The Sociology Department would like to congratulate to the following students and faculty for their recent awards:
Rhys Hall (rising senior) was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Parker Fuller Scholarship
Zach Richer was selected as the DC Sociological Society's recipient of the 2015 Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Award. The title of Zach's paper is "Toward a Social Topography: Status as Social Space."
Sidra Montgomery, who has received with advisor Meredith Kleykamp an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for her project Identity, Stigma and Status Among Wounded Warriors.
Gordon Rinderknecht will represent the University of Maryland at the 2015 Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference: Digital Future, in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. The conference will be from June 9-12, 2015.
Joanna Pepin's project, "Cross-National Differences in Cohabiting and Married Couples' Financial Commitment," was selected for the 2015 Maryland Population Research Center's Summer Graduate Student Grant
Mark Gross' project, "Collective Efficacy and Community-Level Causes of Vigilante Violence in South Africa," was selected for the inaugural Suzanne M. Bianchi Summer Graduate Student Grant
Mark Gross was also selected as a recipient of The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy’s Grant for his dissertation titled “The Spatial Dynamics of Vigilante Violence in South African Townships”
Shengwei Sun has been awarded a UMD Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship.
Luoman Bao has been selected for the 2015-16 Harriet Presser Fellowship. Luoman’s dissertation is a comparative analysis of the gendered effects of transitions into and out of marriage and children’s spatial and economic mobility on patterns of intergenerational support in the U.S. and China.
Anya M. Galli has been selected as one of the 2015-16 PSE Graduate STudent Travel and Research Grant Recipients. Her research project is titled, "Powerful Polluters: The Politics of Disproportionate Emissions in the Coal-Fired Power Industry"
Rachel Shattuck has been selected as the 2015-16 Ramon Henkel Quantitative Research Fellowship
Nicole Bedera was selected as a recipient for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship