Jamie M. Carroll is a Ph.D. in Sociology and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Study of Learning Mindsets at the Population Researcher Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work investigates the ways in which institutions stratify individual outcomes across the life course by empowering some and disengaging others. She uses quantitative methods to examine how educational institutions can reproduce and disrupt inequalities in health and civic participation. Her postdoctoral work extends her findings on the importance of course-taking patterns for later life outcomes by examining how learning contexts and student-teacher relationships constrain and support students’ advanced course-taking. Her work has been published in Social Forces, The Journal of Higher Education, and Social Science Research. She has also published work in The Huffington Post and the Austin-American Statesman. Her dissertation, "Sustaining a Nonrepresentative Democracy: How Education Shapes Long-term Voting Patterns" was selected as a semifinalist for the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.