Announcing Mentors for the RSF-Gates Foundation 2021 Pipeline Grants Winners

April 16, 2021

The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 17 mentors who will advise the early career scholars whose projects were selected as part of the second annual Pipeline Grants Competition, funded in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Throughout the academic year, mentors will help guide grantees’ research projects and offer career advice. Mentees will present and receive feedback on their research findings and network with peers and senior scholars, including mentors and advisory committee members, at an annual conference at the foundation’s offices in New York. The foundation will underwrite visits by mentees to their mentors’ institutions and arrange informal meetings for grantees and mentors at professional conferences such as ASA or APPAM.

Read about the recipients of this year’s Pipeline Grants here.

The mentors’ faculty profiles are available below.

Tyson Brown (sociology), Duke University, will mentor Courtney Thomas Tobin (sociology), University of California, Los Angeles, on her project, "Psychosocial Consequences of SES Mobility among Black Americans."


Lindsay Chase-Landsdale (psychology), Northwestern University, will mentor Casey Stockstill (sociology), University of Denver, on her project, "Teaching in Segregated Preschools: Class Inequality and Teachers’ Time Use."


Ingrid Gould Ellen (public policy), New York University, will mentor Brielle Bryan (sociology), Rice University, on her project, " Locked out of Place: How Felony Conviction History Shapes Residential Opportunity and Racial Segregation."


James Feigenbaum (economics), Boston University, will mentor Aradhya Sood (economics), University of Toronto, and Milena Almagro (economics), University of Chicago, on their project, "The Effects of Discrimination in Housing Markets: Evidence from Historical Racial Covenants in Minneapolis."


Claudia Goldin (economics), Harvard University, will mentor Abhay Aneja (economics), University of California, Berkeley, and Guo Xu (economics), University of California, Berkeley, on their project, "The Costs of Employment Segregation: Evidence from the Federal Government under Wilson."


Roberto Gonzales (education), Harvard University, will mentor Yana Kucheva (sociology), CUNY City College, and Norma Fuentes Mayorga (sociology), CUNY City College, on their project, "Stitching the U.S. Safety Net: Inequality and Social Mobility in Mixed Status Latino Immigrant Families."


Kimberly Goyette (sociology), Temple University, will mentor Noli Brazil (demography), University of California, Davis, on his project, " The Neighborhood Ethnoracial and Socioeconomic Context of Urban Public School Closures in the United States."


Hahrie Han (political science), Johns Hopkins University, will mentor Christian Phillips (political science and government), University of Southern California, on her project, "Essential Labor: Asian American Women Workers and the Intersectional Politics of Incorporation."


Amy Hsin (sociology), Queens College, CUNY, will mentor Stephanie Canizales (sociology), University of California, Merced, on her project, "Transnational aspirations: Unaccompanied Latinx immigrant youth’s undocumented labor migration, financial responsibilities, and opportunities for mobility in young adulthood," and Daysi Diaz-Strong (social work), University of Illinois, Chicago, on her project, “The Role of School Agents in Undocumented Students' Access to Financial Aid Resources."


Rucker Johnson (economics), University of California, Berkeley, will mentor George Spencer (education), University of Georgia, on his project, " Giving Up or Moving On? Estimating the Effects of Losing Access to State Financial Aid on Postsecondary Trajectories."


Philip Kasinitz (sociology), CUNY Graduate Center, will mentor Emily Frazier (geography), Northwest Missouri State University, on her project, "Integration of Resettled Refugees in the U.S. Midwest."


Sasha Killewald (sociology), Harvard University, will mentor Angela Dixon (sociology), Emory University, on her project, "A Deadly Inheritance: Intergenerational Impacts of Kinship and Household Mortality."


Susan Lambert (social work), University of Chicago, will mentor Linsey Edwards (sociology), New York University, on her project, "The Prevalence, Causes and Consequences of Involuntary Zero and Near-Zero Hour Work Schedules."


Matthew Notowidigdo (economics), University of Chicago, will mentor Yaa Akosa Antwi (economics), Johns Hopkins University, on her project, "Long-term Effect of Public Health Insurance on Criminal Behavior," and Analisa Packham (economics), Vanderbilt University, on her project with David Slusky (economics), University of Kansas, "Accessing the Safety Net: How Medicaid Affects Health, Employment, and Recidivism."


Fabian Pfeffer (sociology), University of Michigan, will mentor Laura Cuesta (social work), Rutgers University, and Alejandra Ros Pilarz (social work), University of Wisconsin-Madison, on their project, "Child Support Regularity and Custodial Mothers’ Employment and Economic Well-Being."


Sandra Smith (criminal justice), Harvard University, will mentor Rachel Ellis (sociology), University of Maryland, College Park, on her project, " Punished in Plain Sight: Women's Experiences on Probation," and Brittany Fox-Williams (sociology), CUNY Lehman College, on her project, "School Context and the Racialized Trust Perspectives of Black Youth."


Dara Strolovitch (political science), Princeton University, will mentor Diane Wong (political science and government), Rutgers University, Newark, on her project, "You Can't Evict A Movement: Intergenerational Activism and Housing Justice in New York City."

More information about the Pipeline Grants Competition is available here.


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