The Center provides many opportunities to graduate students, from
mentoring on research and career objectives, to courses,
conferences, our annual graduate student retreat, as well as
opportunities in our visiting graduate student scholar program.
In anticipation of 2021 State Legislative Sessions, the Scholars
Strategy Network is offering scholars a training meant to support
efforts to strengthen our democracy and translate research into
policy at the state level. This training will provide critical
knowledge that can be used to foster evidence-based legislation
and provide practical steps in getting engaged with elected
officials in need of a wide range of experts and research.
The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the Columbia
University School of Social Work is seeking a postdoctoral
scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, demography,
social work, sociology, or a related discipline, to conduct
analyses of policy proposals related to poverty, inequality,
economic security, hardship, and mobility. The postdoc will work
with faculty and staff to analyze data on trends and levels of
poverty and related outcomes and to evaluate the impact of
current and proposed social policies, with a major emphasis on
vulnerable groups such as young adults.
The goal of this UCOP-funded pilot program on Child Health,
Poverty and Public Policy is to lay the foundation for a UC-wide
network of scholars who are committed to rigorous cross-training
in multiple disciplinary-specific skills and “languages” that are
necessary to produce a comprehensive understanding of the
mechanisms by which health and nutrition programs (e.g.
The Center hosts an annual graduate student retreat attended by
faculty and students engaged in poverty research from a variety
of disciplines. Faculty provide advice and workshops on grad
school success and the career market, while students give
presentations on their dissertation work to a crowd of
enthusiastic and supportive colleagues.
Students from the departments of including Economics, Education,
Human Development, Law, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology are
nominated by our research affiliates to participate.