Recently in Graduate Student Achievements Category

Alaniz Awarded Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship

Ryan Alaniz, a fourth-year UMN doctoral student in sociology, has received a 2009 Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation scholarship in recognition of his efforts to promote a more peaceful and just world. Hawkinson Foundation scholarships encourage students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to continue striving for those values in their educational pursuits and in their personal and professional lives. Currently, Alaniz is living in Honduras where he is conducting his dissertation field work. Congratulations, Ryan!

Sara Wakefield in NY Times

Minnesota Ph.D. graduate Sara Wakefield (2007), now an Asst. Professor at UC-Irvine, is quoted in a July 4, 2009 article published by The New York Times. The article cites Wakefield's dissertation research on the mental health outcomes of Chicago children with imprisoned parents.

Elaine Hernandez - new CYFC Fellow

Graduate student Elaine Hernandez was selected as one of three fellows by the University of Minnesota's Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC). Elaine's project is a study of health information and its relationship to social class among newly pregnant women.

Faculty, Grad Students & Alumni Collaborate for Special Issue!

The Special Issue of New Directions for Child & Adolescent Development: Social Class and the Transitions to Adulthood (No. 119; Spring 2008) edited by Profs. Jeylan Mortimer and Frank Furstenberg includes work by Profs. Teresa Swartz, Ann Meier, Christopher Uggen, Erin Kelly, and Jeylan Mortimer; graduate students Gina Allen, Samantha Ammons, and Heather McLaughlin; and alumni Profs. Pamela Aronson (U MI-Dearborn), Jeremy Staff (Penn State), and Amy Blackstone (U Maine).

National and International Awards


Ryan Alaniz: 2009 Fulbright Fellowship; 2009 Grassroots Development Fellowship (Inter-American Foundation); 2009 International Dissertation Research Fellowship (Social Science Research Council)

Arturo Baiocchi: 2009 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Minority Fellowship Program, American Sociological Association

Erika Busse: 2009 Martindale Award; 2008 National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Improvement Grant

Kristin Carbone Lopez: 2005 National Institute of Justice Graduate Dissertation Fellowship; 2002 American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime Student Paper Award

Yu-Ju Chien: 2008 Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF); 2007-08 Study Abroad Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Taiwanese Government, R.O.C.

Brian Dill: 2004 NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (with Ronald Aminzade); 2002 Fulbright-Hays Kiswahili Group Project Abroad, Tanzania; 2002 Vincent L. Hawkinson Peace and Justice Scholarship

Sarah Flood: 2004 NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (with Joachim Savelsberg)

Francisco J. Granados: 2004 NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (with David Knoke); 2003 American Sociological Association Economic Sociology Section Graduate Student Paper Award

Katja Guenther: 2004 NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (with Robin Stryker); Graduate Research Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Jin Woong Kang: 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

Rachael Kulick: 2008 Fulbright Fellowship; 2008 National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Improvement Grant

Dalhia Mani: 2008 National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship


Ryan Alaniz: 2008 Graduate School Thesis Research Grant.

Gina Allen: 2007 Sociology Department Life Course Center Fellowship

Caren Arbeit: 2009 Minnesota Interdisciplinary Training in Educational Research (MITER) Fellowship (US Department of Education)

Arturo Baiocchi: 2008 Student Technology Fee Small Grant, Office of Information Technology, College of Liberal Arts

Erika Busse: 2007 Office of International Programs Research and Writing Dissertation Fellowship; 2007 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Amelia Corl: 2008 Student Technology Fee Small Grant, Office of Information Technology, College of Liberal Arts; 2008 Human Rights Program Internship Stipend

Xingxiang Chen: 2009 University of Minnesota Graduate School Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship; 2008 Department of Sociology Martindale Award; 2004 MacArthur Predissertation Fieldwork Research Grant

Yu-Ju Chien: 2008 Graduate School Thesis Research Grant

Paul Croll: 2008 Department of Sociology American Mosaic Project Dissertation Fellowship

Eric Dahlin: 2008 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Shannon Golden: 2009 Institute for Global Studies Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Katja Guenther: 2005 U. of MN Graduate School 'Best Dissertation' Award; 2004-05 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; 2002 University of Minnesota Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation International Research Grant

Elaine Hernandez: 2009 University of Minnesota Children, Youth and Family Consortium Fellowship.

