Joshua Jansa
Joshua Jansa

Joshua Jansa, a Ph.D. student in political science in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received a grant to support his research from the Horowitz Foundation.

Jansa’s project is “Laboratories of Inequality: The Politics of Economic Development Subsides and the Distribution of Resources in America.”

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy selected 20 scholars to receive grants for the 2014 award year.

“This year we received 416 applications, the largest number in our 18-year history,” said Mary E. Curtis. “The 20 applicants who are receiving awards this year represent less than 5 percent of those who applied. The Trustees consider their work on topics of social and political importance to be vibrant examples of how policy research can help us address the challenges of today’s complex society.”

Jansa studies American politics and political methodology. His research focus includes interest groups, state and local politics, policy diffusion, economic policy, economic inequality and social network analysis.

Awardees of Horowitz grants must be pursuing projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences, particularly issues of policy relevance.

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