AERA Member Emily Rauscher Selected as FABBS Early Career Impact Award Recipient
AERA Member Emily Rauscher Selected as FABBS Early Career Impact Award Recipient

March 2021

AERA member Emily Rauscher has been selected as a 2021 Early Career Impact Award recipient by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS).

Rauscher is an associate professor in the sociology department at Brown University and faculty affiliate of the Population Studies and Training Center, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy at Brown. She is a sociologist whose work spans sociology, education research, demography, policy, and health policy.

The award, presented to early career scientists in FABBS member societies during their first 10 years post-Ph.D., recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. It will be officially conferred at the 2021 AERA Virtual Annual Meeting, where Rauscher will also speak about her research. AERA is a member of the FABBS Council of Representatives.

“Dr. Rauscher has produced an extraordinary breadth of high-quality research that crosses multiple disciplines and fields,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We congratulate her for this honor and commend her substantial contributions to the field and to society.”

In 2018, Rauscher received a research grant from the AERA-NSF Grants Program to study school funding and inequality of educational achievement using large scale federal data sets.

In addition to a strong body of research published in peer-reviewed academic journals, Rauscher has published several policy reports and research briefs on inequality in school funding, largely directed to state and local policymakers and the public. She also has contributed to a National Public Radio podcast about the socialization effects of education on children, especially those from low income, rural, and racial minority groups.