Caitlin Patler Receives Research Award

Caitlin Patler

Caitlin Patler, assistant professor of sociology, received the Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives award on March 29, 2019, at the Pacific Sociological Association’s annual meeting in Oakland, California. Patler was recognized for her research study exploring when and under what circumstances diverse undocumented youth reveal or conceal their status from school-based adults and peers, what factors influence these decisions, and how these decisions are linked to social and educational outcomes. The paper, titled “To Reveal or Conceal: How Diverse Undocumented Youth Navigate Legal Status Disclosure,” was published December 2018 in Sociological Perspectives. Patler is a faculty affiliate at the Center for Poverty Research, the Migration Research Cluster, the Social Control Cluster, and the Human Rights Program in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science. Her research focuses on migration, inequality and “crimmigration.”