in September, November, and January during IAP.  In November he will present a 1 hour talk which will be open to the public.  When not on site, Dr. Cohen will be at his home institution, the University of Maryland.  While here this semester his research will be focused on open peer review and the structure of publishing in the social sciences.


More about Dr. Cohen:



My research and teaching concern the sociology of families, social demography, and social inequality. I study families and inequality, mostly from a demographic perspective, especially gender and race/ethnic inequality. I also research family structure, marriage and divorce, and the way we measure, count and describe people in and around families. The second edition of my textbook, The Family: Diversity, Inequality and Social Change, will be published in 2018. My new book, in production at University of California Press, is Enduring Bonds: Inequality, Marriage, Parenting, and Everything Else That Makes Families Great and Terrible. My regular writing appears on my blog, Family Inequality, at Finally, I am the director of SocArXiv, the open archive of the social sciences; and the chair of the Family Section of the American Sociological Association. Find me on twitter at @familyunequal.

CV: Curriculum vitae

Personal Website:

Philip N. Cohen


While at MIT Dr. Cohen will be reachable at




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