Professor David Swartz’s SymbolicPower, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu was awarded...
Ph.D. Candidate Rebecca Farber has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. This competitive research fellowship supports three years of research and studies and provides international research and professional development opportunities.
Rebecca’s project is titled “Local Impacts of Medical Tourism in Thailand.” Congratulations, Rebecca!
Ph.D. Candidate Natalicia Tracy was interviewed by WBUR Radio 90.9 Boston (Boston’s NPR News Station) about her 2014 Petra Foundation Fellowship win and her work as the Executive Director of the Brazilian Immigrant Center in Allston.
BU Sociology Ph.D. Candidate Natalicía Tracy will be honored on November 15th by the Petra Foundation as one of four 2013 Petra Fellows. Established in 1988 in honor of Petra Tölle Shattuck, the Petra Foundation “seeks out and champions unsung heroes who are making distinctive contributions to the rights, autonomy and dignity of others.” (1)
In addition to her Ph.D. work, Natalicía is the executive director of Boston’s Brazilian Immigrant Center, which serves 3,000 Latino immigrants each year in issues of labor, housing, consumer, civil and human rights. She is also the coordinator of the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Congress.
Natalicía will be honored at the 24th Annual Petra Fellows Awards Dinner on November 15th, 2013 at the Omni Parker House.
Sociology Ph.D Candidate Elyas Bakhtiari was awarded one of three graduate student fellowships under the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows Program. These prestigious national fellowships provide generous support for three years of study, available for fellows to use at any point in the next five years. Elyas works closely with Sigrun Olafsdottir, Assistant Professor of Sociology. The other new fellows from BU are graduate students Allison Gill (Biology) and Alissa Rickborn (Biology).
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 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
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.
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.