Three UCSD-affiliated scholars win 2020 ASA International Migration Section Awards—Professor David FitzGerald for his book Refuge Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum, Angela Garcia for her book Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law (UCSD PhD, 2015, now Associate Professor at the University of Chicago), and graduate student Jiaqi (Mars) Liu for an article appearing in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Congratulations to all three on this trifecta!
Professor John Skrentny and graduate student Stacey Livingstone receive 2019-2020 Distinguished Teaching Awards—the highest honors for teaching at UC San Diego.
The full list of people who received the Distinguished Teaching Award can be found here. Congrats to all!
Congratulations to Stacy J. Williams, who has had yet another research piece accepted for publication. Her article, “Personal Prefigurative Politics: Cooking Up an Ideal Society in the Woman’s Temperance and Woman’s Suffrage Movements, 1870-1920” is forthcoming in The Sociological Quarterly.
Abstract: The literature on prefigurative politics currently suffers from an organizational bias. To reduce this bias, I demonstrate how the personal sphere can be prefigurative. An analysis of woman’s temperance and woman’s suffrage newspaper articles about cooking reveals that these activists advocated cooking in ways that would prefigure their visions of social change within individual families. Therefore, this article broadens the concept of prefigurative politics beyond organizations, expanding it to the home. I demonstrate that the home is a site of social movement action, where women in particular may campaign for social change.
In April grad student Kelly Nielsen had a chapter titled, “Beyond ‘Warming Up’ and ‘Cooling Out’: The Effects of Community College on a Diverse Group of Disadvantaged Young Women” published in a Routledge volume called Inequality, Power and School Success Case Studies on Racial Disparity and Opportunity in Education, edited by Gilberto Conchas and Michael Gottfried. Info on the book can be found athttp://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138837881/
Kelly has recently learned that a paper of his that was conditionally accepted in the first round of reviews has been accepted for publication in the journal Sociology of Education. The paper, titled, “’Fake It ‘Til You Make It’: Why Community College Students’ Aspirations ‘Hold Steady’” will be published in the October issue.
Both of these pieces are from his dissertation research. Congratulations Kelly!
Congratulations to Katie Kenny, who has just accepted a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the new Practical Justice Initiative in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney!
Congratulations to grad student Teresa Zimmerman-Liu for winning the Frieda Daum Urey Fellowship!
This endowed fellowship is a tribute to Frieda Daum Urey who, along with her husband, Nobel Laureate Harold Urey, played a prominent role in the development of the San Diego campus community.
In a competitive process, a research team led by Laura Pecenco (Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, UC San Diego and Founding Director of Project PAINT: The Prison Arts INiTiative), received an National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) research grant for a project entitled, “Rehabilitation Through the Arts: A Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of California Prison Fine Arts Programs.” The researchers will use survey data, in-depth interviews with incarcerated program participants, and inmate histories to better understand the impact of visual arts, theater, music, and creative writing programs in prisons across California.
See the NEA’s press release here: http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/spring-2015-grant-announcement-research.pdf
(Laura’s was one of only two grants funded at the higher amount.)
Pablo’s article, “The end of a traditional class distinction in neoliberal society: ‘White-collar’ and ‘blue-collar’ work and its impact on Chilean workers’ class consciousness” has been accepted by the journal Critical Sociology. Based on survey data and interviews with Chilean workers in different sectors, Pablo shows that white-collar employees are no less class conscious than the “traditional” proletariat.
Congratulations to Laura Rogers, whose NSF grant has now been officially awarded! This grant is entitled, “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Disruption to the Gendered Body: How Oncologists and Patients Understand the Cancer Experience.”
Kelly Nielsen has won the university’s highest award for teaching, the UCSD Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Students. We are very fortunate to have many exceptional graduate student teachers in our department, and Kelly’s award reflects well not only on him but on Sociology as a whole.