Graduate Students

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During the years 2009-2011, advanced Ph.D. students (post second year; N=25-30 per year) had 65 publications, including 53 articles and chapters, delivered 122 papers at national or regional meetings, and received 26 awards from national or specialty professional groups. During the 2010-2011 academic year, six of the SBU Sociology graduate students were active in the professional job market: four accepted offers of tenure track jobs at research universities and one received an ACLS post-doctoral fellowship. Check out our Ph.D.s currently on the market.

External Grants and Awards

Suzan Walters receives the 2015 Outstanding Student Paper Award in the ASA section, Disability and Society (2015)
Florencia Arancibia has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (2015)
Suzan Walters was named a 2014 Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award Recipient by SAGE (2014)
Kenneth Pierce has received the Jean Harvey Slappy Fellowship by the Marcus Garvey Foundation (2014)
Florencia Arancibia was awarded an Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Field Research Fellowship (2014)
Sasha Rodriguez was awarded the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship (2014)
Tarun Banerjee was a winner of the Society for the Study of Social Problems' Graduate Student Paper Award competition (2014)
Tarun Banerjee was given an award for Outstanding Author Contribution by Emerald Group Publishing's Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2014)
Juhi Tyagi was named a Junior Fellow (for Doctoral Dissertation Research) by the American Institute of Indian Studies (13-14)
Tarun Banerjee (with Michael Schwartz) received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (2013)
Michael Restivo (with Arnout van de Rijt) received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (2013)
Fernanda Page-Poma won a SSRC Drugs, Security and Democracy fellowship (2012)
Josh Murray (with Michael Schwartz) won an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (2011)

Department and University Awards

Clayton Fordahl won the 2015 Judity Tanur Dissertation Fellowship Award (2015)
Hyang-Gi Song was awarded the Center for Korean Studies graduate fellowship (2014)
Tarun Banerjee received the Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award (2014)

Bethany Coston received the Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award (2014)
Sasha Rodriguez received the Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship Award (2014)
Amanda Kennedy received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (2014)
Cheryl Llewellyn received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (2013)
Cheryl Llewellyn received the Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award (2013)
Fernanda
Page-Poma won the 2012 Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship Award
(2012)
Rachel Kalish wins President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (2012)
Michael Restivo won the 2012 Tanur Dissertation Fellowship Award (2012)

2011-2012 Graduates

Brooke Ellison, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
Josh Murray, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Vanderbilt University

2012-2013 Graduates

Gary Maynard, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Misty Curreli, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Suffolk County Community College

2013-2014 Graduates

Michael Restivo, Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY-Geneseo

 

Year 1 Cohort ('14)           

           

 Year 2 Cohort ('13)          

Year 3 Cohort ('12)

Ahmad Al-Sholi
Aarushi Bhandari
Sophia Boutilier
Caglar Cetin
Helena Darwin
Andrew Hargrove

Joseph Marchia
Kevin McElrath              
Adam Safer
Hannah Safer
Sam Shirazi
Jamie Sommer
 
Robert Cserni
Daria Khlevnyuk
Allison Lindner
Alexandra Muto
Dana Reynolds
Daniel Royce
Carolyn Coburn
Markus Gerke
Julius Harder
Kent Henderson
Kyra Holland
Deniz Ilhan
Vanessa Lynn
Jamie Puglin


Year 4 Cohort ('11)

Year 6+

Advanced:

 
Carlos Encina Oleart
Ensieh Eftekhari
Clifford Leek
Heidi Rademacher
Hyang-Gi Song
Suzan Walters





Helen Jolly Afife Akin
Florencia Arancibia
Umasundari Akella
Diana Baldermann
Tarun Banerjee
Deidre Caputo-Levine
Can Ersoy
Clayton Fordahl
Hewan Girma
Gayle Green
Amanda Kennedy
Soyon Kim
Prita Lal
Felice Jones-Lee

Cheryl Llewellyn
Elizabeth Coston
Fernanda Page-Poma
Haryun Peun
Kenneth Pierce
Sasha Rodriguez
Bilge Sanli
Gianmarco Savio
Rose Sayre
Eric Shircliff
Dianne Stalker
Juhi Tyagi
Gabriela Vaillant

 








News & Events

  May 2015  
  Ph.D. student Suzan Walters receives the 2015 Outstanding Student Paper Award in the ASA section, Disability and Society, for her paper, "Caregiving and HIV:  Accounts of Resisting Individualism, Privatization, and Cuts in Social Spending."
Jennifer Heerwig and Josh Murray (Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt and SBU Sociology alumni) awarded $33,000 grant by the Russell Sage Foundation to support their project entitled "Partisanship, Unity, and Inter-Corporate Networks:  Political Donations of the Corporate Elite, 1980 - 2014."
 
  April 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag series presents Professor Ian Roxborough, Wednesday, April 22, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Human Aspects of Military Operations: Intra-Organizational Debate and Spontaneous Sociology."
IHSS will present Miriam L. Kingsberg, University of Colorado; ACLS Ryskamp Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, April 15, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, “Fieldwork, Ethnology, and Empire: the Making of Japan's ‘Transwar Generation’ of Social Scientists” - Co-sponsored by the History Department
Sociology Brown Bag series presents Associate Professor Timothy P. Moran and Ph.D. student Sofia Boutillier, Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Saying Happiness While Doing Inequality:  Wealth, Neoliberalism, and the New York Times."
 
  March 2015  
  Philip Kasinitz, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, March 25, 2015, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Immigration, Diversity and Citizenship:  The Changing Terrain of Racial Justice."
Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, March 12, 2015, 4:00 PM, SBS N403, "Immigration and the Remaking of New York."
IHSS will present Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook Department of History, March 11, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, “Curbing Religious Freedoms for State Security: The Old Cities of Northern Nigeria in the Era."
of Decolonization” - Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Department
 
  February 2015  
  Sociology Brown Bag series presents Ph.D. student Carolyn Coburn, Wednesday, February 18, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Water, Sanitation, and Female Secondary School Enrollment:  A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Nations."  
  IHSS will present Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook Department of History & Sociology, February 18, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, “From Teonanácatl to Miami Vice: Latin America’s Contribution to World Drug Culture” - Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center  
  Sociology Brown Bag series presents Assistant Professor Kristen Shorette, Wednesday, February 4, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Global Institutions and the Persistence of Cross-National Health Disparities across the Global South."  
  December 2014  
  Florencia Arancibia has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council for her research project, "Social movements and knowledge intermediaries: participatory methods for inclusive innovation."  
  October 2014
 
  IHSS will present Rick DesRochers, Long Island University-Post Campus, Department of Theatre, October 14, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "The Family Act Goes to School - The Marx Brothers, Vaudeville, and Americanization."  
  September 2014  
  Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem co-author New York Times opinion piece on consensual sex on college campuses entitled "Yes Is Better Than No."
Kristen Shorette receives ASA Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award for her project, "Freedom from Discrimination as Human Right?  The Global Human Rights Regime and the Diffusion of Affirmative Action since 1965"
Carrie Shandra selected as a Fellow of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's Switzer Research Program
Nicholas Wilson, Yale University, September 29, 2014, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Corruption and the Making of Modern Bureaucracy:  Evidence from the British Empire in India."
IHSS will present Steven Skiena, Stony Brook University, Department of Computer Science, September 18, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "Who's Bigger?  Where Historical Figures Really Rank.
 

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