Collegiate Affiliation

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Sociology and the Minnesota Population Center. A sociologist and demographer, she studies racial inequality in mortality in the historical and contemporary United States, and specializes in finding comparisons and metrics that illuminate the human meaning of mortality disparities. She has extensively researched the Covid-19 pandemic in Minnesota, where she also co-founded an award-winning community vaccination organization. She is also a demographic methodologist, developing models designed to clarify relationships between micro and macro perspectives on population processes.

Interviews I recommend to get a sense of how I think about my work:

On methodology: Interview with ASA methodology section (April 2021)

On racism and mortality: Interview with Rampant magazine (November 2020)

(Note: the CV linked here is typically up to date; the list of publications below is typically outdated. Please always feel free to email for a copy of any of my articles that may be paywalled.)

Educational Background
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 2014
  • B.A.: Sociology, New York University, 2006
  • M.A.: Philosophy, New York University, 2007