Collin Mueller is a postdoctoral research associate in the Social Science Research Institute and affiliate at the Center for Child and Family Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He received his B.A. at Rice University, M.Div. at Duke Divinity School, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology at Duke University. He has taught courses on inequality, organizations, and social science research methods at the undergraduate and graduate level at Duke and North Carolina Central University.
Collin specializes in team-based ethnographic and qualitative interviewing techniques. His work is conceptually grounded in life course perspectives, relational ethnography, and cumulative advantage/disadvantage approaches. His research integrates qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the ways racial/ethnic, class, and gender inequalities in health, employment, and safety-net resource utilization are related over time. His research has been presented at conferences, including the American Sociological Association annual meetings, and has been published in peer-reviewed outlets including The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, The Gerontologist, and Social Compass.
His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Religious Research Association, A Foundation for Theological Education, Duke University’s Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism at the Sanford School of Public Policy.