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                    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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