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Mr. Patrick Hamm graduated in 2004 from Yale University with a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. Currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Harvard University, Mr. Hamm’s research interests include political economy, post-socialist capitalism, privatization, comparative historical sociology, social theory, Critical Theory (Frankfurt School), with a specific focus on the political landscapes of post-Communist Russia and China.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Patrick Hamm worked as a research assistant to Professor Lawrence King at Yale, and has since collaborated with him on several papers. Patrick Hamm, Prof. Lawrence King, and Oxford Professor David Stuckler co-wrote an article published in 2009 in the International Journal of Health Services, which documented the effects of rapid privatization on the health and stress levels of individuals living in post-communist society. At Harvard, Mr. Hamm has worked as a research assistant to Professor Marty Whyte on the China Inequality and Distributive Justice Survey Project, and to Professor Neil Gross, on Attitudes of the American Professoriate Project. Patrick Hamm’s doctoral dissertation is a comparison of the political economy of food production in Russia and China.

A teaching fellow at Harvard, Mr. Hamm has experience teaching classes in Quantitative Methods in Sociology, Leadership, and Organizations, as well as Introduction to the Sociology of Organizations. In addition, Patrick Hamm has supervised four undergraduate thesis projects in both Sociology and Social Studies. Mr. Hamm is a native of Germany and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Work experience

Jun 2006Aug 2006

Summer Intern

Oxford Analytica





Member of Harvard Graduate Student Council. Academy Graduate Fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (dissertation completion fellowship).




Received this Master's degree as part of Ph.D. program, not from attending a separate degree program.




Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Yale Lightweight Crew Team, and Yale Heavyweight Crew Team. Graduated with honors and distinction; received Richard U. Light Fellowship for language study in East Asia for two consecutive years.