Sara Chaganti

Senior Research Associate

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Contact

Email: schagant@brandeis.edu
Office: Heller-Brown Building 360
Phone: 781-736-4679
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Expertise

Work and workforce development, inequality, social policy, program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research methods

Courses

  • SOC 116a - Work, Employment and Unemployment: Sociological Approaches

Degrees

  • Brandeis University
    Ph.D.
  • Brandeis University
    M.A.
  • Northeastern University
    M.S.
  • Yale University
    B.A.

Sara Chaganti

Senior Research Associate

Profile

Sara Chaganti is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP), with expertise in employment and workforce development, poverty and inequality, and homelessness. Her dissertation research examines the cultural markers of employability for low-income job seekers. At IASP she has contributed to work on career advancement for entry-level workers, workforce development and family homelessness, employment security and occupational segregation. She currently serves as Co-PI on a large federally-funded project on the healthcare workforce, and was the project manager on a four-year statewide evaluation project. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has published in Evaluation and Program Planning and the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy.Sara holds a PhD in Social Policy and Sociology from Brandeis University, an MS in Law, Policy and Society from Northeastern University and a BA in Anthropology from Yale University.

Scholarship

  • Chaganti, Sara. "Employment Change among Hurricane Katrina Evacuees: The Impacts of Race and Place." Journal of Public Management and Social Policy 22. 2 (2015): Art. 3.
  • Meschede, Tatjana and Chaganti, Sara. "Home for Now: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Short-Term Housing Support Program for Homeless Families." Evaluation and Program Planning 52. (2015): 85-95.