At the foundation’s March 2020 meeting of the board of trustees, three new research projects were approved in its program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration and its special initiatives on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context and Computational Social Science.
Race, Ethnicity and Immigration
Elizabeth Fussell (Brown University), Narayan Sastry (University of Michigan), and Todd Gardner (United States Census Bureau) will create a longitudinal dataset that links person-level records from decennial censuses, surveys and administrative data to study the migration of Puerto Ricans between the island and the mainland since 2000.
Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context
Andrew Papachristos (Northwestern University) will conduct a study of the ways in which social networks impact police behavior.
Computational Social Science
Karen Levy, Solon Barocas, and Jon Kleinberg (Cornell University) will carry out qualitative case studies of the governance structures that control two socially-significant algorithmic systems: kidney allocation and civil discovery.