Fellowships, Grants & Awards


  • National Science Foundation, 2021-2024 (with Altaf Saadi)
  • Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2021-2024 (with Altaf Saadi)
  • Hellman Foundation, 2019-2020
  • National Science Foundation, 2018-2021 (with Erin Hamilton)
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • UC-Mexico Initiative Grant, 2018-2019 (with Robert Irwin, Giovanni Peri, and Leticia Saucedo)
  • Sociological Initiatives Foundation, 2018-2020 (in collaboration with Dream Team Los Angeles)
  • Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Award, 2016-2018
  • Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, supported by the American Sociological Association and the National Science Foundation, 2016
  • University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014-2016
  • Sociological Initiatives Foundation Action Research Project Grant (with Dream Team Los Angeles), 2014-2016
  • American Sociological Association Sydney S. Spivack Program in in Applied Social Research and Social Policy,  Community Action Research Award, 2013-14


2021                   UC Davis Distinguished Teaching Award “This award recognizes outstanding teaching and dedication to student success.”

2021                    Best Publication Award, American Sociological Association Sociology of Mental Health Section (for Patler et al. “The Limits of Gaining Rights while Remaining Marginalized: The DACA Program and Psychological Wellbeing of Undocumented Youth.” Social Forces. 100(1):246-272.

2019                      Pacific Sociological Association Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Perspectives Award (for Patler, Caitlin. 2018.“To Reveal or Conceal: How Diverse Undocumented Youth Navigate Legal Status Disclosure.”Sociological Perspectives. 61(6) 857-873).From the award letter: “[the article] stood out for the smart, timely, and important questions posed, robust data, and overall excellent sociological analysis.”

2018                      American Sociological Association Latina/o Sociology Section Distinguished Contribution to Research Article Award (for “Patler, Caitlin and Whitney L. Pirtle. “From Undocumented to Lawfully Present: Do Changes to Legal Status Impact Psychological Wellbeing Among Latino Immigrant Young Adults?” Social Science & Medicine.199(1):39-48.

2017                      UC Davis Diversity & Inclusion Initiative Award for: “Building Bridges and Brave Spaces: Towards Documenting and Integrating Undocumented Voices at UC Davis”

2015                      UC Irvine ADVANCE Program for Equity and Diversity Career Development Award


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