Horowitz Foundation Grant recipients: Carmen Brick, Christopher Herring, and David Showalter

Carmen Brick, University of California, Berkeley

State Earned Income Tax Credits: Addressing Poverty and Inequality through State Tax Systems

Carmen Brick is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She examines the potential of state-level Earned Income Tax Credits to reduce poverty and inequality by studying their adoption contexts. She was previously a Presidential Management Fellow and is a Scholars Strategy Network Graduate Fellow.


Christopher Herring, University of California, Berkeley

Punishing the Poorest: How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty

Chris Herring is a doctoral candidate of Sociology at the University of California Berkeley. His dissertation examines the causes and consequences of criminalizing homelessness in San Francisco. His writing is featured in Social Problems, City and Community, City, ACME, Teaching Sociology, and edited volumes.



David Showalter, University of California, Berkeley

Getting Well: Using, Selling, and Quitting Opioids in California

David Showalter is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley. David's research addresses issues at the intersection of health, law, and politics, particularly drug use and drug policy. David also serves as President of the Board of Directors for Needle Exchange Emergency
Distribution (NEED) in Berkeley.