Ariel White awarded a 2018-2019 Russell Sage Fellowship Award

Associate Professor Ariel White

Ariel White, Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Please join the department in celebrating Professor Ariel White, recently awarded a 2018-2019 Russell Sage Fellowship.

The Russell Sage Foundation's Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for leading social scientists to pursue their research in line with the Foundation’s ongoing effort to analyze and understand the complex and shifting nature of social and economic life in the United States.

As a scholar-in-residence, White will study why and how unelected government workers who interact with the public at the street level—including police officers, public benefits caseworkers, and teachers—engage in racial and ethnic discrimination. Using administrative data and field and survey experiments, she will investigate the effects of this street-level discrimination on disadvantaged groups and study the extent to which public pressure, such as protests, citizen monitoring, and media campaigns, can reduce discriminatory behavior by government workers.