Tamkinat Rauf

Position title: Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: trauf@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-8334

4408 Sewell Social Science

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Curriculum Vitae
Tamkinat Rauf

Research Interest Statement:

My research examines disparities in mental, physical, and material well-being. I am interested in both how these inequalities are influenced by macrosocial forces (including economic and political institutions), as well as how they are generated in proximate contexts via the interplay of biological and social psychological processes. I use a variety of analytical approaches in my work, including panel data methods, sociogenomics, and survey experiments. Some of my recent and ongoing work looks at the relationship between income and mental health, linkages between genetic and social causes of depression, and how scholarship about well-being and happiness influences political preferences about inequality.


Ph.D. Sociology, Stanford University (2023)

Departmental Areas of Interest:

Aging and the Life Course; Demography and Ecology; Medical Sociology; Methods and Statistics; Political Sociology; Social Psychology and Microsociology; Social Stratification

Other Campus Affiliations:

Center for Demography and Ecology

Selected Publications:

Rauf, Tamkinat. 2023. “Differential Sensitivity to Adversity by Income: Evidence from a Study of Bereavement” Social Science Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2023.102920 Replication package: https://osf.io/quz3k/

Rauf, Tamkinat and Jeremy Freese. “Happiness Scholarship and Redistributive Preferences.” Social Psychology Quarterly (2023). doi: 10.1177/01902725231189258. Replication package: https://osf.io/nua6c/ 

Rauf, Tamkinat. “Mental Health Effects of Income over the Adult Life Course.” Socius 9 (2023)doi:10.1177/23780231231186072. Replication package: https://osf.io/grjs9/

Freese, Jeremy, Tamkinat Rauf, and Jan Gerrit Voelkel. “Advances in Transparency and Reproducibility in the Social Sciences.” Social Science Research 107 (2022). doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2022.102770

Torche, Florencia and Tamkinat Rauf. “The Political Context and Infant Health in the United States.” American Sociological Review 86, no. 3 (2021): 377-405. doi: 10.1177/00031224211000710. Replication package: https://osf.io/ubk5e/

Rauf, Tamkinat. “How College Makes Liberals (Or Conservatives).” Socius 7 (2021): 1-13. Doi: 10.1177/2378023120982435. Replication package: https://osf.io/j5avr/

Rauf, Tamkinat. “Getting a Job, Again: New Evidence Against Subjective Well-being Scarring.” Social Forces 100, no. 1 (2020): 218-245. doi: 10.1093/sf/soaa086. Replication package: https://osf.io/6wmrq/