University of Wisconsin–Madison

Scholars-in-Residence Program

The IRP Scholars-in-Residence Program has two aims: to support research by U.S.-based poverty scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, and to enhance resources and networks available to these scholars.

Applicants may choose to visit IRP or any one of its CPC partners for one week to become acquainted with resident faculty, staff, and resources and present a seminar.

Calls for Scholars-in-Residence Program applications for the forthcoming academic year are released in December with a late February deadline. See profiles of current and past scholars.

Call for Applications

No posts currently available to show

Current Scholars-in-Residence

Jose Pacas

Jose Pacas is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation at University of Minnesota.
For the IRP Scholars-in-Residence Program he chose to visit the Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University.
His research focuses on using census data to study labor markets, poverty, immigration, and racial/ethnic disparities, specifically the factors influencing poverty transitions and the net fiscal impact of labor unions.

Andria Smythe

Andria Smythe is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Howard University.
For the IRP Scholars-in-Residence Program she chose to visit IRP.
Her research focuses on areas of economics of education, development economic, and economic inequality.

Sebastian Tello-Trillo

Sebastian Tello-Trillo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Leadership and Public Policy at University of Virginia.
For the IRP Scholars-in-Residence Program he chose to visit the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis.
His research focuses on how economic policies affect population health, and understanding how to make improvements in mental health policy. His research is based in context of the U.S and Latin America.

Alvin Thomas

Alvin Thomas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
For the IRP Scholars-in-Residence Program he chose to visit the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University.
His research focuses on the risk and protective factors for African American boys who are situated in conditions that imperil them toward negative outcomes including risk and protective factors for African American youth, paternal parenting, and father involvement in children’s therapy.