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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 23 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

  1. Helana Darwin  received the Robert J. McNamara Award for the most outstanding article by a graduate student, Association for the Sociology of Religion (2018).
  2. Helana Darwin won the ASA Consumer and Consumption Graduate Student Paper Award (2018).
  3. Jamie Sommer has been awarded a United Nations Constitutional Research Fellowship (2018)
  4. Jessica Kim received the Clogg Scholarship to participate in the 2018 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research (2018)
  5. Kevin McElrath was awarded the 2018 Education Problems Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems Graduate Student Paper Competition Award (2018)
  6. Idil Akin has received an Austrian Government Award Ernst Mach Worldwide Fellowship (2017)
  7. Suzie Walters has received the Howard B. Kaplan Memorial Award in Medical Sociology (2017)
  8. Jamie Sommer has been named a 2017 Horowitz Foundation Award Recipient (2017)
  9. Suzan Walters received the Beth Hess Memorial Award from the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) (2017)
  10. Cliff Leek has been elected President of the American Men's Studies Association (2017)
  11. Aarushi Bhandari is awarded the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (2016)
  12. Andrew Hargrove received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship which carries three years of full funding to support his research on water, well-being, and globalization (2016)
  13. Suzan Walters received the 2015 Outstanding Student Paper Award in the ASA section, Disability and Society (2015)
  14. Florencia Arancibia has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (2015)
  15.  Suzan Walters was named a 2014 Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award Recipient by SAGE (2014)
  16.  Kenneth Pierce has received the Jean Harvey Slappy Fellowship by the Marcus Garvey Foundation (2014)
  17.  Florencia Arancibia was awarded an Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Field Research Fellowship (2014)
  18.  Sasha Rodriguez was awarded the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship (2014)
  19.  Tarun Banerjee was a winner of the Society for the Study of Social Problems' Graduate Student Paper Award competition (2014)
  20.  Tarun Banerjee was given an award for Outstanding Author Contribution by Emerald Group Publishing's Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2014)
  21.  Juhi Tyagi was named a Junior Fellow (for Doctoral Dissertation Research) by the American Institute of Indian Studies (13-14)
  22.  Tarun Banerjee (with Michael Schwartz) received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (2013)
  23.  Michael Restivo (with Arnout van de Rijt) received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (2013)

Department and University Awards

  1. Deniz Ilhan received the David Street Paper Award for the best qualitative and/or theory graduate student paper (2018)
  2. Sophia Boutilier was awarded the Rose Laub Coser Award for best theory and/or research graduate student paper in gender studies (2018)
  3. Aarushi Bhandari received the 2018 Judith Tanur Dissertation Fellowship Award (2018)
  4. Helana Darwin received the Joyce Turner Dissertation Fellowship Award (2018)
  5. Jamie Sommer was awarded the Mildred and Herbert Weisinger Dissertation Fellowship (2018)
  6. Caglar Cetin won the Rose Laub Coser Award for best theory and/or research graduate student paper in gender studies (2017)
  7. Jamie Sommer and Kevin McElrath were co-recipients of the Hanan Selvin Award for best quantitative and/or methodological graduate student paper (2017)
  8. Ahmad Al-Sholi received the David Street Award for best qualitative and or theory graduate student paper (2017)
  9. Vanessa Lynn received the Joyce Turner Dissertation Fellowship Award (2017)
  10. Suzan Walters was awarded the Mildred and Herbert Weisinger Dissertation Fellowship (2017)
  11. Idil Akin and Alli Lindner were co-recipients of the 2017 Judith Tanur Dissertation Fellowship Award (2017)
  12. Clayton Fordahl won the David Street Paper Award for the best qualitative and/or theory graduate student paper (2016)
  13. Helana Darwin won the Rose Laub Coser Award for best graduate student theory and/or research paper in gender studies (2016)
  14. Heidi Rademacher received the Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award (2016)
  15. Hewan Girma was the recipient of the 2016 Judith Tanur Dissertation Fellowship Award (2016)
  16. Clayton Fordahl won the 2015 Judith Tanur Dissertation Fellowship Award (2015)
  17. Hyang-Gi Song was awarded the Center for Korean Studies graduate fellowship (2014)
  18. Tarun Banerjee received the Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award (2014)
  19. Bethany Coston received the Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award (2014)
  20.   Sasha Rodriguez received the Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship Award (2014)
  21.   Amanda Kennedy received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (2014)
  22.   Cheryl Llewellyn received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (2013)
  23.   Cheryl Llewellyn received the Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award (2013 )

