Professor Catherine Connell celebrates the launch of her new book, School's Out,
The American Council of Learned Societies awards a small number of highly-sought-after sabbatical fellowships each year. Congratulations to Professor Ruha Benjamin on this recognition of her important work. She will spend the 2012-13 academic year completing work on her book, People’s Science: Reconstituting Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.
Ph.D Candidate Mia Diaz-Edelman was recently awarded the Eastern Sociological Society’s Travel Grant to attend their 2012 Annual Meeting. She will be presenting her paper titled, ” Anchoring Narratives: Multicultural Collaboration in the Immigrant Rights Movement”.
Ph.D. Candidate Courtney L. Feldscher will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the New England Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI-NE) this weekend in Boston, MA. Courtney is the 2010/2011 recipient of the Foundation for Community Association Research’s Byron Hanke Fellowship.
Sarah Tosh (BA, 09) will begin her doctoral studies in sociology this fall (2011) at the CUNY Graduate Center, which has awarded her a fellowship to support her studies
Prof. Laurel Smith-Doerr has been elected as a Member-at-Large on the national council of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Prof. Cati Connell will serve on the Sex and Gender Section’s Sally Hacker Award Committee. Already announced is Prof. Julian Go’s election to chair the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of ASA. Congratulations to all three. These new ASA officers join Prof. Nazli Kibria, who is currently serving on the ASA Nominations Committee and as a council member in the Migrations Section, as well as Prof. Alya Guseva, who is serving on the council of the Economic Sociology section. Surely a record for per capita ASA office-holding!
Ph.D. Candidate Courtney L. Feldscher is presenting her paper, “Managing Conflict: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why”, at the annual meeting of the Community Associations Institute in Boca Raton, Florida. Courtney is the 2010/2011 recipient of the Foundation for Community Association Research’s Byron Hanke Fellowship.
Graduate student Meghan Stiman has been selected as the Outstanding Teaching Fellow in Sociology for 2010-2011. Faculty chose Meaghan for her strong teaching values and performance. Meaghan will be awarded on May 6th at a reception held at the College of Arts and Sciences, along with other CAS departmental award recipients.
Professor Susan Eckstein has been awarded an exploratory Seminar Grant from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The seminar will address ways that the understanding of immigrants and their cross-border impacts can be improved upon using a theoretically and historically grounded concept of generations.
Jennifer Macy Sumner (SO’99), has won National Science Foundation funding for her comparative research on the incarceration of transgender inmates in the U.S. and in Italy. Sumner is currently an assistant professor of criminal justice at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, and is continuing her research in Italy this spring.
Assistant Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino’s book, “A Neighborhood That Never Changes” has been awarded the 2011 Best Book Award from the Urban Affairs Association.