Keith Gunnar Bentele
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Bentele is a sociologist whose research focuses on public policy and inequality. Much of his work examines the factors shaping policy outcomes in US state legislatures, with particular attention to the influences of social movements and political ideology. In addition, Bentele has examined the drivers of rising earnings inequality, poverty, and variation in welfare state generosity across states. Bentele has worked with a number of nonprofit organizations which providing support for at-risk youth and victims of homicide in the Boston area.