Sojourner is a labor economist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management who researches labor-market institutions, human capital, and behavioral consumer finance. He spent the 2016-‘17 academic year in Washington, D.C. serving as senior economist for labor at the U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisers. The U.S. Labor and Employment Relations Association awarded him the John T. Dunlop Scholar Award in 2016, which recognizes emerging scholars for outstanding research contributions to issues of national significance. Sojourner completed his PhD in economics at Northwestern University in 2009 and was a pre-doctoral fellow in the university’s Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences. He also has an MA in public policy analysis from the University of Chicago and a BA in history from Yale University.