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Columbia University in the City of New York Department of Sociology

New York, New York

Columbia University in the City of New York Department of Sociology was awarded $2,461,500 between 1995 and 2017, including 5 grants in Criminal Justice, Housing, and What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance.


2017 • 3 years, 3 months • Criminal Justice

In providing a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for its students, Columbia University (Columbia) seeks to link its teaching, research and scholarship to the metropolitan and global resources and issues of New York City. The award supports Columbia to bring together leading practitioners and researchers for an Executive Session (Session) on the Future of Justice Policy. The Session agenda focuses on the development of a new framework for responding to crime and social disorder at the front-end of the justice system that is more effective, racially just, and supportive of communities. In addition to its regular meetings, the Session activities include producing a series of issue papers and policy briefs and a communications campaign to foster a national conversation on systems reform that prioritizes safety and justice for individuals and communities.


2003 • 4 years • Housing

In support of an ethnographic study of 400 families relocated from Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes public housing development (over four years).


2001 • 2 years • Housing

To support ethnographic research on the dispersion and experiences of public housing residents using Section 8 vouchers and on the experiences of landlords and service providers working with residents (over two years).


1999 • 1 year, 7 months • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

To support an ethnographic study of communities and at-risk youth in three Chicago neighborhoods.


1995 • 2 years

To support the project The Training of Russian Provincial Social Scientists and the Study of Russian Policy Dilemmas (over two years).

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