April 2012 Archives

Hollie Nyseth Brehm (Ph.D. candidate) has received a Dunn Peace Award to travel to Bosnia and Rwanda in the fall. She also received a Human Rights Program Travel Grant to attend "Discourses on Darfur" which was held in Bellagio, Italy in April 2012.

Warren Wins COGS Award

Rob Warren received the annual Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Outstanding Faculty Award. Nominated by Andy Halpern-Manners, Liying Luo and jim saliba who said that he "... offers a unique combination of intellectual stimulation, professional guidance, and moral support" and that he "serves as a template for what we hope to become as scholars and mentors."

Springer Wins Prestigious SSRC Fellowship

Emily Springer has received a Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship. Emily will be participating in a dissertation proposal writing workshop on "Gender Justice in the Era of Human Rights", working on her proposal about women and development in Tanzanian agriculture.

University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award

Emily Springer (Ph.D. student) has been awarded the Office of Public Engagement's Outstanding Community Service Award for her work as a tireless advocate promoting educational opportunities in Africa and for African refugees and immigrants in the United States. Great work Emily!

Wruck accepts position

Peter Wruck (PhD expected 2014) has accepted a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at South Central College in North Mankato. Congratulations Peter!

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Grant for Wenjie Liao

Wenjie Liao (Ph.D. candidate) received a Doctoral Dissertation grant from the National Science Foundation. Wenjie will use this funding to complete a survey on law and collective memory in Chengdu, China. Liz Boyle is the co-PI. Congratulations, Wenjie!

Suh receives Fulbright

Stephen Suh has been selected for a US Student Fulbright award for 2012-2013 to South Korea. Stephen's proposed dissertation research will examine the legacy of US military occupation of the Korean peninsula following World War II by focusing on the contemporary trend of Korean American ethnic return migration to South Korea.

Successful Defense - Eunhye Yoo

Eunhye Yoo successfully defended her dissertation, "Globalization, Power and Knowledge Production in South Korea: The University of Minnesota-Seoul National University Educational Cooperation Project from 1954 to 1962," on March 27, 2012. Her advisor's are Professors Jeffrey Broadbent and Michael Goldman. Congratulations, Dr. Yoo!

Shannon Golden (Ph.D, candidate) has been awarded the President's Student Leadership and Service Award for her work with community members in three Ugandan villages in 2011 (to determine specific village needs and then she conducted fundraising to support the projects that were developed). Shannon's engagement in the communities where she conducts her research is inspirational. Read more about her research projects.

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