Yu-Ju Chien successfully defended her dissertation "Constructing Knowledge and Policies on Avian Influenza: How Do International Organizations Craft Global Models?" on May 10, 2013. Dr. Chien is advised by Joachim Savelsberg.
Hollie Nyseth Brehm, "Conditions and Courses of Genocide" Advisors, Joachim Savelsberg and Elizabeth Boyle.
Wen Fan, "Children of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: Disrupted Education, Send-Down Experience, and Midlife Health". Advisor, Phyllis Moen
Kyle Green, "The Allure of Mixed Martial Arts: Meaning Making, Masculinity, and Embodiment in Suburbia." Advisors, Doug Hartmann and Teresa Gowan
Wenjie Liao, "Remembering the Faces of Law: Engaging the Law through Constructing the Past in Transitional China". Advisors, Elizabeth Boyle and Joachim Savelsberg
Wahutu Siguru has been awarded the Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies for 2013-14. His proposal is titled "Western African Media Representations of Mass Violence: The Case of Darfur." Congratulations!
Jeanette Hussemann defended her dissertation, "Negotiating Justice: Defendant Perspectives of Plea Bargaining in American Criminal Courts," on April 2, 2013. Her advisors are Professors Candace Kruttschnitt (University of Toronto) and Josh Page. Dr. Hussemann is a Research Associate at the Justice Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
Rahsaan Mahadeo is the recipient of the 2013 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.
The National Science Foundation awarded Rob Stewart funding for his project on criminal records in the college admissions process. This NSF program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students with a three-year annual stipend, a cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, and a one-time international travel allowance. Congratulations, Rob!
Hollie Nyseth Brehm (Ph.D. candidate) has received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for travel to Bosnia and Chad.
Emily Springer (cohort 2010) has been awarded the Thomas F. Wallace Fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year. Having been selected is a tribute to her excellent academic record and professional promise.
Joachim Savelsberg and Timothy Johnson (Political Science) have accepted coeditorship of Law & Society Review (LS&R). This is the journal of the Law & Society Association and regarded by socio-legal scholars worldwide as a leading publication for work bearing on the relationship between society and the legal process.
John "Rob" Warren will be the editor of Sociology of Education (SOE), a journal of the American Sociological Association. This is the top ranked publication in education research. They publish research that examines how social institutions and individuals' experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development.
Alain Vandormael has received a one-year Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) to support research on Treatment-as-Prevention: Relationship Dynamics and HIV Transmission Among Serodiscordant Partners in a South African Community with the Center for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Translation Research, to begin fall 2013. Alain is advised by Ann Meier.