Congratulations to Sociology PhD Cristina Lacomba, who will begin a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Roberto Gonzales at the Harvard Graduate School of Education this Fall. Dr. Lacomba and Dr. Gonzales are seeking to understand how the American immigration policy known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) affects the everyday lives of eligible young people. Dr. Lacomba’s primary responsibility will be to manage and analyze the National UnDACAmented Research Project (NURP) interview-based qualitative data set. In her position, she will be expected to lead particular strands of inquiry and to publish this work with others on the research team.
Congratulations, Cristina, and good luck with this important endeavor!
Graduate student, Pablo Perez-Ahumada has received a “Friends of the International Center” Friends Fellowship.
This fellowship will help Pablo’s continued research on the politics of labor in Chile.
The Friends of the International Center is a volunteer organization on campus whose mission is “to support international education, to foster friendship, understanding, and cooperation within the international community, and to create a meeting place on the UC San Diego campus for people who share these aims.
Natalie Aviles has accepted a post doctoral fellowship at Colby College to begin this Fall. This is a new two-year program initiated by Neil Gross, former editor of Sociological Theory and sociologist of intellectuals, knowledge, culture, higher education, and politics. Congratulations Natalie!
Grad student Dan Davis was informed that he has received a highly competitive dissertation fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation in support of his research on student technology incubators on university campuses.
This follows the great news that Dan (and his co-author Professor Amy Binder) have had two papers accepted, one on “Career Funneling” at elite universities (to appear in Sociology of Education, Nick Bloom also a co-author) and one called “Selling Students” about corporate partnership programs on college campuses (to appear in a special issue about higher education in Research in the Sociology of Organizations). All of this work examines in various ways the increasing corporatization of higher education. Congrats Dan.
Grad student Natalie Aviles has been awarded a President’s Dissertation Fellowship for 2015-2016. The competition for these fellowships is very steep, and we are pleased that Natalie has been recognized by the university. This year there were 33 nominations at the university level.
Professor Vanesa Ribas has been awarded the 2015-16 Hellman Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to provide early-career funding to promising faculty as they progress toward tenure.
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.
Dilara Yarbrough has been awarded a human rights fellowship from the UCSD Center on Global Justice and the UC Human Rights Program for her research with the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness. This is a fellowship that recognizes academic/NGO collaboration to advance human rights. Kudos to Dilara!
Grad student Lila Sharif has been awarded the prestigious UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. Lila’s dissertation, “Savory Politics: The Impact of Fair Trade Olive Oil Industries on Palestinian Livelihoods,” uses the production and consumption of Palestinian olive oil trade as an optic to examine the broader issues of Palestinian identity and Palestinians’ relations with Israel. Lila will defend her thesis sometime this Summer.
Lila has also been selected to be a member of the UC San Diego Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society for 2014. Congratulations and well done Lila!