Announcing Mentors for the RSF-Gates Foundation 2022 Pipeline Grants Winners

April 15, 2022

The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 18 mentors who will advise the early career scholars whose projects were selected as part of the third 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.

The mentors’ faculty profiles are available below.

 Fenaba Addo (public policy), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will mentor Daniel Auguste (sociology), Florida Atlantic University, on his project, "Race and Debt: Student Loans, Educational Attainment, and Entrepreneurship."

 Irene Bloemraad (sociology), University of California, Berkeley, will mentor Yader Lanuza (sociology), University of California, Santa Barbara on his project, “Undocumented & Privileged: Immigrant Selectivity and Legal Status in the High School-to-College Transition.”


 Deen Freelon (communications), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will mentor Dominique Baker (education), Southern Methodist University, on her project, “To Borrow a Phrase: An Investigation of the News Media’s Role in Racialized Student Loan Policy Communication.


 Lynne Haney (sociology), New York University, will mentor Francis Prior (sociology), Assumption University, and Steven Farough (sociology), Assumption University, on their project, “Debt Peonage: How Formerly Incarcerated Fathers Experience Child Support and Criminal Justice Debt.


 Daniel Hopkins (political science), University of Pennsylvania, will mentor Shelley Lui (political science), University of California, Berkeley, and Tony Cheng (sociology), University of California, Irvine, on their project, “How Online Media Shapes Polarization Towards Policing.


 Hilary Hoynes (economics), University of California, Berkeley, will mentor Monnica Chan (education), University of Massachusetts, Boston, on her project, “Evaluating the Role of SNAP in Closing Socioeconomic Gaps in Educational Opportunity and Attainment.


 Michael Jones-Correa (political science), University of Pennsylvania, will mentor Angie Bautista-Chavez (political science), Arizona State University, on her project, “A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of the American Bureaucracy and the Externalization of U.S. Immigration Enforcement.


 Michael Light (sociology), University of Wisconsin, Madison, will mentor Ashely Muchow (public and social policy), University of Illinois, Chicago, on her project, “Assessing the Spillover Effect of Local Immigrant Detention on Police Arrests.


 Brian McCabe (sociology), Georgetown University, will mentor Rahim Kurwa (sociology), University of Illinois, Chicago on his project, “Is there an Eviction Crisis in Chicago Subsidized Housing?


 Leslie McCall (sociology), CUNY Graduate Center, will mentor Courtnee Melton-Fant (public health), University of Memphis, on her project, “Gender and Race Heterogeneity: The Effect of Worker-related Preemption Policies on Economic Outcomes.


 Jamila Michener (political science), Cornell University, will mentor Jessica Lynn Stewart (political science), Emory University, on her project, “Are We There Yet? Place, Political Economy, and Black Progress.


 Donald Moynihan (public policy), Georgetown University, will mentor Nyron Crawford (political science), Temple University, on his project, “Strike from the Record: Administrative Burden in Take-up of Criminal Record Expungement.


 Mary Pattillo (sociology), Northwestern University, will mentor Yolanda Wiggins (sociology), San José State University, on her project, “Inequality and Exchanges in Black Families: Exploring the Trajectories of Emerging Adults as They Juggle Post-College Life and Kin Ties.


 Efren Perez (political science), University of California, Los Angeles, will mentor Yalidy Matos (political science), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, on her project, “Latinidad in Black and White: How Latino Politics (Dis)Avow America's Racial Hierarchy.


 Steven Vallas (sociology), Northeastern University, will mentor Anne-Kathrin Kronberg (sociology), University of North Carolina, Charlotte, on her project, “Diversifying Digital Platform Workers: Effect of Platform Policies and Features on Race and Gender Inequality.


 Mary Waters (sociology), Harvard University, will mentor Hajar Yazdiha (sociology), University of Southern California, on her project, “Racism is a Pandemic Too”: Tracing Youth Racial Justice Activism in Los Angeles in the Age of COVID-19.


 Fredrick Wherry (sociology), Princeton University, will mentor Patricia Posey (political science), University of Chicago, on her project, “Financial Lifelines & a Tale of Two Political Economies: Exploring Racial and Class Consequences During Pandemic.


 Deva Woodly (political science) The New School, will mentor Jelani Ince (sociology), University of Washington, Seattle, and Fabio Rojas (sociology), Indiana University, Bloomington, on their project, “The Impact of Black Lives Matter on Political Mobilization and Antiracist Discourse.


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