Graduate Student News and Awards

Anna Fox won the American Sociological Association Section on Community and Urban Sociology's Graduate Student Paper Award.

Ilana Ventura has been selected as a recipient of the Stone Center Best Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences.

Matt Borus has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Social Work at SUNY--Binghamton.

Yuchen Yang has accepted an offer to become Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Anna Fox's paper, "Anti-Black and Blue: Neighborhood Identity and Local Racial Ideologies in Chicago’s Police Neighborhoods," has won the Distinguished Student Paper Award from the Crime, Law and Deviance Section of the American Sociological Association.

The Lever covered Simon Y. Schachter and Associate Professor Robert Vargas's research on private donations to police. Read the article here.

Timothy B. Elder will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Dartmouth College.

Nicolás Torres-Echeverry is invited co-editor of Análisis Político's issue on "Cyberspace, Social Media, and Politics."

Nicolás Torres-Echeverry received the Pearson Institute Research and Innovation Fund Research Grant and a CLAS Mellon Research Travel Grant.

Ángela Zorro Medina received a Graduate Sabbatical Grant from the Institute of Humane Studies.

Ángela Zorro Medina accepted a position as Assistant Professor at University of Toronto-Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies with joint appointment at the Law School.

Cameron Day received a GGI Internship for 2023-2024. He will be working with the Civil Commitment Working Group.

Donghyun Kang received the Judge’s Choice award from UChicago MindByte 2023 for his poster presentation, “Limited Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge Forecasts Collapse.” 

Yuchen Yang received the 2023 Herbert Blumer Award for best graduate student paper from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

Congratulations to Lauren Beard on being named an ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (ASA DDRIG) Research Scholar. See the announcement here.

Lauren Beard and Ángela Zorro Medina received grants from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. Lauren won the Robert K. Merton Award for the project "The Transition Shock: Emancipating into State-Defined Adulthood" and Ángela won an award for the project "The Effects of Anti-Gang Laws on Crime and Inequality."

Congratulations to Pranathi Diwakar, who won the Division of the Social Sciences' 2023 Saller Prize for most outstanding dissertation of the year!

Congratulations to Theodora Hurley, who received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her project "Understanding Relationships between Sexuality and Health through Bisexual Health Disparities."