Abigail Andrews has won this year’s UCSD Distinguished Teaching Award! Abigail has been a consistently outstanding teacher since she arrived at UC San Diego in 2014, with a special focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her course topics concern themes of barriers and inequalities facing underrepresented minorities, particularly Latinx groups. She brings a community-engaged focus to her undergraduate courses and has mentored scores of undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of international migration, urban sociology, and field methods.
Honoring exceptional achievement in scholarship, UCSD’s Academic Senate awarded John Evans the Distinguished Research in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences in June 2021. For more information on Professor Evans’s work at the intersection of science and religion, see https://sociology.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/faculty%20members/john-evans.html
Professor April Sutton awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation postdoctoral fellowship
Professor Sutton researches education, stratification, gender, and geographic inequalities. For more on her work, see here.
Faculty Publish in Science Magazine; Write for Public Audiences in The Atlantic, Inside Higher Ed, and Washington Post
In January 2021, Professor John Skrentny’s research on immigration policies for STEM PhDs appeared in Science magazine, while Assistant Professor Neil Gong published an article in The Atlantic outlining a range of interventions for right-wing extremism. Early in February, Assistant Teaching Professor Michel Estefan contributed an article to Inside Higher Ed on how to build supportive classrooms that generate equity, particularly in our current remote environment. In May, Neil Gong wrote about homelessness in California for theWashington Post. For more on these and other faculty publications, please see faculty members’ CVs and personal websites.
Lauren Olsen received her PhD from the Department of Sociology in 2019 and is now a first-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor at Temple University. In her dissertation, “Curricular Opportunities and Constraints: The Incorporation of the Humanities and Social Sciences into Contemporary U.S. Medical Education,” Olsen draws upon in-depth interviews, non-participant observation, and curricular materials to show how medical educators integrate the humanities and social sciences into the medical curriculum. Her work contributes to debates about how medical professionals conceptualize what it means to be a good doctor, how scholars engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, and how educators’ approaches to curricular integration contribute to or challenge existing structures of inequality. Congratulations to Lauren on her many achievements!
Bennetta Jules-Rosette, Distinguished Professor and Director of the African and African-American Studies Research Center, has recently published her new book African Art Reframed: Reflections and Dialogues on Museum Culture. Along with J.R. Osborn, she explores the reframing of African art through case studies of museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Drawing on extensive conversations with curators, collectors, and artists, African Art Reframed is an essential guide to building new exchanges and connections in the dynamic worlds of African and global art.
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Honors program alumnus Garrett Martin receives the 2020 first place Undergraduate Library Research Prize for strategically leveraging UC San Diego Library resources and services to produce groundbreaking research.