Category: Graduate Students

Jake Watson wins ASA Best Graduate Student Paper Award

June 14th, 2018 in Graduate Students, News

Jake PhotoGraduate student Jake Watson has won the award for Best Graduate Student Paper from the Global and Transnational Sociology Section of the ASA. The paper, “Family Ideation, Immigration, and the Racial State” is based upon Jake’s Qualifying paper that he wrote here at BU and was subsequently published in Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Congratulations Jake!

Graduate Student Sasha White Defends PhD Thesis

June 7th, 2018 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News

photoGraduate student Alexandre (“Sahsa”) White has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, titled: Epidemic Orientalism: Social Construction And The Global Management Of Infectious Disease.

Sasha will soon begin a Provost’s Postdoctoral fellowship in the Johns Hopkins University sociology department.

Congratulations, Sasha!

Graduate Student David Levy Defends Thesis

June 4th, 2018 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News

dlevyThis spring 2018, graduate student David Levy successfully defended his doctoral thesis: “The Impulse to Orthodoxy: Why Illberal Democracies Treat Religious Pluralism as a Threat.”

Congratulations, David!

Mustapha Hashim Kurfi Defends Dissertation

June 4th, 2018 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News

Mustapha Hashim Kurfi (right) and advisor Nancy Ammerman (left)

Mustapha Hashim Kurfi (right) and advisor Nancy Ammerman (left)

In spring 2018, graduate student Mustapha Hashim Kurfi successfully defended his doctoral thesis: “Religion, Gender and Civil Society: The Role of Muslim Women’s Association in the Evolution of Nigerian Society.”

Mustapha will return to Bayero University, Kano-Nigeria to continue teaching and research.

Congratulations, Mustapha!

Graduate Student Meghan Tinsley Offered Prestigious Fellowship

May 31st, 2018 in Graduate Students

Meghan Tinsley

Meghan Tinsley

Meghan Tinsley, who completed her PhD this spring, was offered the position of Presidential Fellow in Inequalities and Ethnicity at the University of Manchester, UK.

Dr. Tinsley’s dissertation is titled We Will Re-Member Them: Muslims in the British and French World War I Centenary.

The position is housed in the Department of Sociology, and is a four-year postdoctoral fellowship that will turn into a permanent position after the four years.
Congratulations to Meghan!

Graduate Student Brittany Frederick named Pardee Center Summer Fellow

May 8th, 2018 in Graduate Students, News

Brittany FrederickBrittany Frederick, a second year PhD student in Sociology, has won a Pardee Center Summer Fellowship. She will compare international race discourse surrounding Black Lives Matter and analyze the diffusion of narratives and experiences that have motivated the global response to the movement.

The Graduate Summer Fellows will spend 10 weeks at the Pardee House developing research papers to be considered for publication as part of the Pardee Center’s publication series. In addition, Summer Fellows will participate in special programs designed to advance interdisciplinary research and learning and will interact with Pardee Center staff, Faculty Research Fellows and Associates, Visiting Fellows, and post-docs.

Congratulations, Brittany!

Meghan Tinsley’s paper to appear in Current Sociology

November 27th, 2017 in Graduate Students

Meghan Tinsley

Meghan Tinsley

Graduate student Meghan Tinsley’s paper, “Decolonizing the Civic/Ethnic Binary” has been accepted for publication in the journal Current Sociology. Congratulations, Meghan!

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Graduate Student Adrienne Lemon becomes Dr. Lemon

August 9th, 2017 in Graduate Students

Adrienne Lemon

Graduate student Adrienne Lemon successfully defended her dissertation, “Dying to Dream: Exploring Citizen Political Participation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Periods in Berundi,” which completes her PhD work in Sociology.

Congratulations, Adrienne!

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Graduate Student Meaghan Stiman becomes Dr. Stiman

August 9th, 2017 in Graduate Students

WebsitePictureGraduate student Meaghan Stiman successfully defended her dissertation, “The City or The Country: Second Homeownership in Urban and Rural Contexts,” which completes her PhD in sociology.

Congratulations, Meaghan!

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Jon Shaffer & Sasha White win Pardee Fellowships

May 1st, 2017 in Graduate Students, News

Graduate Students Jonathan Shaffer and Alexandre (Sasha) White have both won Pardee Center 2017 Summer Fellowships!

Each summer 8 graduate students are selected for these fellowships. The Graduate Summer Fellows will spend 10 weeks at the Pardee House developing research papers to be considered for publication as part of the Pardee Center’s publication series. In addition, Summer Fellows will participate in special programs designed to advance interdisciplinary research and learning and will interact with Pardee Center staff, Faculty Research Fellows and Associates, Visiting Fellows, and post-docs.

 

Jonathan ShafferJonathan Shaffer will study the political obstacles to financing the care, treatment, and prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

 

 

 

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Alexandre White will examine how the risk of epidemic outbreak is determined, and what sort of threats trigger greater intervention from the World Health Organization