RIJS People Faculty
MARY C. BRINTON
Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology & Chair, Department of Sociology
Professor Mary Brinton joined the Harvard faculty in 2003 having previously taught at the University of Chicago for
12 years and at Cornell University for 4 years. Brinton’s research and teaching focus on gender inequality, education, labor markets, economic sociology, Japanese society, and comparative sociology. Her research combines qualitative and quantitative methods to study institutional change and its effects on individual action, particularly in labor markets and in education. Professor Brinton generally engages in primary data collection for her research projects, and has designed social surveys, interviews, and observational studies in Japan and Korea.