RSF Announces New Margaret Olivia Sage Scholars

November 20, 2018

L–R: Jane Mansbridge, Greg Duncan, Mary Waters

The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Margaret Olivia Sage (MOS) scholars: Jane Mansbridge (Harvard University), Mary Waters (Harvard University), and Greg Duncan (University of California, Irvine). MOS scholars are nominated and selected by the foundation’s board of trustees on the basis of their outstanding career accomplishments. The three scholars will work in residence during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jane Mansbridge is the Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values at Harvard University and a former visiting researcher at RSF. She is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA. She has served as president of the American Political Science Association and is the the recipient of the 2018 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science.

Mary Waters is PVK Professor of Arts and Sciences and the John L. Loeb Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. She is a former chair of RSF’s board of trustees, co-author of the RSF book Inheriting the City, co-editor of the RSF books The New Race Question and Becoming New Yorkers, and a recipient of multiple research awards from the foundation. She chaired a 2015 study on immigrant integration in the U.S. conducted by the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee and supported in part by RSF. 

Greg Duncan is Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of California, Irvine. He was a visiting scholar at RSF during the 2016-2017 academic year and is co-editor of the RSF books Whither Opportunity?For Better and for WorseNeighborhood Poverty Volume 1 and Volume 2Consequences of Growing Up Poor, co-author of the RSF book Higher Ground, and the recipient of multiple grants from the foundation.



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