Dr. Karida Brown, who received her PhD in Sociology from Brown in 2016, has been awarded the 2017 American Sociological Association Best Dissertation Award. Her dissertation, Before They Were Diamonds, traces the formation of an African American mining community in Eastern Kentucky, and its transformation into a diasporic community when the mines closed and the Civil Rights Movement created mobility opportunities.
Karida will be receiving her award at the ASA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address on Sunday, August 13th. Session 306 on Sundayat 4:30, Palais des congres de Montreal, 517D, 4:30-6:10 (dates and times are subject to change. Consult your program).
This is the second year in a row the ASA Disseration Award was been awarded to a graduate student of Brown, previously by Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz.