CURRENT POSITION
Data Scientist, Yammer, Microsoft, 2015-Current

PAST POSITIONS 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO), University of Notre Dame, 2013-2015 
Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE), Department of Sociology, Yale University, 2011-2013
Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 2009-2011

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Sociology, UCLA, 2009
Dissertation: You’ve Got a Friend: Adolescent Friendship Preferences, Dynamics, and Implications for Future Stratification
Committee: Robert Mare (chair), Meredith Phillips, Judith Seltzer, Sandra Black

M.A., Sociology, UCLA, 2005 

B.A., Sociology, Reed College, 2003

PUBLICATIONS 

Luthra, Renee Reichl and Jennifer Flashman. Forthcoming. “Who Benefits the Most from Post-Secondary Schooling?: A Cross-National Comparison of Selection and the Economic Returns to Post-Secondary Education." Research in Higher Education.

Andrew, Megan and Jennifer Flashman. 2017. School Transitions, Peer Influence, and Educational Expectation Formation: Girls and Boys. Social Science Research 61: 218-233.

Flashman, Jennifer. 2014. “Friendship and Racial Disparities in Academic Achievement.” Sociological Science 1: 260-276.

Flashman, Jennifer, and Diego Gambetta. 2014. “Thick as Thieves: Homophily and Trust among Deviants.” Rationality and Society 26: 3-45.

Flashman, Jennifer. 2013. “A Cohort Perspective on Gender Gaps in College Attendance and Completion.” Research in Higher Education 54: 545-570.

Flashman, Jennifer. 2012. “Different Preferences or Different Opportunities?: Explaining Race Differentials in the Academic Achievement of Friends.” Social Science Research 41: 888-903.

Flashman, Jennifer. 2012. “Academic Achievement and Its Impact on Friend Dynamics.” Sociology of Education. 85: 61-80. 

Phillips, Meredith, and Jennifer Flashman. 2007. “How Did the Statewide Assessment and Accountability Policies of the 1990s Affect Instructional Quality in Low -Income Elementary Schools?” in Standard- Based Reform and the Poverty Gap edited by Adam Gamoran. Brookings Institution Press: Washington DC.

Durand, Jorge, Edward Telles, and Jennifer Flashman. 2006. “The Demographic Foundations of the Latino Population” in Transforming Our Common Destiny: Hispanics in the United States. National Academy of Sciences: Washington DC. 

FUNDING 
2015-2017    WT Grant Foundation Large Grant, with Megan Andrew                                          $600,000
2015-2016    Spencer Foundation Grant, with Megan Andrew                                                           $60,000
2014-2015    Notre Dame Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, with Megan Andrew       $14,970
2012-2013    Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality New Scholars Grant                                 $19,000 
2010-2011    British Academy Small Research Grant, with Renee Luthra                                            £7,491

INVITED PRESENTATIONS
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2014
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, May 2014
SFI, The Danish National Center for Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2013
Stanford CPI New Scholars Conference, Stanford University, September 2013
CREO Seminar, University of Notre Dame, September 2013
Queens College, City University of New York, December 2012
CIQLE Workshop, Yale University, September 2012
Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, June 2012
CIQLE Workshop, Yale University, January 2012
MZES Colloquium, University of Mannheim, October 2011
Nuffield Sociology Seminar, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, May 2011
Nuffield Networks Seminar, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, February 2011
AERA Grants Program Grantee Conference. Washington, DC, October 2010
Quant SIG Seminar, Department of Education, University of Oxford, February 2010
Inequality Seminar, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, December 2009
Social Networks Seminar, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, October 2009

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Peer Influence in the Micro-Foundations of Educational Inequality: the Case of Educational Expectation Formation. 
        American Sociological Association meetings, San Francisco, CA, August 2014
        RC28 meetings, Trento, IT, May 2013
“That’s What Friends are For?: The Role of Friends in the Maintenance of Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps.” 
        Midwest Sociology of Education meetings, Madison, WI, November 2013 
        RC28 meetings, Trento, IT, May 2013 
“Friendship and Racial Disparities in Academic Achievement.” 
        Population Association of America meetings, New Orleans, April 2013 
        American Sociological Association meetings, New York, NY, August 2013
        RC28 meetings, Essex, UK, April 2011
“Who Benefits from a Tertiary Degree?: A Cross-National Comparison of Selection and the Economic Returns to Post-Secondary Education.” 
        European Population Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2012
        Population Association of America meetings, New Orleans, April 2013
        American Sociological Association meetings, New York, NY, August 2013
“Friends in Misdeed are Friends Indeed.” 
        European Network of Analytical Sociologists meeting, Paris, France, June 2011
        American Sociological Association meetings, Las Vegas, NV, August 2011
“Change and Stability in Adolescent Friendship Networks: The Role of Academic Achievement.” 
        American Sociological Association Meetings, Atlanta, GA August 2010
        Add Health Users Group Conference, Bethesda, MD July 2008
“Friendship Dynamics, Academic Achievement, and Race.” 
        RC28 meetings in Haifa, Israel, May 2010 
        Population Association of America meetings, Dallas, TX, April 2010
“Race and Friendship Choice: A Test of Contact and Group Threat Theories.” 
        Population Association of America meetings, Detroit, MI April 2009
“Are Black Students Punished for ‘Acting White’?: Race, Academic Achievement, and Friendship Choices.” 
        Population Association of America Meetings, New Orleans, LA, April 2008 
        American Sociological Association Meetings, Boston, MA, August 2008
“Changes in Process of College Choice among Men and Women: the Role of Two-Year Colleges.” 
        Population Association of America meetings, Los Angeles, CA, March 2006 
        American Sociological Association meetings, Montreal, August 2006