Samuel J. Abrams

Samuel J. Abrams

PhD in Political Science, 2010.
Professor of Politics and Social Sciences, Sarah Lawrence College.
Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute.
Lucy Barnes

Lucy Barnes

PhD in Political Economy and Government, 2010.
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, University College London

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

One of 41 recipients of the first wave of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowships, awarded to early career researchers in any field of research and innovation, 2019.

Winner of the Best Paper Award from the European Politics Section of the American Political Science Association for her paper, "The Social Sources of the Gradient: A Cross-National Analysis of the Pathways Linking Social Class to Population Health," 2009.

David J.  Deming

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

David J. Deming

PhD in Public Policy, 2010.
Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Winner of the David N Kershaw Early Career Award, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), 2018. The award honors those under the age of 40 who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy analysis and management.

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

Michael Javen Fortner

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2010.
Professor of Political Science, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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

Winner of the Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History by the New York Academy of History, 2016.

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

Benjamin Goodrich

Benjamin Goodrich

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2010.
Lecturer in Political Science and Associate Research Scholar, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Columbia University.
Sabrina Pendergrass

Sabrina Pendergrass

PhD in Sociology, 2010.
Assistant Professor, Department of African American and African Studies, University of Virginia.

Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University, 2012-2014.

Sabrina Pendergrass is currently working on a book manuscript, under contract with Oxford University Press, about the African American reverse migration to the South. 

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

Winner of 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 Moraes Silva

Graziella Silva

PhD 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 from 2016).

Co-author of Getting Respect: Dealing with Stigmatization and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil and Israel, by Michèle Lamont, Graziella Moraes Silva, Jessica S. Welburn, Joshua Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrachi, Hanna Herzog & Elisa Reis. Princeton University Press (2016).

Laura Tach

Laura Tach

PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2010.
Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology (by courtesy), Cornell University.
Associate Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University.

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

State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, 2020. Awarded for her research on the connections between economic insecurity, relationship instability and the well-being of children.

William Julius Wilson Early Career Award: Inequality, Poverty, Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association, 2018.

Laura Tach has been named a William T. Grant Scholar, 2015-2020. 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.Confronting Inequality, edited by Laura Tach, Rachel Dunifon, and Douglas L. Miller

Confronting Inequality: How Policies and Practices Shape Children's Opportunities, edited by Laura Tach, Rachel Dunifon, and Douglas L. Miller, has been publisehd by the American Psychological Association (2020).

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, Laura Tach '10, and Jennifer Sykes '11, has been published by the University of California Press (2015).