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. Listen to the interview here. See news article about her Petra Fellowship win here.
Alumnus Roman R. Williams (Ph.D. 2010) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Calvin College.
Ph.D. Candidate Don Gillis contributed the first article in a new series on Boston’s Mayoral Race for Commonwealth Magazine. Dubbed “Mayor Matters,” this special series focuses on the issues surrounding the election for Boston’s first new mayor since Thomas Menino took office in 1993. The first article in the Mayor Matter series, “Fair Play,” discusses […]
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.” In […]
The Eastern Sociological Society is honoring PhD candidate Megan O’Leary with this year’s Rose Laub Coser Award. The Coser award is given annually to a graduate student for an outstanding doctoral dissertation proposal in the area of the family or gender and society. It will be presented to Megan during the Awards ceremony, Saturday March […]
Ph.D Candidate and lecturer Don Gillis was recently featured on BU Today in an article highlighting his innovative and highly popular sociology course, “Boston’s People”. Click the link below to read more on his course: One Class, One Day: Boston’s People http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/one-class-one-day-boston-people/
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 […]
Courtney Feldscher is the recipient of a 2012 SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award. This honor is awarded by the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology to support promising graduate students and pre-tenure faculty. As a recipient, Courtney will participate in the ASA pre-conference workshop, The Art at the Heart of Learner-Centered […]
PHD Candidate Mia Diaz-Edelman will be presenting her research, ” Tales from the Table: Activist Etiquette in the Multicultural Immigrant Rights Movement” At the Harvard Sociology Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop on February 28th, 2012. The workshop occurs bi-weekly and examines international migration and the incorporation of migrants into host societies.