2019-2020 Fellows

Sexual harassment trainings: Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widespread problem, across social institutions and geographies, and approaches to decrease its prevalence have not resulted in significant changes. Our goal is to…

Women's labor force in Arab societies: Economic autonomy is associated with gender egalitarianism in societies around the world.  This project explores impediments to women's labor force participation in Arab countries where…

Teacher turnover in vulnerable schools: Teachers are the single greatest factor affecting student success after family education and income. This project will work with three large Bay Area school districts to collaboratively…

Civic learning for marginalized youth: Through an ongoing partnership with local school districts, this project seeks to explore how historically marginalized youth participate civically and excavate the pathways and barriers…

Food insecurity in the Bay Area: Food insecurity, which is defined as unreliable access to affordable and healthy food, is highest among those with chronic health conditions such as obesity and diabetes. This is due to over…

Social technologies and youth well-being: One of the most important debates facing society is how social technologies, such as social media and mobile phones, affect people’s well-being, particularly youth. Unfortunately, the…

Residential segregation: Racial residential segregation persists and is a key structural barrier to racial equality. The socioeconomic upgrading of urban neighborhoods could reduce segregation but is currently displacing…

Racial equality motivation: The U.S. is becoming increasingly diverse, yet racial segregation and inequality are on the rise. If future generations are to live in an equitable society, we must identify ways to motivate people,…

Higher education to lessen wealth inequality: Globalization and technological change have generated enormous wealth for some, stagnating income for many, and outright losses for the least fortunate. This project will work to…