Graduate Student News

Heidi Nicholls selected to participate in the Religion, Race & Democray Lab

Congratulations to Heidi Nicholls on being selected to participate in the Religion, Race & Democray Lab.   As part of her work at the lab, she will produce a media project on Mauna Kea in Hawaii entitled Mauna Kea and the Sacred.  We look forward to seeing the production!

Patrice Wright Awarded the PVI (Power, Violence and Inequality Collective) Fellowship for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Congratulations to Patrice Wright on receiving the PVI (Power, Violence and Inequality Collective) Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year!   Patrice will have a unique opportunity to advance her research project in converstations with scholars across Grounds and beyond!

Mary-Collier Wilks Awarded the ASA Sex & Gender Section's 2019 Sally Hacker Award for Best Graduate Student Paper

Congratulations to Mary-Collier Wilks who has won the ASA Sex & Gender Section's 2019 Sally Hacker Award for Best Graduate Student Paper.   The award-winning article, "Activist, Entrepreneur, or Caretaker?: Negotiating Varieties of Women in Development," was published in the April 2019 issue of Gender & Society!

Fauzia Husain Accepts Postdoctoral Postion at the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the Rotman School, University of Toronto

Congratulations to Fauzia Husain on her Postdoctoral Position at the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the Rotman School, University of Toronto.

Brooke Dinsmore Awarded the Sociology Department Graduate Student Teaching Award

Congratulations to Brooke Dinsmore who received the Sociology Department Graduate Student Teaching Award for 2019.

Jaime Hartless' Article in the Journal Gender, Place & Culture

Congratulations to Jaime Hartless for her article being published in the journal Gender, Place & Culture.   It is entitled "'They're gay bars, but they're men bars': Gendering questionably queer spaces in a Southeastern US university town."  Please view the article here.

Congratulations to Bailey Troia and Brooke Dinsmore who have been awarded a teaching relief fellowship from GSAS.

Congratulations Bailey and Brooks for being awarded a teaching relief fellowship from GSAS.

Catalina Vallejo Wins the ASA Peace, War and Social Conflict Sction's Elise Boulding Award for Best Graduate Student Paper

Congratulations to Catalina Vallejo whose paper, “Economic Reparations, Entrepreneurship, and Post-Conflict Development: Evidence from Colombia,” has won the ASA Peace, War and Social Conflict Section’s Elise Boulding Award for best graduate student paper.  Catalina’s paper also received an Honorable Mention for this year’s Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA’s Section on the Sociology of Development.

Fauzia Husain Receives an Honorable Mention for the Shils-Coleman Prize for Best Student Paper from the Theory Section of the ASA

Congratulations to Fauzia Husain, who received an Honorable Mention for the Shils-Coleman Prize for best student paper from the Theory Section of the ASA, for her paper “Hobbled Leadership: Gender and the Engines of Authority in the Pakistani Police.” Way to go Fauzia!

Alex Sutton Selected as a 2019 Raven Fellow

Congratulations to Alex on being selected as a 2019 Raven Fellow. The Raven Society is the oldest and most prestigious honorary society at UVA. The fellowship is a recognition of academic and scholarly excellence. Way to go, Alex!  Congratulations!

Colin Arnold's Marxist Sociology Blog

Congratulations to Colin on his Marxist Sociology blog which summarizes his article entitled "Regrounding Populism: Moving beyond Questions of Definition and Content” recently published in the Journal of World-Systems Research.  View it here for some fresh insights on the current state of affairs.

Alida Goffinski awarded the Jefferson Fellowship

Congratulations to Alida for being awarded the Jefferson Fellowship!   Way to go, Alida!

Alida Goffinski, Su Yeone Jeon, Kathryn Babineau and Vasfiye Toprak awarded AHSS Summer Research Fellowships

Congratulations to Alida, Su, Kathryn and Vasfiye for being awared AHSS Summer Research Fellowships!

Congratulations to Alex Sutton for his review "Socializing the Aesthetic" in the American Journal of Cultural Sociology 

Congratulations to Alex for his review "Sociology the Aesthetic" in the American Journal of CUltural Sociology, available online first and soon to be placed in a paper issue:  

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41290-019-00070-1

Jaime Hartless awarded the All-University Graduate Teaching Award

Congratulations to Jaime for being awarded the All-University Graduate Teaching Award in recognition of her dedication and outstanding achievement.   Well deserved!

