Jimmy Biblarz is a doctoral student in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard University. Originally from Los Angeles, Jimmy is a 2014 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College (Social Studies and English) and the resident LGBTQ tutor in Eliot House. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Inequality and Wealth Concentration Scholarship. Jimmy is interested in links between equity-focused public policies, features of neighborhoods and schools, and children’s chances of upward intergenerational mobility. His current project traces the rise and fall of racial integration as the ideological focus of social policy, and the subsequent emergence of competing ideologies. More generally, he is interested in stratification and inequality including discrimination processes, urban poverty, race, immigration, social networks, and continuity and change in values and attitudes.
Jimmy has worked as a tutor and advisor in various capacities. For his work as a resident tutor at Harvard, he was awarded the John Marquand Award, as well as the Dingman Award for Peer Advising Fellows. He has worked as an online and in-person SAT and ACT tutor, and has tutored students in all academic subjects. Privately, he has advised many students on college admissions preparation, helping them secure admission to Harvard, Princeton, USC, Berkeley, and Claremont McKenna, among others. Most recently, he has worked with students on LSAT and GRE preparation.
Outside of school, Jimmy can be found drinking copious amounts of Diet Coke (apologies in advance if he brings a six-pack to a lesson), making spreadsheets about almost everything (Where to go to dinner on Friday? What brand of tennis shoes to buy?), or taking full advantage of the HBO Go archive.