Anthony S. Chen

Cohort 12 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Dr. Chen received his PhD in Sociology from University of California-Berkeley, where he was also a Soros Fellow. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Rice University. He is also Director of Undergraduate Studies at Northwestern University. He is interested in the political development of public policy in the United States from the New Deal, and he has special interests in civil rights, social policy, and business-government relations. He is the author of The Fifth Freedom (Princeton), which offers a new account of how and why affirmative action emerged in employment. In collaboration with Lisa M. Stulberg, he is completing a book on the origins and development of affirmative action in college admissions. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Journal of American History, and Studies in American Political Development, among other outlets. Chen is co-editor of Studies in American Political Development. Before joining the faculty at Northwestern, Chen was on the faculty for eight years at the University of Michigan.

Discipline: Sociology