Tyler Woods

Tyler Woods

Postdoctoral Fellow Tyler Woods earned his BA in Sociology (magna cum laude with Distinction in Research and Creative Works) from Rice University and his AM and PhD in Sociology from Harvard University. He is interested in job quality, dignity, and well-being in the U.S. service sector, and his research has appeared in journals such as Work and Occupations, SSM-Mental Health, and RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. Prior to graduate school, Tyler worked as a research analyst at the Urban Institute’s Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, where he conducted research on the social and economic well-being of low-income working families. Email:...
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Connor Williams

Data Analyst Connor Williams received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2017, with a Concentration in Analysis and Research. Prior to joining The Shift Project, Connor was a researcher at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency in Oakland, CA. Email: cwilliams@hks.harvard.edu Publications

Jeremy Mopsick

Predoctoral Fellow Jeremy Mopsick received a B.A. in physics and sociology from Wesleyan University in 2020. Prior to joining The Shift Project, Jeremy worked as a Research Professional at the University of Chicago where he studied issues centered around the minimum wage along with other topics in labor economics. Email: jmopsick@hks.harvard.edu   Publications March 14th, 2024 IKEA Self-Scheduling Intervention: Baseline Report Daniel Schneider, Kristen Harknett, Jeremy Mopsick, Clem Aeppli In this report, we document the scheduling conditions for IKEA co-workers before the launch of the intervention, and describe the… February 10th, 2023 Working in The Service Sector in Michigan Daniel...

Dylan Nguyen

Predoctoral Fellow Dylan Nguyen received a B.A. in Sociology, Statistics, and Social Policy Analysis from Rice University in 2022 where his thesis examined the relationship between neighborhood change and nonprofit organizations. Email: dnguyen@hks.harvard.edu   Publications March 30th, 2023 Why Are Young Workers Leaving Their Jobs? Tyler Woods, Dylan Nguyen, Daniel Schneider, Kristen Harknett The American labor market has experienced dramatic changes since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in the early spring…

Alessandra Soto

Reaserch Project Manager Alessandra Soto received an M.A. in Sociology from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2012 and an M.A in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University in 2017. Prior to joining The Shift Project, Alessandra worked for the Inter-American Development Bank and for the Center for Intercultural Education and Development at Georgetown University. Email: asotomario@hks.harvard.edu  

Elizabeth Kuhlman

Predoctoral Fellow Elizabeth Kuhlman received a B.A. in statistics and sociology from Rice University in 2023.  Her thesis examined the association between bicycle crashes and the built environment. Contact: ekuhlman@hks.harvard.edu Publications May 15th, 2024 Compliance and the Complaint Gap: Labor Standards Violations in the California Service Sector Daniel Schneider, Kristen Harknett, Elizabeth Kuhlman, David Weil This report aims to illuminate the state of compliance with California’s core labor standards and the opportunities and barriers to… October 10th, 2023 Most Hourly Workers at Large Service Sector Firms Still Lack Paid Sick Leave Elizabeth Kuhlman, Daniel Schneider Paid sick leave is essential...