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IRiSS welcomes its 2022 Dissertation Fellows

Congratulations to IRiSS's ninth cohort of Dissertation Fellows! Follow the links below to learn more about each Fellow's research.


  • Feyaad Allie (Political Science)
    Power, Exclusion, and Identity: The Politics of the Muslim Disadvantage in India
  • Sakaria Auelua-Toomey (Psychology)
    The Path of Least Resistance: Meta-Beliefs and Social Inequality
  • Danielle Boles (Psychology)
    When Being Healthy Means Being White: Psychosocial Barriers to Healthy Eating among Racial Minority Americans
  • Brian Higgins (Economics)
    Racial Segmentation in the Housing Market and the Racial Wealth Gap
  • Amy Johnson (Sociology)
    From Deviance to Diagnosis: Cultural Meanings of Mental Health
  • Soyoung Lee (Political Science)
    Valuable to Any and None: What States Fight For and Why
  • Yingdan Lu (Communication)
    Road to Compliance? Online Fandom and State Mobilization in China
  • Bethany Nichols (Sociology)
    The Cost of Sexual Violence: How Sexual Violence Shapes Economic Pathways
  • Erik Santoro (Psychology)
    Bridging Societal Divides Through Listening
  • Weronika Tomczyk (Anthropology)
    Multispecies Relationships in the Northern Provinces of the Wari Empire, Modern Peru
  • Hesu Yoon (Sociology)
    The Social Construction of Neighborhood Desirability

The IRiSS Dissertation Fellowship is supported by a generous gift from IRiSS Advisory Board Member Birong Hu.