Student Achievements in Sociology
Sociology is one of the most popular undergraduate degrees at UAlbany. The Department also boasts of a robust graduate program that has resulted in a strong tradition of student acheivements.
Other Student Acheivements
Congratulations to Dean Weld, J.D., a first year PhD student, who was sworn in on January 19th, 2012 with 760 other new attorneys as a member of the New York State Bar. The ceremony took place at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
Congratulations to Se Hwa Lee who was selected for "The Global Society of Korea and America Dissertation Scholarship" (2011) by the Research Center for
Korean Community at Queens College of CUNY.
Congratulations to Reese Kelly who was the recipent of the SAGE Pine Forge: 2010 Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award
Congratulations to Jannette Swanson who received a Residential Fellowship (2008-2009 academic year) from the Center for Citizenship, Race, and Ethnicity Studies at the College of Saint Rose!
Reese C. Kelly recently won the New York State Sociological Association Annual Conference Graduate Student Paper Award (2008) for a paper entitled, "Border-Crossing and Trans Identity Management."
Erica Hunter won the Mid-South Sociological Association’s Graduate Student Paper of Distinction Award for a co-authored paper: “The Dyadic Imaginary: Troubling the Perception of Love as Dyadic.” see: Hidalgo, Danielle, Kristen Barber, and Erica Hunter. 2007. Journal of Bisexuality 7(3/4): 34-51.
Kelly McGeever was accepted as one of 20 graduate students to participate this summer at the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science's Advanced Spatial Analysis Workshop in Spatial Pattern Analysis at the University of California, Santa Barbara. For details, see http://www.csiss.org/GISPopSci/workshops/2008/UCSB/.
David Chunyu received a one-year Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (USA).
The University at Albany's 2008 Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award went to Randy Hohle, Jr. "Symbolic Citizenship, Ethical Practice, and the Body: Competing Political Projects in the Black Civil Rights Movement 1954-1968" and Shannon M. Monnat - "The Color of Welfare Sanctioning: A Multilevel Analysis of Benefit Reductions and Case Closures Under Welfare Reform" This prize is awarded to the best dissertations in any field in the College.
Congratulations to Karen Tejada for receiving the Jackie McLean Fellowship, a competitive 1-year visiting faculty fellowship at the University at Hartford.
The Department's 38th Annual Theodore G. Standing Lecture presented by Dr. Gary LaFree was a success. Congratulations to the winners of the sociology departments 2008 Paul Meadows Excellence in Teaching Award (Carolyn Corrado), 2008 Paul Meadows Excellence in Research Award (Erica Hunter & Bryan Robinson), and the 2008 Allen E. Liska Dissertation Award (Karen Tejada).
Jeff Napierala was accepted as one of about 20 graduate students to participate in a Harvard Manchester Summer Workshop at the University of Manchster on Immigration and Social Change in Britain and the US.
Congratulations to Jannette Swanson for winning the University at Albany's 2006-2007 Award for Excellence in Teaching (TA).
Minjeong Kim has been selected as a 2007 Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellow in Women's Studies (click here for more details).
Minjeong Kim has been elected to be the Student Representative of the Sociologists for Women in Society (2007)
Carolyn Corrado and Tamara Smith were invited to present a workshop, “Prepping Your First Class” at the 2007 Eastern Sociological Society Meetings.
Tamara Smith was elected to be the Chair of Career Development Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society (2007-2009).
Susanne "Q" Diamond has been selected for a 2006 GSO Leadership Excellence Award.
Michael Ayers has been selected for the 2006 University Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award.
The winners of the 2006 Paul Meadows Excellence in Teaching Award were Jannette Swanson and Dan Farr. Other awards were the 2006 Paul Meadows Excellence in Research Award (Yue Zhuo), and the 2006 Allen E. Liska Dissertation Award (Astrid Eich-Krohm).
Tamara Smith was appointed to be the Co-Chair for the Committee on the Status of Women for the Eastern Sociological Society, 2005-2007.
David Redmon (graduate alumni) recently received a favorable review in The Nation of his film Mardi Gras: Made in China.
Pamela Bennett and Amy Lutz (graduate alumni) received $7,000 from ASA's Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline for a study of Parenting and Schooling in Diverse Families.
Congratulations to Jenny Keys and Heather Sullivan-Catlin (graduate alumni) and Tammy Smith (current doctoral student) whose ASA workshop on "Teaching about Controversial Subjects" was reported on by Inside Higher Ed. See the following link: http://insidehighered.com/news/2005/08/16/teaching
Deirdre Oakley has been selected for the 2005 University Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Congratulations to the winners of the sociology departments 2005 Paul Meadows Excellence in Teaching Award (Shannon Monnat), 2005 Paul Meadows Excellence in Research Award (Randy Hohle), and the 2005 Allen E. Liska Dissertation Award (Minjeong Kim).
The winner of the Best Undergraduate Sociology Research Paper Award for 2004 was Jermaine White for his paper "Race: An Overview of Blacks and Whites in the United States of America."