Graduate Honors

2016-17

Karina Chavarria has been chosen as a 2016 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellow.

Peter Catron has the lead article in the current issue of AJS: Made in America? Immigrant Occupational Mobility in the First Half of the Twentieth Century.

Lina Stepick was one of a select few UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Fellows who presented her work to the LA Mayor’s Office of Sustainability at City Hall. Further information can be found here

Leydy Diossa-Jimenez and Jay Johnson have both received the 2016-17 Fulbright-Hays award. 

Michael Siciliano received the NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Award to conduct additional research on the experiences of digital media content producers in the Midwest and Northeast. 

Andrew Le was awarded the Taiwan Studies Lectureship Graduate Research Fellowship for his proposed project, “Taiwan’s Role in Global Migration and the Creation of an ‘Accidental’ Community” and the Professor Harry H. L. Kitano Graduate Prize from the Asian American Studies Center for his paper titled "An Accidental Community? The Vietnamese Immigrants in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Pat Reilly received an honorable mention for the ASA Organizations, Occupations, and Work section's James Thompson student paper prize for his paper “The Layers of a Clown: Career Development in Cultural Production Industries.” This paper was also a runner-up for the Academy of Management's Organization and Management Theory Divisions Louis Pondy Award for best dissertation-based paper, and it was included in the AOM's Best Paper Proceedings--which recognizes the top 10% of papers accepted for the AOM's annual conference. 

Tahseen Shams has received the IAC Graduate/Predoctoral Fellowship from the Asian American Studies Center for Summer 2017.

Rahim Kurwa is to receive the Bunche Center for African American Studies Graduate/Predoctoral Fellowship for 2016-2017.

Karina Chavarria was selected as a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellow.

Eleni Skaperdas has won a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her ethnographic project entitled "Reproductive Dystopia? Stratified Prenatal Choice in the Two Americas

Jose Chuchilla has been awarded the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship.

Susila Gurusami has received the CSW Paula Stone Legal Research Award.

Nada Ali Ramadan has recieved the Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) fellowship for 16-17

Leydy Diossa-Jimenez has received the Will Rogers Memorial privately endowed fellowship.

Eli Wilson has recieved the Werner R. Scott privately endowed fellowship.

Anne White has received the Dr. Ursula Mandel privately endowed fellowship.

Congratulations to Matt Fox on receiving the UCLA Asia Institute: Taiwan Studies Lectureship Graduate Research Fellowship for Summer 2016

Congratulations to Nicole Iturriaga on receiving The Russian & Eurasian Studies Endowed Award for Summer 2016.

Congratulations to Lina Stepick on receiving the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Fellowship for her project "Gentrification and Displacement around Transit-Oriented Development and Affordable Housing Land Use Policy".

Congratulations to Amy Zhou on receiving the Elizabeth Blackwell, MD award by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women for her paper “The uncertainty of treatment: Women’s use of HIV treatment as prevention in Malawi”.

Congratulations to Zach Griffen and Pei Palmgren on receiving the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF).

2015-2016

Joshua Bloom has been elected to two ASA positions: the council of the ASA section on Labor and Labor Movements and the publications committee of the ASA section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements.

Saskia Nauenberg was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide Travel Allowance and USAID Research and Innovation Fellowship to conduct fieldwork in Colombia from August 2015-August 2016.

Xi Song has recveived an honorable mention for this year's ASA Family Section Graduate Paper award for her paper "Heterogeneous Grandparent Effects: The Effect of Grandparents' Education on Grandchildren's Education in One-Parent and Two-Parent Families."

Sung Park has won an award for her PAA Poster "Home-leaving During the Transition to Adulthood: A Comparison of Two American Cohorts."

Congratulations to Danielle Callendar on receiving the Ford Fellowship!

Hasan Mahmud’s paper “Social Determinants of Remitting Practices among Bangladeshi Migrants in Japan” has been awarded the Distinguished Graduate Student Paper 2015 by the Pacific Sociological Association.