Heather Hlavka: 2007 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Jin Woong Kang: 2009 University of Minnesota Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; 2009 Department of Sociology Martindale Award; 2008 Department of Sociology Anna Welsch Bright Memorial Award; 2008 University of Minnesota Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Travel Grant

Rehema Kilonzo: 2004 MacArthur Predissertation Fieldwork Research Grant; 2002-03 Compton Peace Fellowship; 2002-03 MacArthur Scholar

Rachael Kulick: 2009 University of Minnesota Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; 2007 Institute for Global Studies Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Jennifer Lee: 2005 University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Wesley Longhofer: 2008 Office of International Programs International Pre-Dissertation Small Grant

Dalhia Mani: 2008 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; 2008 Department of Sociology Anna Welsch Bright Memorial Award

Hollie Nyseth: 2009 Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship

Tim Ortyl: GLBT Studies Award for Excellence in Creativity and Scholarship (Steven J. Schochet Endowment), Best Public Policy Paper

Ana Prata Pereira: 2005 University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; 2002 University of Minnesota Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation International Research Grant

James Saliba: 2008, 2009 Minnesota Interdisciplinary Training in Educational Research (MITER) Fellowship (US Department of Education)

Shelly Schaefer: 2008 Department of Sociology Life Course Center Fellowship

Fortunata Songora: 2005 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; 2003 Compton Peace Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; 2003 Office of International Programs Dunn Peace Research Scholarship

Alexandra Stein: 2005 University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Michael Vuolo: 2008 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Peter Wruck: 2007, 2008, 2009 Minnesota Interdisciplinary Training in Educational Research (MITER) Fellowship (US Department of Education)


Xinxiang Chen (with David Knoke): "Sectoral Differences in Health
Benefits and Performance-Based Incentives: A Comparative Empirical Study."

J. Taylor Danielson (with Joseph Gerteis): "One Nation, Under God?
Understanding the Intersection of Race and Religion in Defining American
National Identity."

Shannon Golden (with Elizabeth Boyle): "Organizational Support Networks and African Immigrant Acculturation."

Kristin Haltinner (with Ronald Aminzade): "Membership in High-Risk
Social Movements: an Examination of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps."

Andrew Johnson (with Teresa Gowan ): "The Street Children of Sao Paulo: Who They Are and Why They Are on the Streets."

Liying Luo (with Joachim Savelsberg): "The Name Game: Collective Memory and Street Names."

Dalhia Mani (with David Knoke): "Global Network Structure and
Positionality: A Study of the U.S. Shareholding Network."

Darin Mather (with Penny Edgell): "Educating Girls in Guatemala: A
Comparison of Evangelical and Secular Approaches."

Heather McLaughlin (with Douglas Hartmann): "A Title IX Success Story? The Growth of Girls ' and Women's Ice Hockey in Minnesota."

Andria Strano (with Kathleen Hull): "The Construction and Contestation
of "Family" in LGBT Communities."


Caren Arbeit (with Eric Grodsky): "Should Everyone Go to College?
Examining the Consequences of the College-for-All Ethos."

Kyungmin Baek (with Erin Kelly): "Non-Compliance with Work Family
Policies in Korean Organizations: Extending Institutional Research to a
New Legal Context."

Amelia Corl (with Rachel Schurman): "Understanding the Problem of Child Soldiers: Organizational Responses and the Evolution of a Movement."

Sinan Erensu (with Michael Goldman): "Redistribution in the Age of
Neoliberalism: Conservative Charities in Turkey."

Kia Heise (with Joshua Page): "Content Analysis of News Media Portrayal
of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association 1988-2007."

Elaine Hernandez (with John Robert Warren): "The Effects of Macro- and
Individual-Level Socioeconomic Status on Child Mortality in Brazil,
1970-2000."

Wenjie Liao (with Joachim Savelsberg): "Legal Consciousness and
Administrative Litigation in Contemporary China."

Jessica Molina (with Christopher Uggen): "Discrimination Experiences and Responses in Adolescence and Adulthood."

June Msechu (with Cawo Abdi): "Renegotiating Filial Obligation and
Marital Arrangements in the Era of HIV/AIDS. A Case Study of Selected
Chage Communities of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania."

Daniel Winchester (with Penny Edgell): "A Feel For the Faith:
Cultivating Sacred Know-How in a Not-so-Secular World."

Pages

Powered by Movable Type 4.31-en

About this Archive

This page is an archive of recent entries in the Graduate Student Achievements category.

Current Major Research Grants is the previous category.

Graduate Student Placements is the next category.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.