Ellen Van Damme

I am a Fulbright post-doctoral researcher at the Center for the Study of International Migration (CSIM), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where I study female migration from the Honduran countryside to the U.S. My research is qualitative in nature, and focuses on multicausal factors of migration, with a particular focus on climate change as a push factor. 

Ian Lundberg

Ian is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Sociology and California Center for Population Research at UCLA. His research examines inequality in America, with a focus on intergenerational mobility, poverty, and social policy. Ian develops and applies statistical and machine learning techniques to make credible estimates of straightforward quantities motivated by theory. In 2022, Ian will begin as Assistant Professor of Information Science at Cornell University.

David Peterson

I am a sociologist who studies the practices and politics of social science in laboratories, in the broader academy, and in society. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow working with Jacob Foster on a study of a new field of science called Diverse Intelligences. Diverse Intelligences brings together psychologists, neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists, information theorists, ethnologists, philosophers, and artificial intelligence researchers to map out both the complex dimensions of intelligence as well as the incredible variety of entities that act intelligently.

Sara Goico

I am currently a University of California President’s and National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Fellow. My research focuses on the organization of language and interaction in contexts with limited shared language. I primarily rely on ethnographic fieldwork combined with the microanalysis of video recordings of naturally occurring interactions. Over the last ten years, I have conducted fieldwork in Iquitos, Peru with deaf youth who have never acquired an established language.