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Professor Ann Huff Stevens receives funding to support mentorship

Professor Ann Huff Stevens, through the Center for Poverty Research and joint with Professors Jacob Hibel and Erin Hamilton from the Sociology Department, has received funding from the University of California Office of the President to support mentorship for students from historically black universities interested in pursuing graduate studies and scholarly research through the UC-HBCU initiative.
Stevens, Hamilton, and Hibel will host 2 economics students from Howard University, and 2 quantitative sociology students from Spelman and Morehouse Colleges, each summer from 2019 thru 2021. The students will work with a faculty member and graduate student on an empirical project, learn about graduate school applications and culture, and begin their own independent research project to be continued back at their home campus.

The past summer program has resulted in 2 students enrolling in the sociology PhD program, and Stevens expects several applicants to our economics PhD program from past participants in the next few years. Students from UC Davis who are interested in PhD studies relating to poverty (in economics or sociology) can contact Stevens about participating in this program as well. Preference will be given to 1st generation college students.

Read more about the UC-HBCU initiative.