Graduate Students

Jake Watson wins ASA Best Graduate Student Paper Award

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. Congratulations Jake!

Graduate Student Sasha White Defends PhD Thesis

Graduate student Alexandre (“Sasha”) 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!

Mustapha Hashim Kurfi Defends Dissertation

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

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 […]

Graduate Student Brittany Frederick named Pardee Center Summer Fellow

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 […]