2013-2015 Fellows


Kasey Henricks is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. Author of a forthcoming book entitled State Looteries: Fiscal Policy that Taxes Racial Inequality and more than 10 articles or book chapters, his research interests lie in understanding how racial inequalities are reproduced over time though institutional arrangements sponsored by tax policy. More specifically, Mr. Henricks’ research agenda can be divided into a two-fold examination of: 1) the ways face-neutral tax laws yield racially disparate consequences in the distribution of tax liability, and 2) how racial ideology discursively shapes, and becomes shaped by, conflicts over taxation. His work has been recognized for research excellence by organizations such as the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute, Association of Black Sociologists, Association for Humanist Sociology, Southwest Sociological Association, and North Central Sociological Association. Contact can be directed to him at khenricks@abfn.org.


Maureen Craig is a Ph.D. candidate in Social Psychology at Northwestern University.  Utilizing experimental social psychological methods, Ms. Craig 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.  Another line of research examines how exposure to information about diversity affects basic categorization processes, racial attitudes, political ideology, and social policy preferences. For example, one project examines how the changing racial demographics of the United States may be perceived as a threat to the societal status of the current majority group (i.e., White Americans) and how this threat perception may motivate racial bias and greater endorsement of conservative political beliefs.