June 08, 2006

Katja Guenther Wins Best Dissertation Award

Katja Guenther has received the Graduate School Best Dissertation Award for the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education. Her dissertation title is "The New Truemmerfrauen: Rebuilding Women's Welfare in Eastern Germany since German Unification." Selection is based on the originality and importance of the research, and the potential for the student to make an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Katja will begin her tenure-track appointment at California State University, Fullerton in Fall 2006.

Joachim Savelsberg and Ryan King Receive Article Award

Prof. Joachim Savelsberg and alumni Ryan D. King are the recipients of the Law and Society Association's 2006 Article Award for "Institutionalizing Collective Memories of Hate: Law and Law Enforcement in Germany and the United States." The article was published in 2005 in the American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 111, No. 2, pp. 579-616.

Kathy Hull Receieves Research Funding Award

Professor Kathy Hull as received funding from the Schochet GLBT Research Award program. This award, made possible by an endowment provided by Stephen J. Schochet with additional funding provided by the College of Liberal Arts and the Office for Multicultural and Academic Affairs, encourages and supports research related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues, particularly in a North American context.

Phyllis Moen Wins Book Award

The Career Mystique: Cracks in the American Dream, by Phyllis Moen and Patricia Roehling, has won an award from the Professional and Scholarly Publication (PSP) section of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Their book was selected by the PSP as the best publication in sociology in 2005!

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