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About the Center

Cornell social scientists research and help solve the world’s most pressing social and behavioral challenges.

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Center Overview

Robert S. Harrison Director

Peter K. Enns

Professor of Government and Professor of Public Policy  

Research focus: Public opinion and political representation, mass incarceration and the legal system, time series analysis.

Contact me for: Questions about the CCSS and any suggestions or ideas for how we can support your research.

What the CCSS has done for me: I am extremely fortunate to have been part of two past theme projects (Judgment, Decision Making, and Social Behavior 2009–12 and The Cause, Consequences, and Future of Mass Incarceration in the United States 2015–18), which created lasting connections and collaborations with social scientists across Cornell, catalyzed several external grants, and supported multiple research projects including my book, Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World.

The CCSS Robert S. Harrison directorship is named after Cornell University’s Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus, Robert S. Harrison, class of ’76.

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Administration & Program Team

Consultants & Data Science Fellows

  • Florio Arguillas

    Research Associate

    741 Rhodes Hall

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  • Jonathan Bohan

    Data Archive Specialist and Assistant Data Custodian

    737 Rhodes Hall

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  • Rose Brown

    Data Science Fellow

    Ph.D. Student

    Rose Brown
  • Jonathan Chang

    Senior Data Science Fellow

    Ph.D. Student

    Fellowship paused, returning 8/23

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  • Elena Goloborodko

    Secure Data Services Manager

    Data Custodian

    739 Rhodes Hall

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  • Jacob Grippin

    Lead Statistical Consultant

    IT Help Desk

    734 Rhodes Hall, or Clark Hall

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  • Adit Jain

    Data Science Fellow

    Ph.D. Student

    Adit Jain
  • Kanika Khanna

    Data Science Fellow

    Ph.D. Student

    Kanika Khanna
  • Aishat Sadiq

    Data Science Fellow

    Ph.D. Student

    Aishat Sadiq
  • Nichole Szembrot

    Restricted Data Center Administrator

    Cornell Federal Statistical Research Data Center

    391 Pine Tree Road

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  • Katherine Zaslavksy

    Data Science Fellow

    Ph.D. Student

    Katherine Zaslavksy

University Research Leadership

The CCSS is housed under the Research Division. The Research Division, headed by the Vice President for Research and Innovation, enables and advances the university’s research priorities as well as research activities of Cornell colleges, schools, research centers, institutes, and laboratories.

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    Mike Kotlikoff
  • Krystyn J. Van Vliet

    Vice President for Research and Innovation

    Krystyn J. Van Vliet
  • Natalie Bazarova

    Associate Vice Provost

    Natalie Bazarova
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