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Dr. Jana Morgan Awarded Prestigious Russell Sage Foundation Residential Fellowship

Jana Morgan, Associate Professor of Political Science, has been awarded a prestigious residential fellowship from the Russell Sage Foundation as part of their Visiting Scholars program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Professor Morgan will spend the year at the foundation in New York City working on two research projects pertaining to inequality, representation, and marginalization in the Americas. The first project explores the influence of wealthy interests on the congressional agenda and analyzes why politicians have not pursued a policy agenda designed to reduce economic inequality in the United States. The second investigates how ethnic and racial hierarchies, which have endured despite the advent of formal democratic rules across Latin America, shapes how citizens view democracy and engage the political process. 

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