Anika Schenck-Fontaine is a doctoral student at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University concentrating in Developmental Psychology. Drawing on theories of developmental psychology, sociology, and economics, her research explores the influence of economic hardship, community-level economic conditions, and income inequality on parenting behavior and children’s development with a particular focus on cross-national comparative research. Her work has been published in Social Service Review and Contemporary Justice Reviewand has been funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Check out the research page for more on her current work.