2010

Samuel J. Abrams

Ph.D. in Political Science, 2010.
Professor of Politics and Social Sciences, Sarah Lawrence College.
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Lucy Barnes

Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, 2010.
Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University College London

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford (2011-2013).

David Deming

David Deming, Associate Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

David Deming

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2010.
Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education.


David Deming is one of five new William T. Grant Scholars for 2013-2018. The William T. Grant Scholars Program “supports the professional development of promising early career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences” with five-year research awards.

Michael Javen Fortner

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2010.
Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Urban Studies, The Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York.


Michael Javen Fortner is the author of Black Silent Majority: Urban Politics and the Rockefeller Drug Laws (Harvard University Press, 2015).

He is also co-editor with Amy Bridges of Urban Citizenship and American Democracy: The Historical and Institutional Roots of Local Politics and Policy (SUNY Press, 2016).

Sabrina Pendergrass

Ph.D. in Sociology, 2010.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Carter G. Woodson Institute of African American and African Studies, University of Virginia.


Sabrina Pendergrass has been awarded Exemplary Diversity Dissertation Award from the National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan (2010), for her dissertation, “Making moves: Place, culture, and stratification in African American reverse migration to the urban South.”

Sabrina Pendergrass has been awarded the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Poverty, Class, and Inequality Section of the Society for the Study of Social Problems for “Making Moves: Social Stratification and the Socioeconomic and Symbolic Dimensions of Black Reverse Migration to the South.” (2010).

Graziella Silva

Ph.D. in Sociology, 2010.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Vice Chair, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Social Inequality, University of Rio de Janeiro. (on leave beginning Sept 2016).
Laura Tach

Laura Tach

Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2010.
Assistant Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University.


Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania (2010-2012).

Laura Tach has been named a 2015 William T. Grant Scholar. The William T. Grant Scholars program selects 4-6 promising early-career researchers each year in the social, behavioral, and health sciences and supports their professional development with five-year research awards.

It's Not Like I'm PoorIt's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare Worldco-authored by Sarah Halpern-Meekin '09, Kathryn Edin (Johns Hopkins University), Laura Tach '10, and Jennifer Sykes '11, has been published by the University of California Press (January 2015).