Harrisburg's Eileen Ahlin named W.E.B Du Bois Fellow

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Eileen M. Ahlin, assistant professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, has been named a 2016 W.E.B Du Bois Fellow by the National Institute of Justice.

Ahlin and Maria João Lobo Antunes, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Towson University, were awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship in the amount of $99,993 after a national competitive grant solicitation for their project, "Moving to Collective Efficacy: How Inner-city Mobility Impacts Minority and Immigrant Youth Victimization and Violence.”

Their research will study how the inner-city mobility of minority and immigrant youth affects engagement in violence and exposure to violence in the community. The project will also examine whether vertical or horizontal mobility with respect to key neighborhood factors differentially influences minority and immigrant outcomes and determine who fares better — youth who vertically move (to better or worse neighborhoods), those who do not move, or those who horizontally move. The project will run from Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2018.

The Du Bois Fellowship provides talented researchers with an opportunity early in their professional career to elevate independently generated research and ideas to the level of national discussion.

Ahlin’s research interests include criminological theory, corrections, research methods, neighborhood effects, and racial and social justice.

Last Updated October 24, 2016