The Russell Sage Foundation recently approved the following Presidential Authority awards in the Future of Work and Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration programs, as well as a new award under the foundation’s special initiative on the Affordable Care Act and other federal health policies, and two conferences for upcoming issues of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.
RSF Journal Conferences
Kristin Turney (University of California, Irvine) and Sara Wakefield (Rutgers University) will organize a conference and edit an issue of the RSF journal on how the criminal justice system creates, maintains, and exacerbates social inequalities.
Samuel L. Myers, Jr. (University of Minnesota) and Susan T. Gooden (Virginia Commonwealth University) will organize a conference and edit an issue of the RSF journal on the fiftieth anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report, established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967 to investigate incidences of racial violence in the U.S.
Future of Work
Bradley Larsen (Stanford University) will examine the relationship between occupational licensing regulations and teacher quality and reputation. Co-funded with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
Thierry Devos and Melody Sadler (San Diego State University) and Kumar Yogeeswaran (University of Canterbury) will research ethnic diversity and implicit conceptions of national identity. Co-funded with the Carnegie Corporation.
Tomás Jiménez (Stanford University), Deborah Schildkraut (Tufts University), Yuen Huo (University of California, Los Angeles), and John Dovidio (Yale University) will explore how state-level immigration policies affect attitudes about belonging among both immigrants and native-born whites. Co-funded with the Carnegie Corporation.
Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act
Katie Fitzpatrick (Seattle University) and Anne Fitzpatrick (University of Massachusetts, Boston) will study the extent to which the Affordable Care Act affects low- and moderate-income households’ use of alternative financial services providers. Co-funded with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.