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Fall 2023 Small Grants Recipients

Alena Smith is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Stanford University. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University, where she became interested in studying the interaction of religion and politics. Alena’s research focuses on the influence of Christian nationalism in America. Her dissertation studies how candidates use Christian nationalist themes when running for office and...

Stanford PACS Recommendations: Winter 2024 Reading & Listening

One of the many joys and privileges of working in academia is to be at the forefront of knowledge and discourse on society writ-large and the myriad forces shaping it. Finding creative and interesting ways to share new ideas with our community is what many of us at Stanford PACS spend countless hours on. Yet, one of my favorite things...

Stanford Social Innovation Review Welcomes Nicholas Jackson as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicholas Jackson as our next editor-in-chief and publisher. Nick brings more than 15 years of experience in editor-in-chief and director-level positions for leading publications and media startups. He is a National Magazine Award-winning editor whose extensive background includes roles with Outside, Pacific Standard, and The Atlantic. “I couldn’t...

Making the Biggest Difference You Can

The Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) is committed, above all, to supporting wise stewardship of resources. With the many human and environmental crises before us, the multiplicity of worthy causes to give to, and the sincere desire of many donors to do great good, there are a few core practices of effective grantmaking that our experience shows consistently improve impact:...

Polarization and Social Change Lab Announces Field Test Grant Winners

The Polarization and Social Change Lab (PaSCL) at Stanford PACS is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Bridging Divides & Strengthening Democracy Field Test Grants.  Building on the findings from the Strengthening Democracy Challenge, the unique grant program supports field tests of interventions designed to reduce support for undemocratic practices, partisan violence, and/or partisan animosity. The Strengthening Democracy...

Welcoming Jared and Marcia to the GCSSD team!

The GCSSD lab is excited to announce two of our newest members to the team, Jared Furuta and Marcia Xiyu Yang! We’re thrilled to have two talented individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our lab and we can’t wait to see the positive impact they’ll make. Learn more about Jared and Marcia below. Jared FurutaPostdoc Fellow Jared...

Tom Nachtigal Receives Knight-Hennessy Award

Tom Nachtigal, from Rishon-Lezion, Israel, is pursuing a PhD in international and comparative education at Stanford Graduate School of Education. She graduated magna cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a bachelor’s degree in law and international relations. She holds an LLM (cum laude) from Columbia Law School and an EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She...

DCSL Research Director to Join NYU Faculty

After five years at the Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL), Toussaint Nothias will take up a faculty position at NYU this fall. Toussaint first joined DCSL in 2018 as a postdoc. He started researching Facebook’s Free Basics, a globally widespread initiative to provide supposedly “free” internet access throughout the Global South. His work called attention to the limits of this...

2022-23 Practitioner Fellows Final Showcase    

The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity’s (CCSRE) 2022-23 Practitioner Fellows met on Friday, June 23 to present their current fellowship projects exploring digital rights, privacy, policy, and governance; intersections among race, media, and digital systems; the use and impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in Africa; and the practice of healing...

New Position: Program and Education Manager, Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school encompasses 23 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs. H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. As the university’s largest school, H&S is the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education, no matter...