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Sociology: 2011 Student Honors, Awards, Publications and Other Activities

Bernadette Ludwig, a third year student, won an AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) Summer Research Award for $5,000 at International Summer School in Forced Migration at the University of Oxford (UK), July 10-29, 2011. (posted 5/17/11)

David Monaghan, a second year student, won the Clifford Clogg Scholarship to attend the ICPSR in Univ. of Michigan this summer. This scholarship covers the fee to enroll as a Program Scholar, which enables him to attend either one or both of the Summer Program's four-week sessions in Ann Arbor. (posted 5/17/11)

Dominique Nisperos won the Ford Foundation Fellowship 2011 predoctoral competition. This fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies. This prestigious award reflects the review panelists' judgment of her scholarly competence as well as the promise that she shows for future achievement as a scholar, researcher, and teacher in an institution of higher education. Dominique is a first year student working with Prof. Cynthia Epstein as research assistant. (posted 4/11/11)


David Jancsics won the competitive Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship for 2011-12, which provides a stipend of $18,000 and level III in-state tuition. David is working on his dissertation, " The Sociology of Corruption: An Eastern-European Case" with Paul Attewell (chair), John Torpey, and Phil Kasinitz on his committee. (posted 4/8/11)

Peter Frase, a student working with Professor Janet Gornick, has been awarded a Ph.D. grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), Luxembourg's national science foundation, to support his dissertation work. The grant provides Peter with a full-time salary for thirty months, plus a travel stipend. During the grant period, Peter will spend 70 percent of his time at CUNY and 30 percent at the Luxembourg office of the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), a cross-national data archive and research institute directed by Professor Gornick. The award will commence this spring. Peter's dissertation project is titled "The Political Economy of Working Time: A Cross-National Comparison." Doctoral candidates whose dissertation will use the Luxembourg Income Study data are eligible to apply for this grant. If you are interested in learning more about this, talk to Peter and/or Janet.

Laura Mauldin, a level 3 student, working with Barbara (chair), Victoria, and Bill on her dissertation, "The Bionic Ear: Disability, the Body, and Cochlear Implants" will be a Visiting Scholar this fall in a joint program for bioethics where she will be splitting her time between The Hastings Center and Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.

Peter Ikeler, 3rd year student, published "Organizing Retail: Ideas for Labor's Ongoing Challenge," Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society (September 2011); and "Workers' Power in the Global City? Lessons from Three New York Transit Strikes," Labor Studies Journal.

David Frank, an incoming student, published "The Trouble with Morality: The Effects of Twelve-Step Discourse on Addicts' Decision Making," The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 43:3.

Submitted on: MAY 17, 2011

Category: Sociology, Student Honors, Awards, and Publications, Student News