Meet the SSN Graduate Fellows for 2012-13

Elizabeth S. Ackert, University of Texas at Austin, Ashley Elizabeth Anglin, Atlantic Health System, Christy Roix Daggett, Aroostook County Action Program, Daniel S. Feder, Yale University, Jessica Garrick, University of Michigan, Micah Gell-Redman, University of Georgia, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University, John Holbein, Brigham Young University, Rachel L. Moskowitz, Trinity College, Beth Pearson, Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sarah Shannon, University of Georgia

Every regional group in the Scholars Strategy Network chooses a graduate student fellow each year. Our first class includes a dozen young women and men studying at universities from the North to South and from the Atlantic to the mid-Pacific. Each is doing cutting-edge research that speaks to critical public challenges.

To learn more about each of the 2012-13 Fellows, click on a name to see the person's full profile with research interests and civic involvements. Click on a title to read the full brief. For the full list of Fellows, click here.

 

 

Elizabeth S. Ackert, Northwest SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Washington
Key Findings: "Understanding How Mexican Immigrants Become Full Members of American Society."

Ashley Elizabeth Anglin, Hawaii SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Community and Cultural Psychology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Key Findings: "Promoting Civic Habits in Multi-Cultural Schools."

Christy Daggett, Maine SSN Graduate Fellow
Masters candidate in Public Policy, University of Southern Maine
Basic Facts: "Simple Screening Tests Could Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths in Rural America – Including Rural Areas of Maine."

Daniel S. Feder, New Haven SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Political Science, Yale University
Basic Facts: "The Strengths and Limits of the Earned Income Tax Credit as a Tool to Fight Poverty."

Jessica Garrick, Southwest SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Sociology, University of New Mexico
Basic Facts: "Demanding Fairness on the Job: New Uses for an Old Law."

Micah Gell-Redman, San Diego SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Political Science, University of California at San Diego
Basic Facts: "Migrant Health in the Debate About Immigration Reform."

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Boston SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Government and Social Policy, Harvard University
Basic Facts: "Why U.S. Unemployment Insurance is in Financial Trouble"
Basic Facts: "Who Pays America's Taxes?" (with Vanessa Williamson).

John Holbein, Research Triangle SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Public Policy, Sanford School, Duke University
Basic Facts: "Are Politicians Prejudiced Against the Poor?" (with Nicholas Carnes).

Rachel L. Moskowitz, Evanston SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Political Science, Northwestern University
Key Findings: "What Americans Think about the Future of Social Security" (with Fay Lomax Cook).

Elizabeth Pearson, Bay Area SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Basic Facts: "When and Why Have Americans Supported Higher Taxes?"

Sarah Shannon, Minneapolis-St. Paul SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Minnesota
Key Findings: "Does Providing Publicly Funded Jobs to Hard-to-Employ People Reduce Crime and Drug Use?"

Vanessa Williamson, At-Large SSN Graduate Fellow
PhD candidate in Government and Social Policy, Harvard University
Key Findings: "Making Sense of the Tea Party" (with Theda Skocpol);
Basic Facts: "Who Pays America's Taxes?" (with Alex Hertel-Fernandez).

March 2013