Fabian Pfeffer received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Social Research, and Co-Investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. His work appears in the American Sociological Review, the Annual Review of Sociology, Social Forces, the European Sociological Review, and other outlets. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and others.