Linda Tropp was invited to participate in the Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholars Program

Linda Tropp

The Russell Sage Foundation has established a center where Visiting Scholars can pursue their writing and research. Each year, the Russell Sage Foundation invites a number of scholars to its New York headquarters to investigate topics in social and behavioral sciences. 

This academic year, Linda Tropp and Dina Okamoto will explore immigrant-native relations based on a telephone survey of 2,000 residents of Atlanta and Philadelphia and in-depth interviews with 250 of the survey respondents. They will study the perceptions and interactions of two native-born groups (blacks and whites) and two immigrant groups (Mexicans and Indians) to better understand how each group experiences contact, how varying contexts and differences in group status shape those contact experiences, and how these experiences can further understanding of patterns of intergroup trust and civic engagement.

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