2009

Marcus Alexander

Marcus Alexander

PhD in Political Science, 2009.


Marcus Alexander works as a research scientist on human and social aspects of human networks.

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

SSocial Poverty, by Sarah Halpern-Meekinarah 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. NYU Press (2019).

Vilas Associates Competition Winner, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019-2021. The Vilas Associates Competition "recognizes new and on-going research of the highest quality and significance."

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. University of California Press (2015).

Tarek A. Hassan

Tarek Alexander Hassan

PhD in Economics, 2009.
Associate Professor of Economics, Boston University.
Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 2021.
Felipe Kast

Felipe Kast

PhD in Public Policy, 2009.
Senator, National Congress of Chile.


Deputy, National Congress of Chile, 2014-2018.

Presidential Delegate for Chilean Reconstruction, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Chile, 2011-2012.

Minister of Planning and Cooperation, Government of Chile, 2010-2011.

Founder, Evolución Política, Chile.

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.
Associate 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.

Stagnant Dreamers, by María G. RendónMaría G. Rendón's book, Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the Integration of Second-Generation Latinos, has been published by the Russell Sage Foundation (2019).

Winner of the Robert E. Park Award for Best Book from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, 2020.

Winner of the Distinguished Contribution to Research Award from the Latino/a Section of the American Sociological Association, 2020.

Honorable Mention for the Thomas and Znaniecki Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association, 2020.

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

Juan E. Saavedra

Juan E. Saavedra

PhD in Public Policy, 2009.
Research Scientist, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California .
Judith Scott-Clayton

Judith Scott-Clayton

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


Featured Innovator, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2018.

AERA Educational Policy & Politics Early Career Award, 2016.

National Assn. of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Golden Quill Award, 2016.

Spencer Foundation Exemplary Dissertation Award, 2010.

Scott Winship

Scott Winship

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2009.
Director of Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute


Scott Winship is a resident scholar and the director of poverty studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he researches social mobility and the causes and effects of poverty. He also focuses on economic insecurity and inequality, among other poverty issues.

Before joining AEI, Dr. Winship served as the executive director of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). During his time at the JEC, under Chairman Mike Lee (R-UT), Dr. Winship created the Social Capital Project, a multiyear research project to investigate the evolving nature of social relationships including families, communities, workplaces, and religious congregations.

Dr. Winship was also a visiting fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, where he is still an honorary member of the board of advisers; a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; a fellow in the economic studies department of the Brookings Institution; and the research manager of the Economic Mobility Project at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Dr. Winship also served as a senior policy adviser at Third Way and the managing editor at The Democratic Strategist.