RSF Welcomes New Class of Visiting Scholars & Researchers

September 10, 2020

The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to welcome the class of 2020-2021 visiting scholars.

While in residence at RSF in New York City, this year’s seven scholars will pursue research and writing projects that reflect the foundation’s commitment to strengthening the social sciences and conducting research to “improve social and living conditions in the United States." Among the research topics of this multi-disciplinary group are immigration and immigrant integration, race and diversity, the politics of policy backlash, employers' labor practices, poverty and income inequality, and climate change and natural disaster recovery.

To read about each scholar’s project, please click the links below or visit the Visiting Scholars page on our website.

Douglas Almond (Columbia University)
Max Besbris (Rice University)
Jacob Faber (New York University)
Lori Flores (SUNY-Stony Brook University)
Mae Ngai (Columbia University)
Eric Patashnik (Brown University), Spring 2021
Kim Phillips-Fein (New York University)

In addition, four visiting researchers will pursue independent research projects while in residence at the foundation. Their projects—working to transform criminal justice procedures, examining the engagement of older people in social justice activism, tracing the economic and political history of American elites, and investigating the psychological effects of conflict-of-interest disclosures—will provide fresh insights on important social issues in American life.

Arielle Baskin-Sommers  (Yale University)
Gary Alan Fine (Northwestern University)
Shamus Khan (Columbia University)
Sunita Sah (Cornell University)


RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.


The Russell Sage Foundation offers grants and positions in our Visiting Scholars program for research.


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