Individual Projects

ISS Individual Research Grants support new work by individual (and, particularly, junior) social sciences faculty in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science. Click the linked titles for progress reports.

2017-182016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15


  • The Cultural Revolution of the Unconscious
    Howard Chiang, History
  • The Role of Ethnic Enclaves in Immigrant Assimilation: Evidence from the Age of Mass Migration
    Katherine Eriksson, Economics
  • State Reporting-Pay Laws, Unstable Work Schedules, and Earnings Instability Among Hourly Workers
    Ryan Finnigan, Sociology
  • The Evolution of Human Cooperation and Animal Domestication: Archaeological Investigations of Possible Ancient Animal Traps in the Andes Mountains, Peru
    Randall Haas, Anthropology
  • From Undocumented to Lawfully Present: Do Changes to Legal Status Under DACA Impact Immigrant Youth?
    Caitlin Patler, Sociology
  • Effects of Teacher Absence on Student Academic Achievement
    Jenna Stearns, Economics
  • The Role of Coarticulation in Word Learning
    Georgia Zellou, Linguistics



  • Testing a School-based Stress Reduction Intervention for Elementary School Children
    Camelia Hostinar, Psychology
  • Pakistan Community Pollution Monitoring
    Arman Rezaee, Economics



  • Conflict and Consensus: Reaching Group Decisions in Primate Societies
    Margaret Crofoot, Anthropology
  • Bilingual Challenges in Language Acquisition
    Katharine Graf Estes, Psychology



  • The Effects of Information about Income Inequality on Public Support for Taxes
    Cheryl Boudreau, Political Science
  • Political Mobility, Institutional Change and Legislative Behavior
    Scott MacKenzie, Political Science