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

Marcos Burgos (Sociology) won a $25,000 Boren Fellowship, funded by the Institute of International Education in Washington, D.C. Burgos has been working with Mundo Real, a nonprofit organization, which works to provide public health services and educational opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean. (posted 9-2010)

Patrick Inglis (Sociology) won a Cousins Fund Dissertation Fellowship of $2,500, courtesy of Cousins Charitable Foundation, a small family foundation dedicated to the support of education. (posted 9-2010)

Bernadette Ludwig (Sociology) won a 2010 Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute fellowship in European Studies. Run by Donna Gabaccia and Mirjana Morokvasic, the program focused on gender and immigration life in North America and Europe and brought together twelve European and twelve American advanced graduate students at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. (posted 9-2010)

Laura Mauldin (Sociology), who is researching her dissertation topic “The Bionic Ear: Disability, the Body, and Cochlear Implants,” was a Fall 2010 visiting scholar in a joint program for bioethics; she split her time between the Hastings Center and Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. (posted 3-2011) Mauldin won the Samuel Bloom Award for $400 for her work in medical sociology. Professor Bloom, a medical sociologist affiliated with the GC and Mount Sinai, passed away a few years ago. The award is courtesy of Barbara Svitlik, a student of Bloom’s, who made the small onetime gift to honor him. (posted 9-2010)

Jessica Sperling (Sociology), after a stiff competition, won a Bucerius dissertation fellowship in migration studies from the Zeit-Foundation of Hamburg, Germany—Die Zeit being a major political weekly in Germany. The fellowship runs for twenty-eight months and pays 1,200 euros per month. (posted 9-2010)

Latoya Tavernier (Sociology) won the University of California–Santa Barbara Black Studies Dissertation Fellowship, which includes a stipend of $22,000 with health benefits and student housing. (posted 9-2010)

Kristen Vanhooreweghe (Sociology) won a Cousins Fund Dissertation Fellowship of $2,500, courtesy of Cousins Charitable Foundation, a small family foundation dedicated to the support of education. (posted 9-2010)


Submitted on: DEC 31, 2010

Category: Sociology, Student News