Collin Mueller

Collin Mueller

Postdoctoral Associate

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Collin Mueller is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Social Science Research Institute and an Affiliate of the Sociology Department and the Center for Child and Family Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Collin specializes in team-based ethnographic and qualitative interviewing techniques. His program of research is conceptually grounded in life course perspectives, relational ethnography, and cumulative advantage/disadvantage approaches. His current research integrates qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the ways racial/ethnic, class, and gender inequalities in health, employment, and safety-net resource utilization are related over time.

Collin received his B.A. at Rice University, M.Div. at Duke Divinity School, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology at Duke University. He has taught courses on inequality, organizations, and social science research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Duke and North Carolina Central University. He has presented at conferences including the American Sociological Association annual meetings, and his research has been published in peer-reviewed outlets including The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Social Compass, Race and Social Problems, and The Gerontologist. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Religious Research Association, A Foundation for Theological Education, Duke University’s Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. 

Selected Grants

Constant H. Jacquet Research Award awarded by Religious Research Association (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

Addressing Unmet Health Needs and Understanding Social and Economic Hardships among Uninsured Residents of a Southern City awarded by American Sociological Association (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

John Wesley Fellowship awarded by A Foundation for Theological Education (PI-Fellow). 2014 to 2018