Bailey Troia awarded the All-University Graduate Teaching Award

Congratulations to Bailey for being awarded the All-University Graduate Teaching Award in recognition of her dedication and outstanding achievement.   Well deserved!

Mary Collier Wilks Receives Grants from the Social Science Research Council's Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the America-Japan Society

Congratulations to Mary Collier who received grants from the Social Science Research Council's Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the America-Japan Society

Congratulations to Pilar Plater for her review essay "Money talks"!

Congratulations to Pilar for her review essay "Money talks"!

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41290-017-0053-7

Congratulations to Hexuan Zhang and Sarah Corse for their article "Staging communism: state control and the Chinese Model Opera" published in the American Journal of Cultural Sociology

Congratulations to Hexuan and Sarah for their article "Staging communism: state control and the Chinese Model Opera" published in the American Journal of Cultural Sociology.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41290-017-0056-4

Congratulations to Brooke Dinsmore, Sarah Johnson, Alex Sutton, Baliey Troia and Elissa Zeno on being awarded GSAS Graduate Student Council Research Grants!

Congratulations to Brooke, Sarah, Alex, Bailey and Elissa on being awarded GSAS Graduate Student Council Research Grants.  Five out of the twelve awards given out this year were awarded to Sociology Graduate Students!  89 graduate students applied across Arts and Sciences and Sociology was by far the most represented among the winners.   Well done!

Sarah Mosseri Awarded Two-Year Postdoctoral Position at The University of Sydney Business School

Congratulations to Sarah Mosseri on being awarded a two-year postdoctoral position in the Women, Work and Leadership Research Group at the Work and Organizational Studies program at The University of Sydney Business School.  Way to go Sarah!

Mary-Collier Wilks and Elissa Zeno Receive NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Mary-Collier Wilks and Elissa Zeno received NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Grants.  The Sociology program awarded only 15 grants this year and Mary-Collier and Elissa are part of that elite group of recipients.  Well done!

Candace Miller Awarded Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University-Bloomington

Congratulations to Candace Miller on being awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Indiana University-Bloomington!  She has accepted a fellowship apointment at IUB's Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society and its School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Brooke Dinsmore's Article On How Teachers and Students Negotiate Social Media in the Classroom in Information, Communication and Society.

Congratulations to Brooke Dinsmore on her published article on how teachers and students negoitate social media in the classroom in the journal Information, Communication and Society.  Check is out here.

Fauzia Husain's Essay in the Organizations, Occupations and Work Newsletter

Congratulations to Fauzia Husain on her invited essay in the Organizations, Occupations and Work newsletter here based on her dissertation research.  

Alida Goffinski Receives the Global South Lab Fellowship

Congratulations to Alida Goffinski on receiving the Global South Lab Fellowship from the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures. Congratulations Alida!

Mary-Collier Wilks' Publication of Paper

Congratulations to Mary-Collier Wilks on having her paper entitled "Activist, Entrepreneur, or Caretaker?: Negotiating Varieties of Women in Development" accepted for publication in Gender and Society.  The paper will appear in the April 2019 issue.  Congratulations MC!

Candace Miller Has Been Awarded a Research Grant from Equitable Growth

Congratulations to Candace Miller who won a research grant from Equitable Growth, a non-profit research and grantmaking organization dedicated to advancing evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth. The award will support Candace’s dissertation project entitled “Race, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Revitalization.” 

Jaime Hartless' Publication of Article

Congratulations to Jaime Hartless on the publication of her article:  "Questionable Queer: Understanding Straight Presence in the Post-Gay Bar"

Brooke Dinsmore's Publication of Paper

Mary-Collier Wilks Has Been Awarded a Fulbright For Her Dissertation Research

Mary-Collier Wilks won the Fulbright Award for her dissertation research.  Mary-Collier will be joining a distinguished cadre of scholars around the world as she investigates the impact of INGO’s in Cambodia. Please see UVA Today's coverage of her Fulbright project here. Congratulations MC.!

Candace Miller Has Been Awarded The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Candace Miller has been awarded the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation entitled “Race, entrepreneurship and urban revitalization in Detroit” and the All-University Graduate Teaching Award in recognition of her dedication and outstanding achievement as a teacher. Congratulations Candace!

Sarah Mosseri Received The Double Hoo Research Grant

Congratulations Sarah Mosseri for receivng the Double Hoo Research Grant!

Catalina Vallejo Has Been Awarded The GSAS Disseration Completion Fellowship

Congratulations Catalina for being awarded the GSAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and selected to teach in the Engagements Curriculum!