Jennifer Hochschild


  • Race and diversity

Jennifer Hochschild is the Henry LaBarre Jayne professor of government at Harvard University, professor of African and African American studies, and Harvard College professor. She holds lectureships in the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 2011, she held the John W. Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress. Hochschild studies and teaches about the intersection of American politics and political philosophy – particularly in the areas of race, ethnicity, and immigration – as well as educational and social welfare policies. She is currently conducting research on the politics and ideology of genomic science, immigrant political incorporation, and citizens’ use of factual information in political decision-making. Hochschild is the author or co-author of numerous books, including most recently, “Do Facts Matter?: Information and Misinformation in American Politics,” co-authored with Katherine Levine Einstein. She has served as a consultant or expert witness in several school desegregation cases, most importantly Yonkers Board of Education v. New York State.