Individual Projects

ISS Individual Research Grants support new work by individual (and, particularly, junior) social sciences faculty in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science. Click the linked titles for progress reports.

2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15


  • Testing a School-based Stress Reduction Intervention for Elementary School Children
    Camelia Hostinar, Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Spaces of Power: Mapping Authority in Late Imperial China
    Quinn Javers, Assistant Professor, History
  • A Dataset on Bilateral Cooperation in Global Counterterrorism Networks
    Brandon Kinne, Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • American Hegemony and the Rise of China
    David McCourt, Assistant Professor, Sociology
  • Pakistan Community Pollution Monitoring
    Arman Rezaee, Assistant Professor, Economics
  • Improving Health Risk Assessment Through the Wisdom of Crowds
    Jingwen Zhang, Assistant Professor, Communication



  • Conflict and Consensus: Reaching Group Decisions in Primate Societies
    Margaret Crofoot, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
  • Bilingual Challenges in Language Acquisition
    Katharine Graf Estes, Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Issue Salience and Priorities in the American Electorate
    Christopher Hare, Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • Gender Disparity and Network Dynamics in Virtual Worlds
    Cuihua (Cindy) Shen, Assistant Professor, Communication



  • The Effects of Information about Income Inequality on Public Support for Taxes
    Cheryl Boudreau, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Political Mobility, Institutional Change and Legislative Behavior
    Scott MacKenzie, Assistant Professor, Political Science