Funded Seed Grant Projects


Karina Acosta, City and Regional Planning
A Spatial Inequality Breakdown of Child Poverty in Colombia

Neelanjan Datta and Germán Reyes, Economics
The Effect of Government Social Programs on Perceptions of Inequality

Erin McCauley, Sociology
Stigma by Association: An Experimental Evaluation of Parental  Incarceration and Teacher’s Evaluation of Students and their Work

Yoselinda Mendoza, Sociology
Housing Precarity Among Mixed-status Latina/o Immigrant Families

Emily Parker, Policy Analysis and Management
Health Without Wealth: How Federally Qualified Health Centers Address Socioeconomic Inequality

Mikaela Spruill and Stephanie Tepper, Psychology
Increasing Support for Reparations: The Role of Framing, Stereotype Endorsement, and Structural Beliefs about Inequality

Phoebe Strom, ILR
Catfight or Contention? Gender Bias and Third-Party Perceptions of Organizational Conflict


David De Micheli, Government 
Racial Reclassification, Education Reform, and Political Identity Formation in Brazil

Yuqi Lu, Sociology
Spatially Concentrated Disadvantage in the Form of Unequal Access to Neighborhood Resources, Amenities and Services: Evidence from Google Maps Data

Vincent Mauro, Government
The Effects of Party System Strength on Redistribution in Sub-national Brazil

Meaghan Mingo, Sociology
Race and Decision-Making in School Discipline

Mario Molina, Sociology
The Co-Evolution of In-group Favoritism and Group Structure

Benjamin Ruisch, Psychology
Learning prejudice: How asymmetries in associative learning shape racial prejudice

Shruti Sannon, Communication
Privacy and Power in Digital Labor Markets


Bridget Brew, Policy Analysis and Management & Sociology
Corrections Officers’ Views and Decision-Making Processes

Kayla Burd, Law, Psychology, and Human Development and Michael Creim, Human Development
Criminal Caricature: A Survey of Crimes Stereotypes

Youjin Chung, Development Sociology
Sweet Deal, Bitter Landscapes: Gender, Power, and the New Enclosures in Coastal Tanzania

Megan Doherty Bea, Sociology
Socio-spatial Analysis of Payday Lenders within Changing Contexts of Residential Segregation in the United States

Theresa Rocha Beardall, Sociology
Police Contracts, Community Contestation, and Legal Authority in Urban Spaces

Delphia Shanks-Booth, Government
Information vs. Ideology: Recognizing (Government) Benefits in the Submerged State


Michael Allen, David De Micheli, and Whitney Taylor, Government
Who Supports Redistribution? Group Norms, Private Preferences, and Social Desirability

Mauricio Bucca and Mario Molina, Sociology
Legitimation or Differential Perception? An Experimental Approach to the Study of Beliefs about Inequality

Alex Currit, Sociology
Social Environment, Activity Spaces, and Health Inequality

Sebastian Dettman, Government
Citizens in Context: Participation, Citizenship and Local Inequality in Urban Indonesia

Allison Dwyer Emory, Sociology/Policy Analysis and Management
Family Experiences of Pretrial Incarceration
(with support from the ISS Mass Incarceration Project)

Yuanyuan Liu, Sociology
Gender Differences in Endogenous and Exogenous Peer Effects on Academic Achievement: A Network Approach


Kyle Albert, Sociology
Professionalization or Profits? Examining the Rapid Growth and Labor Market Value of Occupational Certification Programs in the United States

Rachel Behler, Sociology
‘Locating’ HIV Risk Behaviors: Examining the Role of Individual-Organization Affiliation Networks in HIV Transmission

Justine Lindemann, Development Sociology
Reimagining the City: Race, Food, and the Production of Space

Tamara McGavock, Economics
Crisis, Sibling Inequality, and Transfers as Compensation: Evidence from Indonesia

Paul Muniz, Sociology
A Multi-level Model of Permanent Supportive Housing Retention in Los Angeles, CA

