Paul Hanselman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Education at UCI and the Population Research Center at the University of Texas as Austin, where he worked on the National Study of Learning Mindsets. His research interests relate to how schools contribute to inequality and what we can do about it. He is particularly interested in the dual influences of motivational processes and social contexts in children’s educational development, and the implications for heterogeneous impacts of mindset interventions. He is a 2018 National Academies of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow for a research project considering contextual variation in the value of academic mindsets.