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Category: Graduate Students
Graduate 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.
Sasha will soon begin a Provost’s Postdoctoral fellowship in the Johns Hopkins University sociology department.
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.
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.
Brittany 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.
Graduate student Meghan Tinsley’s paper, “Decolonizing the Civic/Ethnic Binary” has been accepted for publication in the journal Current Sociology. Congratulations, Meghan!
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.
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.
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