Caitlin Patler Receives Hellman Fellowship

Seven assistant professors in the College of Letters and Science have been named to UC Davis’ newest class of Hellman Fellows. The Hellman Fellows Fund provides grants to more than 100 junior faculty members annually at all 10 UCs and four private institutions. The fellowships of up to $50,000 are intended to give early-career faculty extra support for their research.

Caitlin Patler's research: The DACA Longitudal Study
Undocumented immigrant youth experience a range of disadvantages, leading to substantial socioeconomic and health disparities.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program granted a subset of undocumented youth temporary work authorization and relief from deportation.  Using data from 500 immigrants in California, Patler analyzes DACA's long-term impacts, comparing recipients to nonrecipients. Findings will inform policymakers and practitioners seeking to reduce inequality based on immigration status.

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