2014-2015

Joshua Bloom’s book Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (co-authored with Waldo Martin) is the winner of the American Book Award. Josh is in great company with Jamaica Kincaid, Audre Lorde, Henry Louis Gates, bell hooks, Art Spiegelman, Don DeLillo, Edward Said, Isabel Allende, Cornel West, and others as previous winners

Calvin Ho, Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Research Council of Norway, University of Oslo

Marie Berry, 2013-14 Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award

Richard HongCarla Salazar Gonzalez and Amber Villalobos, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Clara Bergen & Pei Palmgren, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

2013-2014

Jaeeun Kim (Alumna), Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section [ASA Conference 2013] 

Elena Shih, Graduate Student Paper Award, Asia and Asian America Section [ASA Conference 2013]

Kristen Schilt (Alumna), Distinguished Book Award Honorable Mention, Sex and Gender Section [ASA Conference 2013] 

Chase Wesley  Raymond & Anne Elizabeth White, Graduate Student Paper Award, Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis [ASA Conference 2013]

Anthony Campo (Alumnus), Distinguished Article Award, Sociology of Sexualities [ASA Conference 2013]

Kjerstin Gruys, Thomson Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, Honorable mention, Organizations, Occupation and Work Section [ASA Conference 2013]

Kjerstin Gruys, Best Graduate Student Paper, Honorable Mention, Labor and Labor Movements/Critical Sociology Sections [ASA Conference 2013]

Kjerstin Gruys, Best Student Paper Award, Consumers & Consumption Section [ASA Conference 2013] 

David Fitzgerald, The Award for Public Sociology in International Migration, International Migration Section [ASA Conference 2013] 

Rene Almeling (Alumna), Distinguished Book Award Honorable Mention, Sex and Gender Section [ASA Conference 2013]

Thomas Soehl's article, "Inheriting the Homeland? Intergenerational Transmission of Cross-Border Ties in Migrant Families," co-authored with UCLA Professor Roger Waldinger and originally published in the November issue of the American Journal of Sociology, has been honored with the 2013 Reuben HIll Award from the National Council on Family Relations. This highly prestigious award is presented to the authors of the best research article from the prior year which makes a substantial and significant contribution to the family research and theory. 

Gustav Brown's article, "Does Framing Matter? Institutional Constraints on Framing in Two Cases of Intrastate Violence," has been accepted for publication in the journal Mobilization. 

Peter Catron, comment on Immigrant Unionization through the Great Recession has just been published in the American Sociological Review April 2013

Stepanie D'Souza, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship honorable mention 2013

Philippe Duhart has been awarded a Council for European Studies (CES) Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Laura Enriquez, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship 

Megan Fornasar, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from UCLA's Center for European and Eurasian Studies Summer 2013

Rocio Garcia has received an honorable mention for her application to the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Susila Gurusami, CSW Constance Coiner Graduate Fellowship 2013

Calvin Ho, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship 2013

Jay Johnson, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from UCLA's Center for European and Eurasian Studies 2013-2014

Hasan Mahmud, Hosei International Scholars Fellowship 2013-2014

Tara McKay, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Scholar's in Health Policy Research Program UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2013-2015

Saskia Nauenberg, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship 2013

Zeynep Ozgen, Council for European Studies (CES) Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2013

Zeynep Ozgen, Council for European Studies (CES) Mellon-ACLS Dissertation 2013

Caitlin Patler, UC MEXUS Fellowship 2013-2014

Caitlin Patler, Community Action Research Award, American Sociological Association's Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research amd Sociol Policy 2013-2014

Caitlin Patler, Graduate Student Research Grant, UC Center for New Racial Studies 2013-2014

Tahseen Shams, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship 2013 

Oliver Schilke, National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (Sociology Program) 2013-2013

