Educations & Degrees:
MA, Sociology, Syracuse University, 2017
BA, Sociology, Grinnell College, 2015
assistance programs, occupations and work, inequality, medical
sociology, social policy
Jennifer Brooks is a PhD candidate and STEM Graduate
Fellow in the Sociology Department at Syracuse University. She received
her CAS in Disability Studies in 2019, and her Master’s in Sociology in 2017.
Her research examines the labor market disadvantages (LMD)
of people with disabilities through an intersectional lens, and how health may
be both a cause and consequence of this LMD. Her current work explores how
factors such as gender, race, state, timing of disability onset, and limitation
type shape LMD.
Her work has been published in Social Science Quarterly
(SSQ) and The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion Research Brief Series.
Jennifer was the recipient of the American Sociological Association Disability
and Society Section 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award.