2017-2018 Publications


2013-2014 Graduates

  • Amy Braksmajer, Research Associate, School of Nursing, University of Rochester
  • Paul Bugyi, Lecturer in Sociology, SUNY-Old Westbury
  • Bethany Coston, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Virginia Commenwealth University
  • Misty Curreli, Instructor of Sociology, Suffolk County Community College
  • Amy Graglia, Research Manager, Quonundrums (Aptos, CA)
  • Rachel Kalish, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY-Old Westbury
  • Lauren Pandolfelli, Statistician, Evidence & Data for Gender Equality, United Nations Statistics Division
  • Michael Restivo, Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY-Geneseo

2014-2015 Graduates

  • Florencia Arancibia, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council
  • Tarun Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Deidre Caputo-Levine , Visiting Assistant Professor of Culture & Society, Drake University
  • Cheryl Llewellyn, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Kenneth Pierce, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Passaic County Community College
  • Eric Shircliff, Lecturer, St. Joseph's College
  • Diane Stalker

2015-2016 Graduates

  • Can Ersoy
  • Amanda Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Women's Studies, Curry College

    Fernanda Page-Poma, Researcher/Advisor in Social Scienes applied to Defense, National School of Defense, Argentina
  • Sasha Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Hofstra University
  • Gianmarco Savio, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, St. Lawrence University
  • Juhi Tyagi, Post-Doctoral Fellow, M.S. Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Delhi University and Max Weber Center for Advance Cultural & Social Studies, University of Erfurt
  • Gabriela Vaillant Gonzalez, Adjunct Professor of Social Sciences and Politics, Catholic University of Uruguay

2016-2017 Graduates

  • Diana Baldermann
  • Elizabeth Coston, Teaching Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Donna DiDonato, Dean and Chief Operating Officer, Long Island University Brentwood and Riverhead Campuses
  • Clayton Fordahl, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis
  • Prita Lal, Assistant Professor, Evergreen State College
  • Clifford Leek, Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado
  • Haryun Peun

2017-2018 Graduates

  • Hewan Girma, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • Kent Henderson, Assistant Professor, California State University-Bakersfield
  • Soyon Kim, Assistant Research Scientist, Yale University
  • Heidi Rademacher, Assistant Professor, SUNY-Brockport
  • Suzan Walters, Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University

Year 1 Cohort ('18)    

Year 2 Cohort ('17)  
            

   Year 3 Cohort ('16)     

 

Emry Breedlove
Fatoumata Ceesay
Irissa Cisternino
Lee Essig
Wyatt Rafferty Thompson

Duygu Alpan Cakmak
Elise Elston
Richard Heap
Nitheesha Nakka
Jessica Salley
 
Lucas Azambuja
Zachary Ballard
Alec Cali
Aida H. Nikou
Alagi Patel
Nicholas Rogers
 


Year 4 Cohort ('15)

Year 5+

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Katie Gordon
Jessica Kim
Michael Lenmark
Natalia Navas
Sienna Thorgusen






              













Ensieh Eftekhari
Helen Jolly
Joseph Marchia
Adam Safer


Ahmad Al-Sholi
Afife Akin
Aarushi Bhandari
Sophia Boutilier
Caglar Cetin
Carolyn Coburn
Robert Cserni
Helana Darwin
Anddrew Hargrove
Carlos Encina Oleart
Markus Gerke

Kyra Holland
Deniz Ilhan
Daria Khlevnyuk
Allison Lindner
Vanessa Lynn
Kevin McElrath
Jamie Puglin
Bilge Sanli
Rose Sayre
Samee Shirazi
Hyang-Gi Song
Jamie Sommer

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