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September 19, 2011
  • Congratulations to former SHC Postdoctoral Fellow Tom Waidzunas, who will begin a tenure-track position in the Sociology department at Temple University in the fall of 2012.
  • Congratulations to former graduate student cluster affiliate Bernard Geoghegan (School of Communication, Ph.D. 2012), who has begun a three-year postdoctoral/Mitarbeiter fellowship at Humboldt University in Berlin. His essay, "From Information Theory to French Theory: Jakobson, Lévi-Strauss, and the Cybernetic Apparatus" (forthcoming in Critical Inquiry), won the Schachterle Essay Prize from the Society For Literature, Science and the Arts for "the best new essay on literature and science written in English by a nontenured scholar."
  • Congratulations to graduate student cluster affiliate Ignacio Siles, whose paper, "From online filter to Web format: Articulating materiality and meaning in the early history of blogs," received the Hacker-Mullins Student Paper Award from the Science, Knowledge, & Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. Ignacio's paper was published in 2011 in the journal Social Studies of Science.
  • Congratulations to graduate student cluster affiliate Lisa-Jo van den Scott, who has been awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, and whose paper, "Mundane Technology: A Case Study of the Introduction of Permanent Walls to the Inuit of Arviat, Nunavut, Canada," received the Brent K. Marshall Student Paper Award from the Environment and Technology Section of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
  • Congratulations to graduate student cluster affiliate Jessica Koski, who was awarded the Sociology department's Karpf Prize for her dissertation project, "Human Rights and the Warming World: Investigating the Use and Impact of Social Knowledge Claims in the Climate Debate."
  • Congratulations to graduate student cluster affiliate Kati Sweaney, whose article, "'The Most Famous Brain the World': Performance and Pedagogy on an Amnesiac's Brain" was published in Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies.
  • Congratulations to our two undergraduate students who successfully wrote honors theses and graduated with honors in 2012: Emily Gao ("Race, Health, and Disability Identity: Using Photovoice to explore the health of Asian American adults with visually identifiable disabilities," advised by Kearsley Stewart) and Cari Romm ("'A Place Like This to Share How I Feel': Negotiating Stigma in Narratives of Abortion," advised by Steven Epstein).
  • Congratulations to the two SHC Undergraduate Paper Prize winners for 2012: Cari Romm for her SHC honors thesis, "'A Place Like This to Share How I Feel': Negotiating Stigma in Narratives of Abortion," and Chloe Woodhouse for her essay, "The Sexual Psychopath: Psychiatry and Law in the Treatment of Sex Offenders from 1930-1960."
  • Thanks to our departing (and graduating) Weinberg Student Advisory Board representatives, Kellie Perkins and Victoria King, for their service. Our new SAB reps for 2012-13 will be Amy Mangum and Chloe Woodhouse.