Chandra Muller
University of Texas at Austin
Alma Cowden Madden Centennial Professor in Sociology
Chandra Muller

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Chandra MullerĀ is Alma Cowden Madden Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research focuses on the long run effects of high school coursework on midlife work and financial security, health, and political participation, with an emphasis on social inequality by gender, social class, disability status, and immigration status. She is the principal investigator of the High School and Beyond (HS&B) Midlife Follow-up study (, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation, that has interviewed members of the HS&B sophomore and senior cohorts in 2014 and 2015. Previously, she led studies of the college transcripts for members of the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1997 (NLSY97) and the high school transcripts for the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), both funded by National Institutes of Health. For the 2016-2017 academic year, she is a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York. Professor Muller received her bachelor's degree in sociology from University of California at Santa Barbara, a master's degree in education from Stanford University and a MA and PhD in sociology from University of Chicago. She was a NAEd Spencer Foundation Post-doctoral fellow. Prior to earning her doctorate, Professor Muller was an elementary school classroom teacher. (

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