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2013 Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellows

ABF welcomed new doctoral fellows Kasey Henricks, Alisha Holland, and Maureen Craig in the fall of 2013.








Maureen Craig is a doctoral candidate studying social psychology at Northwestern University. 
LSA/NSF/ABF Doctoral Fellow (2013-2015)
Her research explores how social category differences affect individuals’ relations with others, their beliefs in the political domain, and even more basic social cognitive processes.  Her primary line of research explores how the experiences that often distinguish low- from high-status group members (e.g., discrimination) may influence intergroup relations between members of different minority groups (i.e., intra-minority intergroup relations).  This research examines how individuals from one disadvantaged group respond to members of other such groups when the discrimination that their group has faced is made salient.  Her dissertation, “Cross Category Coalitions: Reducing Bias across Category Dimensions in Intra-minority Intergroup Relations,” examines potential routes to promote common categorization across category dimensions (e.g., between White women and racial minority group members) upon exposure to discrimination. 

Kasey Henricks is a Ph.D. Student of Sociology at Loyola University Chicago.
LSA/NSF/ABF Doctoral Fellow (2013-2015)
His research interests lie in understanding how race and class inequalities are reproduced over time though institutional arrangements sponsored by state fiscal policy. On multiple occasions, Kasey’s work has been regionally and nationally recognized for research excellence. It has been featured (or accepted to be published) in a variety of peer-reviewed journals such as Symbolic Interaction, Critical Sociology, Race Ethnicity and Education, and Race, Gender & Class, among others, in addition to a number of edited volumes. His first book, co-authored with David G. Embrick, is tentatively entitled State Looteries: Gambling that Taxes Racial Inequality, will be published by Routledge, and is expected to hit bookstores in 2014. Contact can be directed to him at

 Alisha Holland is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Harvard University. 
ABF Doctoral Fellow
She specializes in comparative politics with broad interests in law and development, urban politics, and comparative political economy.  Her dissertation, entitled “Forbearance as Redistribution,” examines the politics of non-enforcement of laws (“forbearance”) in Latin American cities.  She focuses on forbearance toward squatting and unlicensed street vending in Latin American cities, and examines how politicians, bureaucrats, and constitutional courts resolve the tension between distributive and procedural justice.  Her dissertation combines an original survey of local governments, a public opinion poll, newspaper and court records, and qualitative interviews with politicians.  She also has published on crime control and party politics in El Salvador.  Ms. Holland graduated from Princeton in 2007, where she received the Pyne Prize, the highest distinction awarded to an undergraduate.  She then worked for the Americas Division of Human Rights Watch in Chile, Venezuela, and Colombia.

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