Kendra Bischoff, assistant professor of sociology and the Richard and Jacqueline Emmet Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a 2016 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.
The $70,000 fellowships are the oldest source of support for education research, nationally and internationally, for those who have recently earned doctoral degrees.
Bischoff is an expert in social stratification and inequality, the sociology of education and urban sociology. In current and past projects, she investigates the causes and consequences of racial and economic residential segregation, the effect of school context on student outcomes and the civic aspect of education. Bischoff is affiliated with Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality, Cornell Population Center and the Center for the Study of Economy and Society.
This year, 30 fellows were selected from a competitive pool of 176 applications. Bischoff was one of two sociologists selected for the 2016 cohort. The fellowships are administered by the National Academy of Education, an honorary educational society, and funded by a grant to the academy from the Spencer Foundation, which supports education research. Now in its 30th year, the fellowship program has nearly 800 alumni who include many of the strongest education researchers in the field today.
This story first appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.