Peter Francis Harvey

Peter Francis Harvey

Postdoctoral Fellow, Inequality in America Initiative, Harvard


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2022

M.Phil., Sociology, University of Cambridge, 2013

M.A. (Undergraduate), University of Edinburgh, 2012

Research Interests

Culture, social inequality, education

Courses Taught

SOCI 001 - Introduction to Sociology

Selected Publications

Harvey, Peter Francis. 2023. "'Everyone Thinks They're Special': How Schools Teach Children Their Social Station." American Sociological Review. 88 (3): 493-521.

  • ESS, Candace Rogers Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper 2021 (Winner)
  • ASA, Social Psychology Section, Graduate Student Paper Award 2021 (Honorable Mention)


Harvey, Peter Francis. 2022. “‘Make Sure You Look Someone in the Eye’: Socialization and Classed Comportment in Two Elementary Schools.” American Journal of Sociology 127 (5): 1417-1459.

  •  ASA, Social Psychology Section, Graduate Student Paper Award 2020 (Co-Winner)
  •  ASA, Children & Youth Section, Graduate Student Paper Award 2019 (Winner)


Harvey, Peter Francis and Annette Lareau. (2020)Studying Children Using Ethnography: Heightened Challenges and Balancing Acts.” Bulletin of Sociological Methodology 146 (1): 16-36.


Harvey, Peter Francis. (2018) “It’s a Total Way of Life? Catholic Priests, Women’s Ordination, and Identity Work.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57 (3): 547–66.

  • ASA, Sociology of Religion, Graduate Student Paper Award 2017 (Honorable Mention)