Alec Rhodes is a graduate student in sociology at Ohio State University and research associate at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. His research focuses on economic inequality and insecurity; credit, debt, and wealth; education; and social policy. He is especially interested in using quantitative methods to investigate the causes and consequences of rising inequality and insecurity for individuals, communities, and societies. His collaborative work examines the effects of housing wealth and debt on health and wellbeing among older adults.

He is a member of Debt Lab , a collaborative research group that studies credit, debt, inequality, and insecurity. His advisor is Rachel Dwyer .

Prior to arriving at Ohio State, he received BAs in sociology and economics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.


  • Inequality & Mobility
  • Economic Sociology
  • Credit, Wealth, & Debt
  • Education
  • Social Policy


  • BA in sociology | BA in economics, 2018

    Hobart and William Smith Colleges




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