Alex Roehrkasse

Hello! I'm a sociologist whose research focuses on inequality, families, and quantitative and historical methods. I am especially interested in the ways that families interact with the legal, criminal justice, and financial systems, with consequences for racial and gender equity and child welfare. I also work on developing new, large-scale sources of longitudinal administrative data.

I'm currently a postdoctoral associate at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University, where I am an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Cornell Population Center. I am also a staff member of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect. Before coming to Cornell I received my Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019.