Top (L-R): Jennifer Richeson, Mario Luis Small, Mary Patillo, Victor Nee
Bottom (L-R): Florencia Torche, Katharine Abraham, Lawrence Jacobs
RSF trustees Jennifer Richeson (Yale University) and Mario Luis Small (Harvard University); author Mary Patillo (Northwestern University); former visiting scholar Victor Nee (Cornell University), and grantees Florencia Torche (Stanford University), Katharine Abraham (University of Maryland), and Lawrence Jacobs (University of Minnesota) have been named new members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. AAAS Fellows are selected annually and are leaders in academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.
RSF has provided grant support for Jennifer Richeson’s research projects, which examine multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. Mario Luis Small is the author of several books and articles on urban poverty and a contributor to the RSF volume, The Colors of Poverty: Why Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist (2008). Mary Patillo is the co-editor (with David Weiman and Bruce Western) of the RSF book, Imprisoning America: The Social Effects of Mass Incarceration (2002). Victor Nee was a visiting scholar in 2015-2016 and co-editor (with Mary Brinton) of the RSF book, The New Institutionalism in Sociology (1998). Florencia Torche was awarded an RSF presidential authority grant for her research on the effect of prenatal exposure to restrictive immigration laws on infant health. Katharine Abraham received RSF grant support for a research project on the rise of alternative work arrangements in the United States. Lawrence Jacobs is an RSF grantee and editor (with Theda Skopcol) of Inequality and American Democracy: What We Know and What We Need to Learn (2005).