Graduate Student Awards & Accomplishments

2015

Tania Jenkins was awarded the 2015 Louise Johnson Scholar Grant for her paper, entitled "‘It’s Time She Stopped Torturing Herself’ Structural Constraints to Decision-Making about Life-Sustaining Treatment by Medical Trainees."

David Ciplet has been awarded the Graduate Student in Teaching Award! The Graduate Student in Teaching Award first started this year that recognizes sustained and exceptional contribution to teaching and learning in the Department of Sociology.

Meghan Caven has been awarded the departmental Alden Speare, Jr. Award which recognizes superior achievement in the Master of Arts thesis within the Department of Sociology.

Five Brown Sociology graduate students, Karida Brown, Ricarda Hammer, Tania Jenkins, Juho Korhonen, and Jamie McPike, were chosen to receive a 2015 Joukowsky Summer Research Award to fund their summer research.

2014

Juyoung Lee has been awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for her dissertation research on "Environmental Outcomes in Multiple Spatial Scales". In her dissertation research, Juyoung investigates how a spatialized political economy shapes the distribution of environmental hazards from industrial facilities across U.S. neighborhoods.

Congratulations to Jamie McPike who has been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to support her dissertation fieldwork in India for the 2014-2015 academic year. In her dissertation research, Jamie examines the transformation of urban governance and urban policy in India under contemporary globalization.

Heather Randell's dissertation, entitled "Hydropower and the Dynamics of Displacement: Forced Migration and Agricultural Livelihoods in the Brazilian Amazon," has been awarded the National Science Foundation's Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant!

Tania Jenkins' paper "'It's Time She Stopped Torturing Herself' Medical Paternalism in End-Of-Life Care Among Internal Medicine Residents." has won the Badgley Memorial Student Award!

Doctoral candidate Mujun Zhou has been awarded the Chiang Ching-kuo Dissertation Fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange! According to the committe, her "selection from a large number of highly qualified students reflects the Committee's recognition of [her] accomplishments."

Weeam Hammoudeh has recently been awarded a Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation for her dissertation research on "(Re)Producing the Citizenry: Reproduction, Social Fragmentation, and State-Building."

Tania Jenkins has been elected new Student Representative on the ASA Medical Sociology Section Council.

Meredith Pustell has been awarded the Graduate Student in Teaching Award! The Graduate Student in Teaching Award first started this year that recognizes sustained and exceptional contribution to teaching and learning in the Department of Sociology.

Patrick Mayne has been awarded the departmental Alden Speare, Jr. Award which recognizes superior achievement in the Master of Arts thesis within the Department of Sociology.

Michael Rodriguez was awarded the 2014 Cristina Maria Riegos Graduate Student Paper Award for his paper "Cultivating Consent: State Legibility, Latino Spokespersons, and the 2010 U.S. Census."

Tania Jenkins has been awarded the Canadian Society for Sociology of Health Robin Badgley Memorial Student Award, granted in recognition of valuable contributions to the field of sociology of health research.

Congratulations to Weeam Hammoudeh who is a US/Canada Program Recipient of the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund grant for academic year 2014-2015!

Peter Klein, Alissa Cordner and former faculty member Gianpaolo Baiocchi, along with two other Brown graduate students (Stephanie Savell and Elizabeth Bennett) recently published a book based on research conducted in Providence entitled The Civic Imagination: Making a Difference in American Political Life.

Congratulations to Michael Rodriguez who has been awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant to support his research on intersection of demographic futures, political imaginaries, and ethnoracial identities among U.S. national Latino civil rights organizations and spokespersons!

2013

Brown Sociology Doctoral student David Ciplet won the "Best Student Paper Award" at the Sociology of Development Conference held at the University of Utah, October 24-25. The paper is titled "Countering climate injustice? Transnational advocacy network struggles for regime rights in UN climate politics."

Congratulations to Diana Graizbord who was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to support her ethnographic research onsocial policy making in Mexico.

Tatiana Andia Rey who will receive an NSF Law and Society award for her doctoral dissertation research project Generic Drugs, Unique Policies: The Implementation of Global Pharmaceutical Regulatory Standards in Latin America. Her project examines the implementation of two international rules that regulate when and how generic pharmaceuticals may enter domestic markets in Latin America.