Rhodes Postdoc Program

CPC’s postdoctoral training program is supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies’ endowment in honor of former Cornell president, Frank H. T. Rhodes. The Frank H. T. Rhodes Fellowships stand as a testament to the profound difference Frank Rhodes has made at Cornell by furthering scholarship and research in areas related to poverty alleviation, support for the elderly and disadvantaged children and youth, public health, and human rights. CPC supports new scholars in developing collaborative research with faculty and launching their own programs of research. Postdoctoral Associates are actively involved in CPC.

The current Cornell Population Center (CPC) Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships application process is closed. Selection is based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a CPC faculty affiliate who will serve as mentor. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main areas: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity.

Postdoctoral Working Group

CPC supports the Postdoctoral Social Science Working Group that fosters the development of work in progress and collaboration on population-related research. Any postdocs interested in participating in the working group, joining the listserv, or affiliating, please send your name, department, and general area of interest/specialty to Meg Cole.

Current CPC Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow

Sarah James (2019-2021). Sarah earned her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy with a concentration in demography in 2019 from Princeton University. Research interests: health disparities, inequality, social demography.

Recent CPC Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellows

Cassandra Robertson (2018-2020). Cassandra earned her Ph.d. in Sociology in 2018 from Harvard University. Research interests include social mobility.

Patrick Ishizuka (2016-2019). Patrick earned his Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, with a specialization in demography, from Princeton University in 2016 and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on work, family, and social inequality.

April Sutton (2015-17). April earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015 and is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests are in social stratification, education, gender, spatial inequalities, and life course transitions.