Caitlin Patler is Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Davis. Dr. Patler’s research explores citizenship and legal status as axes of stratification that shape opportunities for mobility. She is currently conducting longitudinal mixed-methods research on the impacts of long-term immigration detention and on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Dr. Patler received her Ph.D.
Giovanni Peri received his degree in Economics from UC Berkeley in 1998. His research focuses on the determinants of international migrations and their impact on labor markets, productivity, and investments.
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Brendan Price is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UC Davis. Price completed his PhD in Economics at MIT, where he specialized in labor economics and public finance. His research explores the labor market impacts of technology and trade, the consequences of being laid off, and how public policies can help workers, their families, and their communities recover from job loss. In published and ongoing work, he is analyzing how competition from Chinese imports has affected US workers and firms.
Lisa Pruitt’s areas of research include legal and policy implications of income inequality along the rural-urban continuum and legal aspects of declining mobility, with an emphasis on diminishing access to higher education.
Gloria M. Rodriguez (Ph.D., Stanford University) is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis School of Education. Her research focuses on educational leadership and resource allocation from a critical, social justice perspective. She presently serves as the principal investigator for the Leadership for Real Impact (LRI) Project, which employs a case-study approach to investigate the intersections of leadership and resource allocation practices that support the academic success and well-being of low-income students of color in K-12 and Community College settings.
Leticia Saucedo received her degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1996. Her research centers on employment and immigration law, immigrants in low-wage workplaces and the structural dynamics affecting their entry.
Kimberlee Shauman received her degree in Sociology, Population Demography and Ecology from the University of Michigan in 1997. Her areas of expertise include social stratification, family and kinship, demography, sociology of education, and quantitative methodology.
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Monica Singhal is an Associate Professor in the Economics department at UC Davis. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Faculty Affiliate of the International Growth Centre. She received her PhD from Harvard University. Her research focuses on public finance, with a particular emphasis on taxation and redistribution and public finance in developing economies.
Professor Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. She studies inequality in crime, criminal relationships, and criminal organizations. Her current projects include a study of women in Prohibition Era organized crime networks and a study on fatal and non-fatal police shootings.
Professor Stearns is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UC Davis. My current research looks at the effects of family-friendly policies on labor market choices, productivity, family structure, and health outcomes. I am particularly interested in how these policies can be used to reduce gender and socioeconomic inequality in the workplace and at home.
Ann Huff Stevens is Deputy Director of the Center for Poverty Research and Professor of Economics at UC Davis. She studies low income workers and labor markets, the incidence and effects of job loss, connections between economic shocks and health, and poverty and safety-net dynamics.
Her current work examines returns to vocational education programs, the dynamics of EITC eligibility, and long-term effects of labor force non-participation.
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Ross A. Thompson’s research focuses on the applications of developmental research to public policy concerns, including school readiness and its development, early childhood investments, and early mental health.
Professor Ventry is a graduate of UC Los Angeles (B.A., History), UC Santa Barbara (Ph.D., Economic and Legal History), and New York University School of Law (J.D.). He is the author of dozens of articles, book chapters, and an edited volume. His research interests include tax policy, tax theory and history, family taxation, legal ethics and professional standards, tax administration and compliance, distributive justice, and public finance.
M. Anne Visser is an Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Development in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include the socioeconomic implications of the informalization of work and employment, low-wage and informal labor markets, and the impact of state policy and socially-based labor market interventions on economic opportunity.
Maisha T. Winn’s research spans a wide variety of understudied settings including her earlier work on the literate practices extant in bookstores and community organizations in the African American community to her most recent work in settings where adolescent girls are incarcerated.