Graduate Student News

Our graduate students are widely recognized in a variety of ways for the work they are doing. They regularly win paper/article competitions from regional and national associations (including multiple sections of the American Sociological Association), publish in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, win both internal and external fellowships and receive highly competitive grants from prestigious national funding agencies (including, for example, the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Research Program and Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement; Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship; Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies; George S. Pillsbury Fellowship).

Amanda Stewart wins ASA Student Forum Travel Award

Congratulations to Amanda Stewart, PhD candidate, for receiving the Student Forum Travel Award from the American Sociological Association (ASA). This competitive award assists students with the cost of attending the ASA Annual Meeting. 

Emily Hallgren receives research grant from Midwest Sociological Society

Congratulations to Emily Hallgren, PhD candidate, for receiving a research grant from the Midwest Sociological Society Scholarship Development Committee for her dissertation, “Surviving Cancer In Rural America: Work, Family, and Financial Disruptions and Rearrangements.”  

Takeia Johnson wins the Provost's Graduate Internship Award

Congratulations to Takeia Johnson, PhD student, for winning the Provost’s Graduate Internship Award! The award provides summer funding for students to seek novel opportunities outside of traditional academe. Takeia will intern this summer…

Michael De Anda Muñiz wins Abraham Lincoln Fellowship

Congratulations to Michael De Anda Muñiz, PhD candidate, for winning the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship (Retention Award)! The fellowship is awarded by UIC’s Graduate College and provides one year of financial support.