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Professor Martin winner of Sociology Dept. Mentor of the Year award

The UCSD Sociology Graduate Community Committee (GCC) is proud to announce the winner of the first inaugural UCSD Sociology Mentor of the Year Award.

The 2014-15 winner is Dr. Isaac W. Martin!

Please join us in congratulating Isaac on receiving this award and thanking him for his tireless efforts in support of our graduate students. His commitment to his students and the larger graduate community was clear in the glowing nominations he received for this award.


Prof. FitzGerald’s book wins best book award

The book award committee of the Migration and Citizenship Section of the American Political Science Association unanimously awarded the best book prize for books on migration and citizenship (published in 2014) to Professor FitzGerald’s book, Culling the Masses:The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas. Congratulations David!

Professor Bud Mehan awarded Chancellor’s Revelle Medal

It is my great pleasure to announce that Bud Mehan, our eminent emeritus colleague, is this year’s recipient of the Revelle Medal. The Revelle Medal is the highest honor given by the Chancellor to present or past faculty and recognizes sustained, distinguished and extraordinary service to the campus.

Congratulations, Bud!

Akos Rona-Tas
Professor and Chair of Sociology

Natalie Aviles awarded President’s Dissertation Fellowship

Grad student Natalie Aviles  has been awarded a President’s Dissertation Fellowship for 2015-2016. The competition for these fellowships is very steep, and we are pleased that Natalie has been recognized by the university. This year there were 33 nominations at the university level.

Career coaching for undergraduates

As a certified career coach and faculty member of the department of sociology, Dr. Andrea S. Dauber-Griffin works with students to develop career plans and visions for their future. She specializes in generating individual action plans that fit students’ needs and interests and provides general information and resources. All students of the social sciences, especially sociology, are welcome and the coaching is free of cost. Sessions generally last about one hour. Depending on each individual case, multiple sessions may be needed.If you wish to make an appointment, please contact her at: adaubergriffin@ucsd.edu or go to http://www.andreadauber.de.

Prof. Ribas awarded Hellman Fellowship

Professor Vanesa Ribas has been awarded the 2015-16 Hellman Fellowship.  This fellowship is designed to provide early-career funding to promising faculty as they progress toward tenure.


Katie Kenny accepts postdoc fellowship at University of New South Wales

Congratulations to Katie Kenny, who has just accepted a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the new Practical Justice Initiative in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney!