Grad student, Kelly Nielsen just received the UC/ACCORD Dissertation Fellowship to support his dissertation project, entitled “Aspiring in Place: Low-Income Women and the Pursuit of Higher Education in the Outer City.” This highly competitive fellowship is for groundbreaking research that will also make a significant contribution to educational equity. Congrats Kelly!
Professor Amy Binder was recently elected chair of the Sociology of Education section of the American Sociological Association, with the term beginning in 2014. As chair of one of the largest sections of the ASA, Binder will develop special initiatives for the section, select award committees, contribute a column to the section’s quarterly newsletter, and oversee the organization of the section’s events at the ASA annual meetings in San Francisco. Binder has also recently been appointed deputy editor of the ASA’s widely read journal, Sociology of Education.
Professor Isaac Martin has been elected as chair of the ASA’s Political Sociology Section, with his term also beginning in 2o14 and with Professor Mary Blair-Loy about to assume her post of the Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work, UCSD is well represented in ASA.