Recent Graduate Student Awards

Congratulations to Diana Graizbord who was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to support her ethnographic research onsocial policy making in Mexico.

Kudos to Tatiana Andia Rey who will receive an NSF Law and Society award for her doctoral dissertation research project Generic Drugs, Unique Policies: The Implementation of Global Pharmaceutical Regulatory Standards in Latin America. Her project examines the implementation of two international rules that regulate when and how generic pharmaceuticals may enter domestic markets in Latin America.

Congratulations to Peter Klein, for earning a Cogut Dissertation Fellowship!

Congratulations to Marcelo A. Bohrt, who was awarded a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to support his fieldwork in Bolivia during the 2013-2014 academic year. His project examines the dynamics of transformation of racial boundaries in the context of the Bolivian project of state decolonization.

Kudos to Weeam Hammoudeh, who has been selected as a 2013-14 PARC Palestinian research fellow.

Congratulations to Tania Jenkins, who was selected for an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to support her ethnographic research on professional stratification and mobility within the American medical profession.

Congratulations to Orly Clerg√©, who was selected as the Minority Graduate Fellow for 2012-2013 by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)!

Further kudos to Peter Klein, who was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship this year to support his ethnographic study of the social and political negotiations surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil. He was previously awarded an NSF DDIG for the same project.

Congratulations to Trina Vithayathil, who was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and a Fulbright Hayes Fellowship to support her fieldwork in 2102 and 2013 in India, investigating the social construction of caste through the implementation of the first caste census in 80 years!

Tip-of-the-Hat to Amy Teller and Apollonya Porcelli on their selection for the Open Graduate Education program! Amy and Apollonya will both pursue MS degrees in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, while continuing PhD study in Sociology. Amy will complement her sociological study of small farmers' livelihood strategies and adaptation to climate change with work on the biogeochemical impacts of changing agricultural practices. Apollonya will complement her sociological work on the impacts of development on well-being of river-dependent populations in the Brazilian Amazon with aquatic ecological study of the impacts of development on aquatic ecosystems.

Congratulations to Michael Murphy and Johnie Lotesta, who were awarded IGERT Fellowships associated with the Graduate Program in Development at the Watson Institute for International Studies!