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.

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2020–2021 Scholars-in-Residence

Stephanie L. Canizales

Stephanie L. Canizales is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Merced. Stephanie specializes in migration and immigrant incorporation, children and youth, inequality, poverty, and mobility, race/ethnicity, and organizations. Her book project, entitled Sin Padres, Ni Papeles, systematically examines why undocumented, unaccompanied Central American and Mexican youth migrate to Los Angeles, California, and how they incorporate into school, work, family, and community life as they come of age without parents.  Her next project will more closely analyze youths’ experiences as labor migrants, their entry into and participation in the U.S. workforce and economy, and to further investigate the strategies youth employ to navigate poverty and mobility in a timely manner.

For the 2020–2021 IRP Scholars-in-Residence Program she chose to visit the Center for Population Inequality and Policy at the University of California, Irvine.

Stephanie L. Canizales was a 2018–2019 IRP Emerging Poverty Scholar.

Prentiss Dantzler

Prentiss Dantzler is an Assistant Professor at the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University.

Currently, Prentiss’ research is focused on 4 projects:

  1. racial capitalism and urban development processes,
  2. housing assistance and neighborhood change across the Toronto metro area,
  3. the role of nonprofit organizations in shaping gentrification narratives, and
  4. equitable housing policies in local comprehensive planning.

For the 2020–2021 IRP Scholars-in-Residence Program he chose to visit the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Brian Holzman

Brian Holzman is a Research Scientist at the Houston Education Research Consortium at Rice University.

His primary research interests include understanding racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in college access and success and evaluating policies and interventions that can reduce gaps between groups.

For the 2020–2021 IRP Scholars-in-Residence Program he chose to visit the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis.