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contributors emma k. adam is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University . She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. A developmental psychologist, she is interested in how social relationships and everyday life experiences in›uence levels of psychological stress, health, and well-being in parents , children, adolescents, and young adults. In addition to being an investigator on several National Institute of Mental Health–funded research projects, Adam is the recipient of a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003–4) and received a ‹ve-year William T. Grant Scholars Award. karen albright is a National Institute of Mental Health Fellow at the Center for Culture and Health in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an Instructor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and was previously a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests lie in three main areas: the experience and treatment of poor mental health in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, the structure and consequences of inequality within the family, and the social-psychological effects of trauma. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, among others. nina bandelj is Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate at the Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine. She received a Ph.D. from Princeton University and was awarded the Seymour Martin Lipset Dissertation Award from the Society for Comparative Research. In 2005–6 she held fellowships at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany. Her research exam287 ines social and cultural bases of economic phenomena, determinants and consequences of globalization, and social change in postsocialist Europe. laura clawson is a senior writer at Working America, community af‹liate of the AFL-CIO. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University and has taught at Dartmouth College and the Princeton Theological Seminary. leah d. doane is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy from the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University where she was the project director of the Northwestern Sleep and Stress Study. Her research focuses on chronic and short term interpersonal and psychological stressors. Speci‹cally, she examines how these stressors in›uence physiology and health in adolescents and young adults. jeremy freese is Professor of Sociology and Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. His primary research interests are in social psychology , technology, and the relationship between biological and social processes. He is also the coauthor of a book on the analysis of categorical data. jason gallo is a Research Staff Member at the Science and Technology Policy Institute, a federally funded research and development center in Washington, DC. His doctoral research in the Media, Technology, and Society program in the School of Communication at Northwestern University focused on the role of the National Science Foundation in the development of the U.S. information infrastructure. eszter hargittai is Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, where she heads the Web Use Project. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University, where she was a Wilson Scholar. Her work focuses on the social and policy implications of information and communication technologies and the methodological challenges of studying related questions. In 2006–7 she was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. In 2008–9 she was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Her work has been funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Markle Foundation , among others. chris karr is the founder of and chief software developer at Audacious Software, a Chicago technology ‹rm. In 2009 he received his master’s degree from the Media , Technology, and Society Program at Northwestern University, where he worked on creating in situ systems and methods for conducting time...


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