2017–2018 Dissertation Fellows

Current | Past


Emily ParrottEmily Parrott
Graduate Student
School of Human Ecology
Human Development and Family Studies
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Dissertation title: "College as a Potential Route to Social Mobility"
Award period: June 2017 to May 2018

  • Policymakers' use of research in policy creation regarding families in poverty
  • Best practices related to youth programs, including program development, management, and evaluation
  • College and its effects on students, especially first-generation students
  • Civic engagement behaviors developed in late adolescence and early adulthood

Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University

Jaehyun NamJaehyun Nam
Graduate Student
School of Social Work
Columbia University
Dissertation title: "Intergenerational Income Mobility, Income Inequality, and Government Investment in the United States"
Award period: October 2016 to September 2017

  • Social policy analysis
  • Poverty, income inequality, and mobility
  • Supplemental Poverty Measure

Center on Race and Wealth, Howard University

Marcy Jagdeo-AdekoyaMarcy Jagdeo
Graduate Student
Department of Economics
Howard University
Dissertation title: TBD
Award period: January to August 2017


University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research

Cody VaughnCody Vaughn
Graduate Student
Department of Economics
University of Kentucky
Dissertation title: "Growing Up Under TANF: The Children of Welfare Reform"
Award period: August 2017 to May 2018

  • Public economics
  • Labor economics

West Coast Poverty Center, University of Washington

Christopher CambronChristopher Cambron
Graduate Student
School of Social Work
University of Washington
Dissertation title: "An Examination of Neighborhood Contexts and Substance Use across the Life Course"
Award period: June to September 2017

  • Marry prevention science perspectives on risk and protective factors for problem behaviors
  • Etiology and consequences of problem behaviors across the life course


Anna ReostiAnna Reosti
Graduate Student
Department of Sociology
University of Washington
Dissertation title: "Tenant Screening and Fair Housing in the Information Age"
Award period: June to September 2017

  • Social stratification/inequality
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Social statistics


Past Fellowship Awards