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Ling Han awarded UCSD Pacific Rim Research Grant

Grad student Ling Han has been awarded funding by the UCSD Pacific Rim Research Program for her proposal, “Practicing Women’s Human Rights: The Implementation of Women’s Rights Advocacy Programs in China.”

Great news Ling!


Erin Cech and Leah Muse-Orlinoff awarded NSF Grants

Graduate student Erin Cech has received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant by the National Science Foundation for her project entitled, “Individual Beliefs and Occupational Gender Segregation.”
Grad student Leah Muse-Orlinoff has also been awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for her project on “Immigrant Entrepreneurs’ Business Networks.” Congrats!!

2010 Timothy L. McDaniel Award Recipient

In honor of the late Professor Timothy McDaniel, an award for a graduating student who embodies undergraduate excellence with an international focus was established. The 2010 winner of the Tim L. McDaniel Award, selected by ERC’s honors committee, is Deanna Frank. Deanna is a Sociology major whose career at UCSD embodies the ideals Tim stood for. Congratulations Deanna and best of luck to you!

Among Professor McDaniel’s greatest passions was his commitment to educating undergraduates and to encouraging them to travel and study abroad. He played a central role in the establishment of Eleanor Roosevelt College and in defining as its primary goal, the education of students with a global vision. In cooperation with the college, the Department of Sociology, and Tim’s family, the Timothy L. McDaniel award for an outstanding Eleanor Roosevelt College graduating senior, is given annually.

Grad students awarded Fulbrights

Both Tricia Wang and Haiyi Liu have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships for their research. Haiyi Liu will be conducting research in China on cross-border marriage between women from China and men from Western countries.    Tricia’s research topic is entitled, Chinese Migrants Families in the Information Age: Intensive Technology and Digital Urbanism. Tricia will be looking at the socio-digital space for new ICT users in Wuhan, China. She’ll be asking how migrant families are appropriating new ICTs and how their ICT practices reflects the ways in which these families are settling in to the city. While most research on migrants have focused mostly on single or coupled migrants who intended to eventually return to their village, Tricia sees a new wave of human mobility within China that points to migrants who move to the city as a family and who intend to stay in the city as a family.

The Fulbright requires that researchers remain in the host country for at least 10 months so both Haiyi and Tricia will be moving to China to conduct their fieldwork. Congrats on the fellowships ladies!

Andrew Cheyne lead author of article on Hip Hop Music

“Cosmopolitan Preferences: The Constitutive Role of Place in American Elite Taste for Hip-Hop Music, 1991-2005,” whose lead author is grad student, Andrew Cheyne has been published in Poetics. Congrats to  Andrew Cheyne and Prof.  Amy Binder.

To read the article, click the link http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505592/description#description