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2017 News

December

November

2018 Australian National University Research School of Social Sciences Fellowship Awarded to Gary Fine

November 28, 2017
Congratulations to Gary Fine, who has been awarded an Australian National University Research School of Social Sciences Fellowship, designed to allow that institution to host distinguished visitors!

Congratulations to 2018 McCarthy Award Winner Aldon Morris

November 21, 2017
Congratulations to Aldon Morris, the 2018 recipient of the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior, presented by the Center for the Study of Social Movements at Notre Dame. The award is given to “a person who has made major contributions not only through her or his own research, but also through teaching and mentoring other, more junior, scholars as they have developed their own research and scholarly identities.” Aldon will be receiving the award, and delivering a public address, at the ninth annual Young Scholars in Social Movements Mini-Conference at Notre Dame on April 13-14, 2018.

October

September

July

Postdoctoral Project in Paris

July 1, 2017
Juliette Galonnier has received a 2-year postdoctoral position in Paris in the collective project "Global Race," led by French scholars of race, ethnicity and discrimination Patrick Simon and Daniel Sabbagh.

June

Hacker-Mullins Award

June 23, 2017
Kellie Owens will be this year's recipient of the Hacker-Mullins Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association's section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology. The article being recognized, “Too Much of a Good Thing? American Childbirth, Intentional Ignorance, and the Boundaries of Responsible Knowledge,” has recently been published in Science, Technology, & Human Values.

Nicholas C. Mullins Award

June 23, 2017
Kellie Owens will be this year’s recipient of the Nicholas C. Mullins Award, the graduate student paper award from the Society for Social Studies of Science. The article being recognized, “Too Much of a Good Thing? American Childbirth, Intentional Ignorance, and the Boundaries of Responsible Knowledge,” has recently been published in Science, Technology, & Human Values.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Columbia University

June 23, 2017
Congratulations to Hannah Wohl for accepting a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University!

Phi Beta Kappa

June 20, 2017
Alison Pelczar (Sociology and Statistics), Rita Hirami (Linguistics and Sociology), and Arielle Zimmerman (Sociology) were among the graduating seniors who were elected to Phi Beta Kappa this year. Paul Salamanca (Sociology and MMSS) was elected as a junior. Congratulations to these outstanding undergraduate students!

Graduate Student Paper Award

June 16, 2017
Congratulations to Alka Menon who will be receiving the Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA’s Body and Embodiment Section for her article, “Reconstructing Race and Gender in American Cosmetic Surgery.” She will be presented with the award at the ASA meeting in Montreal this summer.

Weinberg Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

June 5, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Zach Sommers is the recipient of the 2017 Weinberg Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. Congratulations, Zach!

National Academy of Sciences

June 2, 2017
The Department of Sociology would like to congratulate John Hagan on his election to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that a scholar in any field can receive.

SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development

June 2, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Morgan Clark ("'Skanks Need to Pay with Their Lives': Sexual Harassment in Online Communities") and William Richardson ("The Urban Settler Colonial Present: Racial Residential Segregation and White Settlers' Relationship to Land") have been selected as participants for this years' Social Science Research Council program on dissertation proposal development for their projects.  

May

2017 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

May 19, 2017
Congratulations to Northwestern graduate student Kenneth Pass, who was recently named a winner of the 2017 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The goal of Kenneth's research is to use mixed methodological approaches to investigate how infectious disease laws are undergirded by sociopolitical and scientific constructions of race, sexuality, disease, and criminality. Furthermore, he wants to study the relationship between the expansion of the prison industrial complex and rise of infectious disease laws in the United States.

2017-18 National Humanities Center Fellowship

May 12, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Wendy Griswold has been named a National Humanities Center Fellow for 2017-18.

2017 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

May 5, 2017
The Department of Sociology would like to congratulate Stefan Vogler on winning the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2017-18 for his dissertation, Ruling Sexuality: Law, Expertise, and the Making of Sexual Knowledge.

2017 Presidential Fellowship

May 2, 2017

The Department of Sociology would like to congratulate Anya Degenshein on winning a Northwestern Presidential Fellowship starting next academic year.

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