Oliver Schilke, UCLA Graduate Division Travel Grant 2013-2014

Elena Shih, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship 2013 

Elena Shih, ASA Minority Fellowship Program Fellowship 2013

Lina Stepick, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship 2013

Lina Stepick, honorable mention for her application to the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Alexandra Tate, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship honorable mention 2013

Julia Tomassetti, Law Research Fellowships at Georgetown Law 2013-2015

David Trouille, UC MEXUS Fellowship 2013-2014

Irene Vega, Predoctoral Fellowship from the Ford Foundation 

Irene Vega, Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship from the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations 

Danielle Wondra, Poster Award for "Understanding Men's Fertility Preferences and Intentions: The Effects of Race, Class and Sexuality" presentatin at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting 2013

 

2012-2013

Marie Berry, Dissertation Fieldwork Fellowship for International Studies, UCLA International Institute, 2012

Marie Berry, Jean Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, 2012

Deisy Del Real, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2012

Laura Enriquez, National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2012

Laura Enriquez, UC MEXUS, Dissertation Grant, 2012

Yuval Feinstein, Winner of the Elise Boulding Student Paper Award, 2012

Yuval Feinstein, Best Doctoral Student Paper Award from the Nationalism Section of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, 2012

Yuval Feinstein, ASA Sociology of Emotion's Section's Outstanding Graduate Student Paper award, 2012

Neil Gong, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2012

Neil Gong, Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship, 2012

Shanna Gong, Pacific Rim Research Program Graduate Fellowship, 2012

Jay Johnson, Boren Fellowship, 2012-13

Hasan Mahmud, Kawahara Fellowship, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies (UCLA), 2012

Tara McKay, Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2012

Tara McKay, National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2012

Mirian G. Meux, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2012

Sarah Morando, American Bar Foundation’s Law and Social Science Dissertation & Mentoring Fellowship, 2012.

Sarah Morando, American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women, 2012

Sarah Morando, Employment, Instability, Family Well-Being, and Social Policy Network at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration Grant, 2012

Sarah Morando, Graduate Student Paper Award from the journal Law & Social Inquiry, 2012

Sarah Morando, UC MEXUS, Dissertation Grant, 2012

Ana Muniz, Soros Justice Fellow, Open Society Foundations, 2012

John O’Brien, Best Student Paper Award from the Association for the Sociology of Religion, 2012

Caitlin Patler, University of California Humanities Research Institute/UC California Studies Consortium Graduate Student Research Travel Grant, 2012-13

Caitlin Patler, Law & Society Association Graduate Travel Grant Recipient, 2012

Caitlin Patler, UC California Studies Consortium Graduate Student Research Travel Grant, University of California Humanities Research Institute, 2012-13

Michael Stambolis, Chateaubriand Fellowship (Humanities and Social Sciences Division) from the French Embassy, 2012

Sylvia Zamora, Distinguished Student Scholar Award from the ASA International Migration Section, 2012

Sylvia Zamora, James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section, 2012

Sylvia Zamora, Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, 2012

 

2011-2012

Marie Berry, Charles and Louise Tilly Prize from the Social Science History Assocation for best unpublished paper, 2011

Josh Bloom, Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award, 2011

Josh Bloom, ASA Reinhard Bendix Prize, Best Graduate Student Paper (Comparative Historical Sociology), 2011

Josh Bloom, ASA Best Graduate Student Paper (Collective Behavior & Social Movements), 2011

Deisy Del Real, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans in, 2011

Phillipe Duhart, SSCR International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2011

Phillipe Duhart, UCLA International Institute, Long-Term Fieldwork Fellowship, 2011

Yuval Feinstein, National Science Foundation (Sociology Program), Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, 2011

Nazgol Ghandnoosh, Haynes Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2011

Neil Gong, Elena and Greg Davis Foundation Grant, 2011

Neil Gong, UCLA Department of Sociology Fellowship, 2011

Nahoko Kameo, NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Grant in Science of Science and Innovation Policy, 2011

