2022 Summer Fellows

This year we have 25 PhD students joining from across campus working on a wide range of social issues including some of the most pernicious and most existential challenges of our time, including climate change, systemic racism, misinformation, migration, and other drivers of exclusion and vulnerability for marginalized communities. 

Charles Eesley Research Lab

Examining the business model of misinformation:

Media and Politics Research Group

Misinformation and political polarization on social media: Although the majority of Americans seem to agree that freedom of…

Social Concepts Lab

Racial inequality: Recent research has demonstrated that both racial representation (i.e., the racial identities of those within a…

Billington Research Lab

Lack of understanding of how building design can support the wellbeing of trauma survivors: In 2020, 35,118 people in the San…

MuseIT

Increasing awareness for hearing disabilities in the arts: The Deaf community experiences significant isolation when participating…

Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab

Health effects of exposure to air pollution: The Environmental Protection Agency has long promised to model air emissions from…

Immigration Policy Lab

Making the U.S. naturalization process easier for immigrants: Naturalization rates are low in the United States compared to similar immigrant-receiving countries, such as Canada and the United Kingdom, despite the legal…

Center to Support Excellence in Teaching

Examining the systemic push out mechanisms in the medical education pipeline that drives underrepresentation of marginalized folks within the profession:

VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab

Race-, gender-, and sex-based inequality across organizations: We are engaging in a longitudinal, ethnographic study in partnership…

Immigration Policy Lab

Violence against women in refugee camps: The problem that this project seeks to address is the prevalence of violence against women…

Baker Research Group

Multi-hazard impacts of sea level rise: Sea level rise increases the natural hazard risk coastal communities, both the built…

SFUSD African American Leader Study

High principal turnover in urban and low-income schools: San Francisco Unified School District’s (SFUSD) two-year Transformative…

Stanford Social Media Lab

Misinformation, eroding trust in media: The problem of online misinformation has become a central social challenge. One solution to…

Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab

Trust building and crime mitigation: Crime has long been an issue in the U.S., but most approaches to reducing crime focus on…

Future Bay Initiative

Inclusive climate adaptation: Enactment of climate justice requires that the processes by which the world adapts to climate change…

Heidi Williams Advising Group

The sharing of information between experts (physicians) and non-experts (patients in the healthcare system): The assessment of…

Inclusive Democracy and Development (ID2) Lab

Unmet needs of marginalized groups, namely women and tribal groups, in Madhya Pradesh, India: My summer fieldwork will explore…

Sarah Fletcher Research Lab

Water affordability: In 2012, California was the first state to legislatively declare the human right to water, which entitles all…

Nir Halevy Research Lab

Drivers and barriers to expressing allyship: Identity-oriented social movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo have changed…

Gentrification Lab ("G" Lab)

Increasing access to equitable educational opportunities: It has been widely documented that households of higher socioeconomic…