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!
Tricia Wang is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
During her time there, she will be turning her dissertation into a book that is tentatively titled, “Tales from the Chinese Internet.” She will be giving a live streamed talk on Feb 18th for anyone who wants to see it.https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2014/02/wang
For anyone who wants to read the dissertation, it can be downloaded here. http://bit.ly/TALKINGTOSTRANGERS
Tricia also has a fellowship at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. Next year she will be teaching a course on ethnography for designers and engineers.
In addition to Tricia’s academic appointments, she has started a consulting firm where she brings in ethnographers and quantitative data scientists to transform how organizations conduct research. In this upcoming O’reilly talk, Tricia will be talking a bit about what she does with companies:http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/3020
Tricia recently gave the opening keynote talk at EPIC at the Royal Institution in London. It’s about the cultural construction of prediction and measurement. The talk transcript can be downloaded here: http:/bit.ly/ORALCES
Congratulations to Tricia on all her recent successes and accomplishments!
Ellis Dillon, who defended her dissertation in late May has been offered a two year post-doc at a joint program of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute and the Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center. She will be one of three Levy Fellows who will be using medical sociology to evaluate innovations in real world medical practices.
In their words, the three fellows “will collectively bring skills in a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and expertise in assessing not just whether an innovation “worked,” but also the organizational and economic factors contributing to its success (or failure), how the innovation was adopted and adapted by each setting, how patients and providers were engaged in the new care process, and how to draw lessons from the experience for scaling up.”
Congratulations to Ellis!
Grad student, Kelly Nielsen just received the UC/ACCORD Dissertation Fellowship to support his dissertation project, entitled “Aspiring in Place: Low-Income Women and the Pursuit of Higher Education in the Outer City.” This highly competitive fellowship is for groundbreaking research that will also make a significant contribution to educational equity. Congrats Kelly!
Sabrina Strings has been awarded the extremely prestigious and generous UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, renewable for two years and with a joint appointment in the School of Public Health and Sociology.
Congratulations to Jeff Tirshfield on winning an IGERT Fellowship, based in the SIO!
Jeff is the second Sociology grad student to win this competitive fellowship, after Justin Feng won it last year.
Graduate student Kevin Moseby has just been awarded a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow and will be working with Shari Dworkin at UC San Francisco. The UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship gives $4,000 for research and professional development in addition to a full salary including benefits. A renewal of the fellowship for an additional term may be granted upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events, such as the annual Academic Retreat.
Well done, Kevin!