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Keith Bentele, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts Director, Master’s Program in Applied Sociology
  • Telephone: 617-287-4056
  • Fax: 617-287-6288
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,04,00018

Areas of Expertise

Stratification, Inequality, Political Sociology, Public Policy


PhD, University of Arizona

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

View Professor Bentele's Curriculum Vitae

Current Research

An examination of the impact of the 2007-09 recession on both racial and ethnic wealth inequality and the performance of U.S. safety net programs. A project exploring the causes of dramatic reductions in the number of TANF caseloads. Research on the determinants of earnings inequality, incarceration rates, and the proliferation of faith-based legislation at the U.S. state-level.