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Javier Rodriguez S.Javier Rodriguez S. is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison and a Project Assistant at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Before joining the CCWT team, he was a research assistant at COWS and at the Institute for Research on Poverty, where he worked on workforce and labor market dynamics, and inequalities in education in Wisconsin. Javier’s dissertation examines how rising inequality and recent demographic changes shape public attitudes with respect to social, economic, and racial issues differently across the United States geography. He also studies how these same changes affect the local contexts that determine individuals’ socioeconomic trajectories.