Graduate Student Awards and Accomplishments
Our graduate students continue to accrue honors, grants, fellowships, and publications. Here are just some of their recent accomplishments:
Michael Genkin's paper (With Robert Braun) “Cultural Resonance and the Diffusion of Suicide Bombings: The Role of Collectivism” (forthcoming from the Journal of Conflict Resolution) won an honorable mention from the Elise Boulding Graduate Student Paper competition hosted by the ASA Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section. He also won the ASA's Mathematical Sociology Section 2008 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for his co-authored paper with Alexander Gutfraind “How Do Terrorist Cells Self-Assemble? Insights from an Agent-Based Model.”
Rachel Behler was awarded the 2013 Robin M. Williams, Jr. Award for her paper “You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Structural Determinants of Compromised Ideals In Intimate Behavior”.
Matthew Hoffberg was awarded the 2012-2013 Department Citation for Excellence in Teaching for his work in Sociology 1840 Six Pretty Good Books and Sociology 2160 Health and Society.
Hilary Holbrow received an honorable mention from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program and was awarded a Robert J. Smith Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Emily Taylor Poppe and Scott Golder were awarded the 2011-2012 Department Citation for Excellence in Teaching: Emily for her work in Sociology 6020 Linear Models, and Scott for his work in Sociology 2208 Social Inequality.
Daniel J. Della Posta was awarded the 2012 Robin M. Williams, Jr. Award for “Competitive Threat, Intergroup Contact, or Both? Immigration and the Dynamics of Front National Voting in France.”
Jessica Houston Su's paper, “Pregnancy Intentions and Parents' Psychological Welll-Being,” was awarded the 2012 Robert B. McGinnis Award and was published in the Journal of Marriage and the Family.
Kyle Albert was awarded a three-year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. His fellowship was awarded for a proposed program of research that considers the implications of the emergence of “green” occupations on socioeconomic inequality.
Matthew Hoffberg Matthew Hoffberg won the 2012 Best Graduate Student Paper award from the ASA Rationality and Society section and the 2011 Robin Williams Jr. Best Paper award from Cornell's Department of Sociology. In 2010, he was awarded an NSF dissertation improvement grant for his project, “Reciprocity and Perceived Sincerity in Organizational Workgroups,” which investigates how people's perceptions of others' motives impacts reciprocity. Matt also served as a Buttrick Crippen teaching fellow at Cornell's Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, where he designed and taught an undergraduate writing seminar on the topic of authenticity and modern capitalism.
Emily Hoagland won the 2008-2009 Department Citation for Excellence in Teaching for her exemplary work as a teaching assistant in Sociology 362, Inequality and the Workplace.
Michael “Trey” Spiller received the 2008-2009 Robert McGinnis Best Paper Award for his paper “Regression Modeling of Respondent Driven Sampling Data.” Trey's paper with Doug Heckathorn and Joan Jeffri, “Social Networks of Aging Visual Artists” was published in Jeffri's edited volume, Information on Artists III: Special Focus on New York City Aging Artists.
Laura Ford was a co-winner of the 2007-2008 Department Citation for Excellence in Teaching for her exemplary work as a teaching assistant to Professor Richard Swedberg in Sociology 395, Advanced Economic Sociology.
Jung Mee Park won a Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship from the East Asia Program at Cornell. The FLAS fellowship will cover Jung Mee's tuition and stipend for one year. Jung Mee's co-authored article with Danielle Kane, “The Puzzle of Korean Christianity: Geopolitical Networks and Religious Conversion in Early Twentieth-Century East Asia” was published in the American Journal of Sociology.
In Paik's paper with Shelley Correll and Stephen Bernard “Getting a Job: Is there a Motherhood Penalty?” appeared in the American Journal of Sociology paper and received the 2008 Best Article Award from the ASA's Sex and Gender Section. Another paper (with Correll and Bernard), “Cognitive Bias and the Motherhood Penality” appeared in the Hastings Law Journal. In Paik served as the 2007 Coordinator of Feedback Diversity Initiative for Cornell's Deputy Provost office.
Contratulations to all!
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