Anna Katyn Chmielewski

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy
252 Bloor St. West, Room 6-189



Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Sociology of Education


Anna Katyn Chmielewski is an associate professor of Educational Leadership & Policy in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and associate professor of sociology (status only). She holds a PhD in Education and MA in Sociology from Stanford University. Her research examines trends and patterns of educational inequality, both in North America and internationally. Specifically, she is interested in socio-economic disparities in academic achievement, school segregation, curriculum differentiation/streaming/tracking and the consequences of childhood inequality for adult skills and university access. Her research has been published in American Sociological Review, American Educational Research Journal, European Sociological Review, and Research in Social Stratification and Mobility; and has been funded by SSHRC, the Spencer Foundation, and the American Educational Research Association. She teaches graduate courses in quantitative methods and international comparative sociology of education.

Recent Publications:
•    Chmielewski, A. K. (2019). The global increase in the socioeconomic achievement gap, 1964 to 2015. American Sociological Review, 84(3), 517-544.
•    Chmielewski, A. K., & Reardon, S. F. (2016). Patterns of cross-national variation in the association between income and academic achievement. AERA Open, 2(3), 2332858416649593.
•    Jerrim, J., Parker, P. D., Katyn Chmielewski, A., & Anders, J. (2015). Private schooling, educational transitions, and early labour market outcomes: Evidence from three Anglophone countries. European Sociological Review, 32(2), 280-294.
•    Jerrim, J., Chmielewski, A. K., & Parker, P. (2015). Socioeconomic inequality in access to high-status colleges: A cross-country comparison. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 42, 20-32.
•    Chmielewski, A. K. (2014). An international comparison of achievement inequality in within-and between-school tracking systems. American Journal of Education, 120(3), 293-324.
•    Chmielewski, A. K., Dumont, H., & Trautwein, U. (2013). Tracking effects depend on tracking type: An international comparison of students’ mathematics self-concept. American Educational Research Journal, 50(5), 925-957.