I am an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University (2017), where I remain a Fellow in Sociology.
I study how (young) citizens learn about social inequality, and how they come to explain setbacks and success in their own life and that of others. My interest more broadly is in the interplay between the structural and agentic forces that together shape the course of people’s lives. In previous work, I studied such processes in schools and educational policy, criminal justice, and in urban settings.
You can contact me at j.mijs [at] lse.ac.uk, Click for my Curriculum Vitae [pdf].