Jessi Streib

Jessi Streib

Assistant Professor of Sociology

External Address: 
337 Soc/Psych Bldg, Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708


My research focuses on how social class inequalities are experienced and reproduced through everyday interactions. My book documents how the class individuals grow up in shapes their sensibilities and their marriages. My other work focuses on class in educational settings, specifically how preschoolers' interactions with each other can produce class inequality and how students from different class backgrounds transition from college to work.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 2013

Selected Grants

Beyond Entering And Remaining: Social Class Inequality In The Transition From College To Work awarded by Spencer Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2018

Streib, JS. The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. (Monograph)

Streib, J. "Class, culture, and downward mobility." Poetics 70 (October 1, 2018): 18-27. Full Text

Streib, J, Ayala, M, and Wixted, C. "Benign Inequality: Frames of Poverty and Social Class Inequality in Children’s Movies." Journal of Poverty 21.1 (January 2, 2017): 1-19. Full Text

Streib, J. "Class origin and college graduates' parenting beliefs." Sociological Quarterly 54.4 (September 1, 2013): 670-693. Full Text

Streib, J. "Class Reproduction by Four Year Olds." Qualitative Sociology 34.2 (June 1, 2011): 337-352. Full Text

Streib, JS. "Class Origin and Heterogeneity in College Graduates’ Parenting Beliefs." The Sociological Quarterly 54.4: 670-693.