Tamkinat Rauf

Position title: Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology

Email: trauf@wisc.edu

1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

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Curriculum Vitae


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.  

CDE research theme area affiliations

Health & the Life Course; Demography of Inequality; Biodemography 

Selected Publications

Rauf, Tamkinat and Jeremy Freese. “Genetic Influences on Depression and Selection into Adverse Life Experiences” Social Science & Medicine (2024). doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2024.116633. Replication package: https://osf.io/vp7tw/

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/