Recent Grants and Awards
Jennifer Heerwig, has received a Piper Foundation Research Grant for her work on democracy vouchers, "Comparing Small Donor Public Financing Systems: The Effects of Matching Funds and Democracy Vouchers on Donor Diversity.
Yongjun Zhang, with his co-author Jeremy E. Fiel, is the co-winner of the 2020 James Coleman Best Article Award in the ASA Sociology of Education Section for his article, "With All Deliberate Speed: The Reversal of Court-Ordered School Desegregation, 1970-2013." AJS 124(6): 1685-1719
Crystal Fleming, has received a Stony Brook Mid-Career Diversity Award, recognizing a faculty member at the mid-career stage who has a strong record of research and service while also advancing Stony Brook's goals of a diverse and inclusive campus.
Michael Schwartz, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, has received the American Sociological Association's 2020 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching.
Jessica Kim has received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to complete her doctoral dissertation entitled, "The Diffusion of Democratic Norms: Examining How Democracy INGO Strategies Contribute to Hybrid Regimes" (2020)
Ivan Chase, Professor Emeritus, and his co-authors Raphael Duoady and Diana K. Padilla were featured in a 12/13/19 New York Times article " Even Hermit Crabs Have Wealth Inequality" which discusses their study, " A comparison of wealth inequality in humans and non-humans", being published in the journal Physica A in January 2020
Ivan Chase, Professor Emeritus, has received the best paper award in the 2019 Visualization in Data Science section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers conference for his paper entitled, "PeckVis: A Visual Analytics Tool to Analyze Dominance Hierarchies in Small Groups." The authors are Darius Coelho, Ivan Chase, and Klaus Mueller.
Carrie Shandra has been elected Chair of the Disability and Society Section of the American Sociological Association for 2019-2020.
Catherine Marrone has received the 2019 College of Arts & Sciences Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Award.
Catherine Marrone has received the 2019 College of Arts & Sciences Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Award.Jason Jones -- with colleagues from Ohio State, Michigan, and Cornell Universities is part of a team that was selected to receive data and funding from the Social Science Research Council to study information sharing on Facebook. For more information see: "Understanding Problematic Sharing Behavior on Facebook"
Sophia Boutilier has been awarded the P.E.O. Scholar award, a merit-based award recognizingacademic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs (2019).
Sophia Boutilier, Doctoral Award, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2019).
Andrew Hargrove, 5th Annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop in environmental Politics and Governance, scholarship to attend and invitations to present, University of Washington Seattle (2019).
Robert Cserni, Solidarity Fund for the 14th ESA Conference, European Sociological Association (2019).
Jamie Puglin and Helana Darwin are recipients of the 2019 SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award.
Helana Darwin has received the SAGE Publishing Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award (2019).
Aarushi Bhandari has received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to complete her doctoral dissertation entitled, "Mobile Phone Distribution and Global Food Security" (2019).
Michael Lenmark received funding from the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) to present his paper, "Immigration, Xenophobia, and the Redistribution of Wealth: A Study of Public Opinion" at the annual conference in Toronto (2019).
Carrie Shandra -- Russell Sage Foundation, Visiting Scholar Program. "Market, Employer, and Student Trends in Internship Vacancies, Hiring, and Participation." 2018-2019, $46,000. -- $20,000
Jennifer Heerwig -- Russell Sage Foundation, Visiting Scholar Program. "Bringing Elites back In: Investigating
the Long-Term Political Behavior of the American Corporate Elite." 2018-2019
Carrie Shandra -- Pathways Through College Research Network, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2018-2019, $8,000
Helana Darwin received the Robert J. McNamara Award for the most outstanding article by a graduate student, Association for the Sociology of Religion (2018).
Helana Darwin won the ASA Consumer and Consumption Graduate Student Paper Award (2018).
Helana Darwin, 2018 Gallagher Travel Grant, Association for the Sociology of Religion (2018).
Jamie Puglin, American Sociological Association Student Forum Travel Award (2018).
Deniz Ilhan, Ralph A. Gallagher Travel Grant, Association for the Sociology of Religion (2018).
Jamie Sommer has been awarded a United Nations Constitutional Research Fellowship, 3-month Spronsored Fellowship in Global governance, Brussels, Belgium (2018).
Jessica Kim received the Clogg Scholarship to participate in the 2018 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research (2018).
Kevin McElrath was awarded the 2018 Education Problems Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems Graduate Student Paper Competition Award (2018).
Jamie Sommer, 4tn Annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop in Environmental Politics and Governance, scholarship to attend and invitation to present, University of Washington, Seattle (2018).
Suzan Walters, 2018 Research Fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse, University of Southern California.
Jennifer Heerwig -- Massiver Data Institute Seed Grant, Georgetown University. Project title: "The Seattle Voucher Experiment: Using Big Data to Enhance Local Democracy." July 2017 ($38,000)
Nick Rogers, Travel Fellowship to the 2017 Political Networks Annual Conference, Columbus, OH (2017).
Idil Akin has received an Austrian Government Award Ernst Mach Worldwide Fellowship (2017).
Suzan Walters has received the Howard B. Kaplan Memorial Award in Medical Sociology (2017).
Jamie Sommer has been named a 2017 Horowitz Foundation Award Recipient (2017).
Suzan Walters received the Beth Hess Memorial Award from the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) (2017).
Cliff Leek has been elected President of the American Men's Studies Association (2017).
-- Russell Sage Foundation -- $20,000
Aarushi Bhandari, Ph.D. student -- P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
Tiffany Joseph -- Named one of five Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellows for 2016, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Tiffany Joseph -- American Sociological Association Fund to Advance the Discipline Grant
Rebekah Burroway -- SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award
Andrew Hargrove, Ph.D. Student -- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Oyeronke Oyewumi -- South African National University Fellowship -- $30,000
Tiffany Joseph and Ph.D. Student Clayton Fordahl -- Graduate Fellowship and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences -- $20,000
Suzan Walters, Ph.D. student -- American Sociological Association 2015 Outstanding Student Paper Award, Disability and Society Section
Sasha Rodriguez, Ph.D. student -- American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship
Bethany Coston, Ph.D. student -- Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award
Sasha Rodriguez, Ph.D. student -- Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship
Amanda Kennedy, PhD. student -- President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Sociology Major Neha Kinariwalla -- Gates Cambridge University Fellowship
Tarun Banerjee, Ph.D. student -- Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award
Carrie Shandra -- Emerging Investigator Award -- DRC & SSA -- $30,000
Arnout van de Rijt and Robert J. Harrison -- Research Initiatives Seed Grant -- SBU & BNL -- $38,260