Research Grants

Hundreds of demonstrators from the community gather and speak out against racism and racial injustice.Several faculty members have been awarded grants to fund their research on race, justice, and inequality.


2020-22  “Undocumented Immigration, Crime, and Recidivism: Evidence from Texas.” National Institute of Justice. (PI: Michael T. Light) $396,194. (Award 2019-R2-CX-0058)

2020-2021 “Estimating the Reciprocal Relationship between COVID-19 Infections of Prisoners and Staff and Infections in the Surrounding Communities.” National Science Foundation (PIs: Danielle Wallace and John Eason; collaborative proposal with Arizona State University)   $199, 887. (SES Award # 2032747)

2019-21  “Immigration, Legal Status, and Criminal Adjudication in State Courts.” National Science Foundation Law and Social Sciences Program Grant. (PI: Michael T. Light) $315,558. (SES Award # 1849297)

2019-21 “Generating High-Quality Verifiable Relational Data About News Coverage of Social Movement Events.” National Science Foundation Sociology Program Grant. (PIs: Pamela Oliver and Chaeyoon Lim) $ $383,999. (SES Award # 1918342).

2018-20 Improving Outcomes for Incarcerated Parents and their Children through Enhanced Jail Visits. University of Wisconsin-Madison UW2020. (Poehlmann-Tynan, J., & Massoglia, M., PIs. Kerr, M., Charles, P., Holden, K., & Sager, L.) $350,000

historical photo of race riots