Devah Pager

 

 

Age: 46

 

Summary: sociologist at Harvard University best known for measuring and documenting racial discrimination in the labor market and in the criminal justice system, who was the Peter & Isabel Malkin professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where she documented what she called the "powerful effects of race" on hiring decisions, which she said contributed to persistent inequality after employers that she found were more likely to hire a white man, even if he had a felony conviction, than a black man with no criminal record.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

 

Born: March 1, 1972

 

Died: November 2, 2018

 

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts