News 2013

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  • Seth Abrutyn, UCR Alum and Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Memphis, published a book on Institutionalism (Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology: Putting the “Institution” Back in Institutional Analysis. New York: Routledge), and an article on Suicide (“Are Suicidal Behaviors Contagious? Using Longitudinal Data to Examine Suicide Suggestion”, with Anna S. Mueller) in theAmerican Sociological Review. Congrats, Seth! You make us proud.
  • Jacob Apkarian received a Dissertation Research Grant from U.C. Riverside’s Graduate Division.
  • Dinur Blum published “Rage against the Refs” in the Winter 2013 issue of Contexts magazine, published by the American Sociological Association. In the Spring 2013 issue of Contexts, he published “Better Helmets, Worse Injuries.”
  • For the 2012-2013 academic year, Matthew Grindal received an Outstanding Teaching Assistant award. His Ford Fellowship application also recently received an Honorable Mention.
  • Kerry Mulligan was recently awarded the National Science Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant in support of her dissertation, entitled, “State and Media Responses to Educator Misconduct.” She also received a Dissertation Research Grant from UCR’s Graduate Division.
  • Assistant Professor Tanya Nieri was recognized for her outstanding contribution to UCR’s Undergraduate Research in the Community program.
  • Natasha Radojcic recently received a research grant from UCR’s Queer Lab to support her dissertation project, “Heretical Queers and the Struggle for LGBT Equality in Anti-Gay Institutions.”
  • Matthew Rotondi will soon receive a Graduate Dean Dissertation Research Grant from U.C. Riverside to fund his research.
  • Melissa Z. Savlov published “Modern Meanings in an Outsourced Society: An Analysis of Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Outsourced Self” in the Spring 2013 newsletter for American Sociological Association’s Emotions section. This June, Savlov also earned a University Teaching Certificate from UCR’s multidisciplinary program for exceptional teaching assistants.
  • Jason Struna was honored for his outstanding contribution to UCR’s Undergraduate Research in the Community program.
  • Michael Walker received the Graduate Student Paper Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problem’s Race and Ethnicity Division. Walker’s paper explores race and racialization in a Southern Californian jail. A stipend of $150.00 accompanies the award. Michael Walker also earned a Graduate Dean Dissertation Research Grant from U.C. Riverside to fund his research.