Ramina Sotoudeh

Ramina is a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Sociology at Nuffield College. Her research combines genetic data with more conventional social science data to enrich understandings of social processes ranging from friendship formation to educational outcomes and drug use. Using econometric and computational methods, Ramina’s doctoral thesis examines the complex dynamics of substance use behavior in American high schools, across multiple levels: institutions, social relations, and individual attributes (both social and genetic). 


Ramina received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2021 and her B.A. in Social Research and Public Policy from New York University Abu Dhabi in 2011. Her work has appeared in Demography (forthcoming), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Population Research and Policy Reviews, and Sociological Methods & Research.

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