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Ling Han wins Award

Ling Han has won an award for the best performance at the EU-sponsored China in the World Postgraduate Conference she is attending at the University of Bristol, England this summer. Congratulations to Ling on this this cash prize. (July ’08)


ASA Outstanding Article Award for Caroline Lee

Caroline Lee’s July 2007 article in the American Journal of Sociology, “Is There a Place for Private Conversation in Public Dialogue?,” has been awarded the 2008 Outstanding Article Award by the Outstanding Article Award committee of the ASA Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements (CB/SM). The selection committee described the article as “theoretically rich, methodological sound, and substantively provocative. It pushes the boundaries of work in CB/SM in interesting directions.” (July ’08)

Prof. Steve Epstein’s book wins another award

Congratulations to Steve Epstein whose book Inclusion: The Politics of Difference in Medical Research has been awarded the Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award for 2008 by the ASA’s Medical Sociology Section. (July ’08)

Previously, this book won the Robert K. Merton Professional Award from the ASA’s Section on Science Knowledge and Technology. Professor Epstein’s first book, Impure Science: AIDS, Activism and the Politics of Knowledge had also been so honored. In fact, Professor Epstein is the only scholar ever to win this prestigious award TWICE.

Prof. Richard Madsen featured on Dan Rather Reports

Professor Richard Madsen was featured on the June 17th episode of Dan Rather Reports in a segment on the spread of Christianity in China. You can view the episode on HDNet.


Professors receive GSA Awards

Congratulations to Richard Madsen, who won the GSA award for graduate student mentoring this year!

Congratulations also to Isaac Martin, who won the GSA award for graduate student teaching this year! In the words of one grad student: “Isaac is an amazing teacher, and I am thrilled he won this award.”

UC MEXUS grant awarded to Tricia Wang

Tricia Wang and Professor Barry Brown (Communication) have received a $25,000 grant from UC MEXUS for  “Appropriate networks: Developing appropriate communication technologies for rural & international links.”  This funded project bridges social science and computer science to examines technology usage between migrant and rural-Mexican communities.  This project also builds off of the fieldwork that Leah Muse-Orlinoff and Tricia conducted in Mexico and will support these students’ fieldwork in Mexico Fall quarter.  Tricia particularly acknowledges that this successful grant was only possible because of Leah initiating their previous collaboration and sharing the resources she has access to at CCIS.  (June ’08)

Ling Han to attend Postgraduate Research Summer School

Ling Han has won a fully funded position at an EU-sponsored Postgraduate Research Summer School in the UK, which provides research training in Chinese studies, for PhD students from around the globe. The program will cover substantive issues in China as well as research design, methodological strategies, etc. For more information, check out the website. (June ’08)