University of California, San Francisco
Dozens of states are debating and passing new laws restricting access to abortion or imposing elaborate routines on patients and doctors. Kimport’s research looks at how women scheduled for abortions respond to viewing ultrasounds, and finds results at odds with what clashing advocates presume.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wake Forest University
The economy is improving, yet states such as Missouri and Maryland are considering cuts to welfare programs that especially help African American citizens. Fascinating work by Hana Brown suggests that, when racial conflicts flare, legislators use welfare cuts to mollify white constituents.