Photograph of Paul MunizI am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University. My research interests include issues of urban homelessness and racial-ethnic disparities in STEM education. I am an award-winning instructor with teaching interests including inequality studies, sociological theory, strategies for writing academic prose, and introductory statistics and methods. In the broadest sense, I consider myself an inequality scholar focused on understanding how practical applications of social theory can contribute to a better future for all. This focus permeates both my research and teaching.

I received my Ph.D. from Cornell University in August 2019. I hold an M.A. in sociology from Cornell University (2016) and a B.A. in sociology from the State University of New York College at Geneseo (2012). Before entering graduate school, I worked as a rapid rehousing specialist and case manager for clients experiencing homelessness in Mercer County, NJ.