TRINIDAD, Jose Eos R. “Eos”

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Jose Eos Trinidad is pursuing a joint PhD in Sociology and Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. His research brings together insights from organizational sociology, educational policy, and quantitative methods. Substantively, he investigates how schools organize data and how data organize schools–with broader theoretical applications to public institutions and private organizations. His research has been published in more than 20 journals including Social Science and Medicine, International Journal of Educational Development, and Studies in Educational Evaluation. He is author of two books on research methods, one of which won the Philippine National Book Award. Originally from the Philippines, he obtained his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila University, and master’s degree in social sciences at the University of Chicago.

Areas of Specialization: 

Organizations, Education, Sociology, Research Methods

Professional Association & Recognition: 

American Sociological Association, American Educational Research Association, Winner: Philippine National Book Award

Courses Taught: 

Psychology and Personal Growth, Interdisciplinary Approaches,

Senior Seminar, Inequalities and Innovations in Education, Psychology of Leadership

Research Interest: 

Data-driven Organizations, Education Policy, Student-centered learning


Trinidad, Jose Eos. 2020. "Material resources, school climate, and achievement variations in the Philippines: Insights from PISA 2018." International Journal of Educational Development (online first). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2020.102174


Trinidad, Jose Eos. 2019. "Understanding when parental aspirations negatively affect student outcomes: The Case of aspiration-expectation inconsistency." Studies in Educational Evaluation 60, 179-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.stueduc.2019.01.004


Trinidad, Jose Eos. 2019. "Will it matter who I’m in school with? Differential Influence of Collective Expectations in Rural and Urban US Schools." International Studies in Sociology of Education (online first), 1-22. DOI: 10.1080/09620214.2019.1673791


Trinidad, Jose Eos. 2018. "Structural Limitations and Functional Alternatives Reducing Suspensions and Preserving Racial Suspension Gaps." Race Ethnicity and Education (online first), 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/13613324.2018.1538119

University Service and Outreach: 

BA (Ateneo de Manila University); MA and PhD in progress (The University of Chicago)