Nahoko Kameo, Aratani Fellowship from the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, 2011

Nahoko Kameo, Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2011

Stela Krasteva, American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship, 2011

Yana Kucheva, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Research Grant, 2011

Yana Kucheva, Phi Beta Kappa Alumni in Southern California Scholarship, 2011

Tara McKay, Martin Levine Dissertation Award, ASA Sexualities Section, 2011

Anthony Ocampo, Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Fellowship, UCSD, 2011

Anthony Ocampo, Distinguished Scholar Award, ASA International Migration Section, 2011

Anthony Ocampo, Honorable Mention, ASA Racial & Ethnic Minorities Section, 2011

Anthony Ocampo, Distinguished Student Scholarship Award, ASA International Migration Section, 2011

Anthony Ocampo, Cristina Maria Riegos Student Paper Award, ASA Latino/a Sociology Section, 2011

Chinyere Osuji, James E Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Racial & Ethnic Minorities Section, 2011

Zeynep Ozgen, Fulbright IIE Graduate Fellowship for International Study, 2011

Zeynep Ozgen, Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2011

Caitlin Patler, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Paula Stone Legal Research Fellowship, 2011

Marisa Gerstein Pineau, Notre Dame, Science of Generosity project, Dissertation Fellowship, 2011

Forrest Stuart, Haynes Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2011

Gary Yeritsian, UCLA Institute for Research on Labour and Emploment (IRLE), Thought and Action Award, 2011

Anita Yuan, Veteran's Affairs HSR&D Center of Excellence, Associated Health Postdoctoral Fellowship 2011

 

2010-2011

Anthony Alvarez, Haynes Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2010

Amada Armenta, NSF Dissertation Research Award for Law and Social Science, 2010

Amada Armenta, UCSD Comparative Center for Immigration Studies Dissertation Fellowship, 2010

Marie Berry, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, SSRC, 2010

Gustav Brown, Lemelson Fellowship for Indonesian Studies, 2010

Gustav Brown, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2010

M. Antonio Guzman, Kawahara Fellowship from the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, 2010

Jaeeun Kim, Mellon/ACS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2010

Jaeeun Kim, Law and Social Inquiry Graduate Student Paper Prize, 2010

Jaeeun Kim, UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2010

Rahim Kurwa, UCLA Institute for Research on Labour and Emploment (IRLE) Thought and Action Award, 2010

Sarah Morando, CSW Paula Stone Research Fellowship focusing on women and the law, 2010

Anthony Ocampo, Haynes Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2010

Anthony Ocampo, UCLA Institute of American Cultures Predoctoral Fellowship, 2010

Chinyere Osuji, Poster Award Winner, Annual Population Association of America Conference, 2010

Chinyere Osuji, UCLA Institute of American Cultures Predoctoral Fellowship, 2010

Zeynep Ozgen, Council for European Studies, Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2010

Rocio Rosales, Haynes Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2010

Elena Shih, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, SSRC, 2010

Elena Shih, UC Pacific Rim Advanced Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010

Juli Simon Thomas, Advanced Quantitative Methods in Education Research Fellowship, 2010

Thomas Soehl, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, SSRC, 2010

Thomas Soehl, Advanced Quantitative Methods in Education Research Fellowship, 2010

Forrest Stuart, Charles E. and Susan K. Young Award, UCLA College of Letters and Science, 2010

Forrest Stuart, ASA Minority Fellowship, 2010

Forrest Stuart, UCLA Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, 2010

Anita Yuan, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Graduate Student Mini-Grant, 2010

 

2009-2010

Amada Armenta, NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for Law and Social Science, 2009

Sarah Morando, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) Graduate Student Mini-Grant (2009 – 2010)

Caitlin Patler, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2009-2014

Caitlin Patler, Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship, 2009-2014

Forrest Stuart, Peter Kollock Memorial Teaching Award, UCLA Department of Sociology, 2009