Davis Daumler is a PhD candidate in Sociology, an affiliate with the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics, and a Population Studies Center trainee at the Institute for Social Research. His work engages with the topics of stratification, social mobility, and economic sociology.
He is currently working on two broader projects. The first investigates how the timing of childhood poverty contributes to intergenerational inequalities. And the second explores the process by which families accumulate wealth and the larger shift in society’s reliance on household finances as a de facto safety net. His research has received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Poverty Solutions, and the James N. Morgan Innovation in the Analysis of Economic Behavior Fund.
Before joining the department, Daumler received his bachelor's and master's degrees from McGill University. In 2016, he was awarded the Outstanding Graduating Student Award by the Canadian Sociological Association.