Mallory SoRelle, Government
Consuming Citizenship: The Political Development and Consequences of US Consumer Financial Protection Policy

Martha Anna Wilfahrt, Government
The Politics of Social Service Delivery in Rural Senegal, 1880-2012


Rachel Behler, Sociology
‘Locating’ HIV Risk Behaviors: Examining the Role of Individual-Organization Affiliation Networks in HIV Transmission

Hilary Holbrow, Sociology
Shall I Stay or Shall I Go? Local Institutional Determinants of Immigrant Integration

Ankita Patnaik, Economics
Making Leave Easier: Better Compensation & Daddy-Only Entitlements

Emily S. Taylor Poppe, Sociology
Going it Alone: Legal Mobilization and Efficacy in the Foreclosure Crisis


Daniel DellaPosta, Sociology
Differentiating the Effects of Status and In-Group Preference in Social Exchange: A Laboratory Experiment

Alicia Eads, Sociology
A Threat to the System: Political Responses to Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party

Emily S. Taylor Poppe, Sociology
Client Attributes and Legal Outcomes: How Race and Gender Impact Lawyers’ Actions

Kyle Siler, Sociology
Influences of Luck on Subsequent Decision-Making in Online Poker


Carlo Lutz, Sociology & Inequality
Rwandan Miracle- The Role of Top-Down Leadership in Development

Joyce Main, Learning, Teaching, & Social Policy
Graduate Student- Faculty Advisor Relationships: Does Gender Match Matter for Student Educational and Employment Outcomes

Emily Rosenzweig, Social Psychology
Implicit Gender Identity and its Behavioral Implications


Emily Hoagland, Sociology
The Effects of Organizational Support on the Perception of Women Political Candidates

Christin Munsch, Sociology
Talking to Men about Masculinity: A Qualitative Examination of Masculinity and Compensation


Emily Hoagland, Sociology
Supporting Women Candidates: The Effects of Fundraising Organizations on the Political Success of Women

In Paik, Sociology
Developing a Diverse Academy: Examining Women and People of Color in the Ph.D Pipeline

Jared Peifer, Sociology
Religion in the Financial Market: The Case of Religious Mutual Funds

Chris Yenkey, Sociology
Financial Illiteracy as a Contributor to Wealth Inequality in Developing Countries: A micro-level analysis of shareholding on the Nairobi Stock Exchange

2007-2008 (In partnership with the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center)

Nicolas Eilbaum, Sociology
Undocumented Immigrants in New York City: Hope and Fear

Jennifer Lauture, Sociology
Never-Married Black Women: The Roles of Social Distance and Racial Exclusion

Bartolo Ligouri, Sociology
High Stakes Tests and Teacher Resistance: New York City Schools in an Era of Increased Accountability

Catherine Taylor, Sociology
Stress, Status, and Gender in Decision-Making Groups

Jennifer Todd, Sociology
Under Pressure: Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement in the Era of School Accountability

Yujun Wang, Sociology and Michael Genkin, Sociology
Understanding Onomastic Mechanisms in Immigrant Assimilation

2006-2007 (In partnership with the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center)

Youngjoo Cha, Sociology
The Increase in Gender Earnings Inequality among Professional and Managerial Workers and the Gendered Norm of Overworking

Diana Hernandez, Sociology
Living in Paradox: Low Income Families, Home and Neighborhood Challenges and (Non)Participation in the Legal System

Li Ma, Sociology
Social Inequality during the Deinstitutionalization of Hukou in China

Christin Munsch, Sociology
Campus Climate Survey

Catherine Taylor, Sociology
Stress, Gender, and Numerical Minority in Goal Oriented Groups

Sarah Thebaud, Sociology
Institutions, interactions and entrepreneurship: A cross-national study of gender inequality in venture creation

Chris Yenkey, Sociology
Jeri Grows up Fast: An Ethnographic Account of Emerging Stratification in Rural Brazil