Ariela Schachter is an Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2016 and her B.A. from Rice University in 2009. Her research focuses on immigration, race relations, and inequality in the United States, and primarily uses experimental and causal inference methods.

Ariela is currently exploring how immigrants and native-born Americans understand and relate to one another, using a combination of survey and field experiments, and longitudinal survey data. Her first paper from this project, “From ‘Different’ to ‘Similar’: An Experimental Approach to Understanding Assimilation,” (recently published in the American Sociological Review) uses a conjoint survey experiment to examine how native-born, non-Hispanic White Americans react to immigrants and their descendants as they achieve social mobility.

Ariela’s work has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and Stanford University, and has been supported by Stanford's Laboratory for the Study of American Values. In 2015 she was awarded the Aristide Zolberg Student Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on International Migration.


Email: ariela@wustl.edu
Position: Assistant Professor

Website: Personal website
Institution / Affiliation : Washington University in St. Louis

Geographical Region: North America
Methodology: Experimental Design, Statistics, Survey Methodology
Policy: Ethnic Politics