Interim Dean of Social Science; Professor of Social Research and Public Policy
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Areas: Inequality; Health; Gender; Sexuality
Hannah Brückner (PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) works on a wide range of topics related to the life course, inequality, health, gender, and sexuality. She is the author of Gender Inequality in the Life Course and has published numerous chapters and articles about gender inequality in the labor force and in retirement, the integration of women in academic workplaces and adolescent health and sexual behavior.
Findings from her research with Peter Bearman on adolescent health and sexual behavior were featured in news media across the US, including the New York Times and 60 Minutes. The Washington Post, National Public Radio, as well as many online news outlets reported on an article co-authored with Kathryn Himmelstein, published in the journal Pediatrics, on institutional sanctions against sexual minority youth. She is an expert in the design and analysis of survey data, with a focus on methods for collecting and analyzing longitudinal data.
Current research projects focus on the representation of academics and academic knowledge on Wikipedia and the impact of labor migration on gender inequality in Kerala (India). She has received an Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellowship and research grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation.
While at Yale University, she was a member of the steering committee of the Women Faculty Forum and Co-Director of the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE). AT NYUAD she has served as Associate Dean of Social Sciences, program head for Social Research and Public Policy, and as chair of the IRB. In 2015, she was appointed as Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity.