My research focuses broadly on social inequality. I am currently exploring the question of how wars affect people's lives. In this research, I examine the life course trajectories of veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces, focusing on the effects of military service and combat exposure on work and health.
|Course ID||Title||Meeting Time||Location||Semester||Syllabus|
|Soc. 497||Capstone Research Practicum||Tu,Th 1:25-2:40||VUCB||Spring 2015|
|Soc. 415||Globalization||Tu,Th 1:25-2:40||Fall 2015|
Alair MacLean and Meredith Kleykamp. 2014. "Coming Home: Attitudes toward U.S. Veterans returning from Iraq."
Social Problems 61(1):131-154.
Alair MacLean. 2010. "The Things They Carry: Combat, Disability, and Unemployment among US Men.” American Sociological Review 75(4):563-585.
Alair MacLean and Glen H. Elder, Jr. 2007."Military Service in the Life Course.” Annual Review of Sociology 33: 175-96.
- PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004