2009

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Social Poverty, by Sarah Halpern-MeekinSarah Halpern-Meekin's second book, Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties, focuses attention on the nature of social ties among low-income, unmarried parents, highlighting their often-ignored forms of hardship. Forthcoming from NYU Press (2019).

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

Tarek Alexander Hassan

Ph.D. in Economics, 2009.
Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Felipe Kast

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2009.
Deputy, National Congress of Chile.

Minister of Planning and Cooperation, Government of Chile (2010-2011).
Presidential Delegate for Chilean Reconstruction, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Chile (2011-2012 ).
Founder, Evolución Política, Chile.... Read more about Felipe Kast

Richard Mora

Richard Mora

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Occidental College.


Donald Loftsgordon Memorial Award for Outstanding Teacher, Occidental College, 2017.

Winner of the Linda and Tod Whilte Teaching Prize, Occidental College, 2014. 

Bikila Ochoa

Bikila Ochoa

PhD in Sociology & Social Policy, 2009.
JD, University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
Deputy Director, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Maria G. Rendon

María G. Rendón

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, University of California, Irvine.


Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of California, Berkeley, 2009-2011.

Dean’s Award for Inclusionary Excellence, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, 2018.

Juan E. Saavedra

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2009.
Economist, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California .

Judith Scott-Clayton

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2009.
Associate Professor of Economics and Education, Columbia University Teachers College.


Judith Scott-Clayton is a 2010 recipient of The Spencer Foundation's Exemplary Dissertation Award for her dissertation, "Understanding America’s...

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Scott Winship

Scott Winship

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
Executive Director, U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.
Director of the Social Capital Project, U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.