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Katie Kenny’s article published in Science, Technology & Human Values

Katie Kenny’s article entitled, “Blaming Deadmen: Causes, Culprits, and Chaos in Accounting for Technological Accidents,” was just published in the journal Science, Technology & Human Values.
Congratulations, Katie!

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Angela Garcia accepts position at U. of Chicago

Angela Garcia has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Chicago School of Service Administration to begin in Fall 2015.   Congratulations Angela!

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Stephen Meyers accepts position at U. of Washington

Stephen Meyers has accepted a position of Assistant Professor in the Law, Societies, and Justice Program at the University of Washington. He also will have an affiliation with the Jackson School of International Studies. Stephen will continue his work in the areas of disabilities, citizenship rights, social movements, legal consciousness, and global sociology.

Congratulations Professor Stephen Meyers!

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Marie Murphy’s article published

Recent PhD Marie Murphy just published an article, Hiding in Plain Sight  in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.
Congratulations Marie!

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Angela Garcia’s article accepted by International Migration Review

Congratulations to Angela Garcia, whose article co-authored with Assistant Prof. of Political Science Tom Wong has been accepted by International Migration Review.

“Does Where I Live Affect Whether I Apply? The Contextual Determinants of Applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)” is the first published study of what determines who applies for the DACA program, which provides temporary visas for certain classes of unauthorized immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.

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Yusuke Mazumi accepts postdoc position at Osaka University

Former grad student Yusuke Mazumi, P.h.D  has accepted an offer for a postdoctral position at the JGSS Research Center at the Osaka University of Commerce.  The center is a headquarter of the Japanese GSS, and he will work with researchers there for conducting and managing the 2015 JGSS.  Congrats Yusuke!

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Professor Binder Explains Why Going to Harvard Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

While many believe that attending an Ivy League university opens up endless possibilities, Professor Amy Binder and UCSD graduate student Dan Davis discover there is a dark side to enrolling at Harvard and Stanford. In their current research project, they find that nearly 1/3 of all undergraduates at these universities go into just two professional fields directly upon graduation: financial services (especially investment banking) and consulting. To many this may not seem like a bad thing—these jobs offer high wages, great name recognition, and bragging rights. But students also find these jobs soul killing and meaningless and can’t wait to exit these fields. As Amy Binder writes in a recent issue of The Washington Monthly, our universities should do a better job of getting students into jobs that are meaningful to students and good for the country.

Read Professor Binder’s article:

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/septemberoctober_2014/features/why_are_harvard_grads_still_fl051758.php?page=2

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Cindy Schairer accepts postdoc at UCSD Medical School

Cindy Schairer, who recently defended her dissertation in the department, has accepted a position as a postdoctoral scholar in the UCSD Medical School. She will be part of a project examining public discourse about privacy risks and public health benefits of HIV transmission network analyses. Congratulations to Cindy.

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Articles by Stephen Meyers Published

Grad student Stephen Meyers has been putting the printing presses to work with articles stemming from his dissertation project on disability rights organizations in Nicaragua. He recently heard from Qualitative Sociology that his paper tentatively titled, “The Social Model of Disability under the Shadow of the Revolution: Ex-combatants negotiating identity in Nicaragua” has been accepted for publication. He has also received news that his paper, “Civil Society as Megaphone or Echo Chamber?” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society. Congratulations Stephen!

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Laura Pecenco launches Project PAINT

Laura Pecenco’s dissertation, “Paint in the Can: Creating Art and Gender in Prison,” is a multi-method analysis of the diverse ways in which gender is performed by men in prison art programs.  As part of her dissertation research, Laura has launched a prison art program called Project PAINT: The Prison Arts INiTiative. This program began in March 2014 and was recently featured in CityBeat’s cover story http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-12952-the-push-to-get-arts-in-corrections-back-behind-bars.html (and here is how it looks in the actual magazine: http://npaper-wehaa.com/sdcitybeat/#2014/04/30/?article=2215535). The program is operating at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility every Monday and Wednesday night, and the prisoners are working on five large paintings on wood panels (8×7′), which will go into the five visiting rooms that the institution has. They will be rotated, so that there will be beautiful new art on a regular basis. These paintings will provide great backdrops for photos and will liven up the spaces in which loved ones are able to visit.

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