Category: Graduate Students

BU Sociologist take to the Blue Hills for second annual fall hike!

October 7th, 2019 in Events, Grad Student Events, Graduate Students, News

BU sociologists congregated this weekend for the second annual fall hike at the lovely Blue Hills reservation.  The weather was beautiful and so was the camaraderie! Hikers included Chair Deborah Carr, Bahar Aldanmaz, Allison Wigen, Ya-Ching Huang, Caoyifu Zhou, Kimberly Rhoten, Meghann Lucy, Sara Snitselaar, Selma Hedlund (with partner), Kristen Tzoc (with partner). Most importantly, some hounds of the Department were able to play and participate in the sociological banter.

Graduate Student Rebecca Farber becomes Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the College of William & Mary

May 28th, 2019 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News

Congratulations to Rebecca Farber, who has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of William and Mary. Rebecca is a current PhD student. Best of luck to Rebecca -- we wish you success!

Graduate Student David Levy joins the Department of Justice

May 20th, 2019 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News

David Levy (PhD 2018) has accepted a position as a monitoring and evaluation specialist at the Department of Justice's Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development. Congratulations, David!

Graduate Student Meaghan Stiman becomes Tenure-Track Professor at the College of William & Mary

May 20th, 2019 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News

Congratulations to Meaghan Stiman, who has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor of sociology at the College of William and Mary. Meaghan is a 2017 PhD, whose dissertation explored “The City or The Country: Second Homeownership in Urban and Rural Contexts.”  Best of luck to Meaghan in this exciting new position!

Graduate Students Sara Lillo and Meghann Lucy awarded BU Summer Internships

May 3rd, 2019 in Graduate Students, News

Sara Lillo and Meghann Lucy have been awarded BU Summer Graduate Internships in the Social Sciences. This summer, Sara will be a paid intern at Partners in Health, and Meghann will intern at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Congratulations on being selected for the inaugural cohort of this program!

Graduate Student Heather Mooney wins Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award

April 23rd, 2019 in Graduate Students, News

The BU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has named PhD student Heather Mooney an Outstanding Teaching Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year. Heather was nominated for this award in recognition of her creative, engaging, and responsive work as a Teaching Fellow.

Congratulations, Heather!

Graduate Student Jon Shaffer Published in STAT

January 7th, 2019 in Graduate Students

Graduate Student Jon Shaffer's latest editorial, "Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un: authoritarian love in the time of TB" is now published STAT. Congratulations, Jon!

 

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!