Awardee | Bernard L. Fraga (PhD '13) is the 2018 recipient of the Midwest Political Science Association Latino/a Caucus Early Career Award. An Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Fraga's research examines American electoral politics, racial and ethnic politics, and political behavior.
Upjohn Institute Alexandra Roulet, PhD in Economics '17, has been awarded the Upjohn Institute's 2017 Dissertation Award for best dissertation in employment research. Roulet's research focuses on labor and public economics, and has been published in leading academic journals including American Economic Review and Journal of Public Economics.
A postdoctoral fellow at INSEAD's Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality from January to August 2017, Roulet joined the INSEAD faculty in fall 2017 as Assistant Professor of Economics. Alexandra Roulet homepage
American Political Science Association Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, PhD '16 in Government & Social Policy, is the winner of the American Political Science Association's Harold D. Lasswell Prize for best PhD dissertation in the field of public policy. Now Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Alex's Harvard PhD dissertation examined corporate interests and conservative mobilization in the U.S. in recent decades. The prize is co-sponsored by the Policy Studies Association.
Alex has three books underway. His first, Politics at Work: How Employers Deploy Their Workers to Shape American Politics and Public Policy, will be published by Oxford University Press in January 2018. Learn more about his work: hertelfernandez.com
Russell Sage Foundation | Helen Marrow (PhD '07), Associate Professor of Sociology at Tufts University, has been selected to be a Visiting Researcher at the Russell Sage Foundation in 2017-2018. While in residence, she will work on her next book on Immigrant-Native Relations in 21st Century America. The book is a collaborative project with scholars Dina Okamato of Indiana University, Linda Tropp of University of Massachsuetts-Amherst, and Michael Jones-Correa of University of Pennsylvania. Read more about Helen Marrow's work: helenmarrow.com
Russell Sage Foundation | The Russell Sage Foundation announced four new awards from its small grant competition in intergenerational mobility, three of which will support research by Harvard Inequality & Social Policy affiliates:
Ellora Derenoncourt (Harvard University) Did Great Migration Destinations become Mobility Traps? Ellora Derenoncourt is a PhD candidate in Economics.
Ryan D. Enos (Harvard University) Do Public Works Programs Increase Intergenerational Mobility? Evidence from the Works Progress Administration Ryan Enos is Associate Professor of Government.
James J. Feigenbaum (Princeton University), Maximillian Hell (Stanford University), and Robert Manduca (Harvard University) The American Dream in the Great Depression: Absolute Income Mobility in the United States, 1915-1940 James Feigenbaum (Harvard PhD '16) is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University. In fall 2017 he will join the Boston University faculty as Assistant Professor of Economics. Maximillian Hell is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Stanford University. Robert Manduca is a PhD candidate in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard University.
Awardee | Noam Gidron (PhD '16) has been selected to be a 2017-2018 fellow in the Neihaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Beginning in 2018, he will join the faculty of the Department of Political Science and the Joint Program in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Learn more about Noam Gidron's work: scholar.harvard.edu/gidron
Awardee | Katerina Linos (JD '06, PhD '07)is one of 35 recipients of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowship, awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for the advancement of research in the social sciences and humanities. Linos is Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Project title: Refugees Misdirected: Information Barriers in the Exercise of Legal Rights.
Awardee | Christopher A. Bail (PhD '11)is one of 35 recipients of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowship, awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for the advancement of research in the humanities and social sciences. Bail is the Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Duke University. Project title: Countering Extremist Narratives on Social Media Via Computational Social Science.
Labor Employment Relations Association | Victor Tan Chen (Ph '12), Assistant Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, is a recipient of LERA's 2017 John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award for outstanding contributions to research that addresses employment problems of national significance. The selection panel praised Chen’s book, Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy (2015), for providing an “incisive analysis based on first-person stories of the experience of economic restructuring and prolonged joblessness for long-term unemployed autoworkers.”