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Previous recipients

2016     Sean Arseo

“Accountable for what? Organized by whom?: Divergent Outcomes in California Conventional Public, and Management-Organized and Freestanding Charter High Schools.”

2016     Bridget Clark

“Rising Tides or Sinking Ships? Evaluating Business Incentives for the Economic Development in US Counties, 1999-2013.”

2015     Julianne Smith

"I'm Not Gonna Be Another Statistic": The Imagined Futures of Former Foster Youth"

2015     Angela Carter

"Shifts in Adolescent Gender Ideology, 1976-2011: Persistent Race and Gender Differences"

2014     Joanna Hale

"The Silver Tsunami: Early-Life Deprivation, Lifetime Social Inequalities, and Memory Disease"

2013     Kesley Meagher

"Attitudes About Welfare and Participation in Food Assistance Programs"

2012     Ali Chaudhary

"Unequal Entrepreneurship: Race, Generational Status and the Social Organization of Self-Employment"

2011     John Kincaid

"Examining the Rise opf a New Religious Right in Texas Politics"

2011     Brian Halpin

"Culinary Consent: Control and Cooperation of Undocumented Workers in the Food Service Industry"

2010     Jennifer Haylett

"One Woman Helping Another: Family and Motherhood in Egg Donor Narratives"

2009     Roxana Bahar

"Curing the "Anxious" Woman: Race and Class in the Medical Discourse on Miscarriage, 1876-1940"

2008     Robin Pleau

"Gender, Lifecourse and Structural Effects on Rates of Post-Retirement Employment"

2007     Brian Dick

"Dormant Science: Controversy Studies and the Case of Superstring Theory"

2006     Jesse Rude

2005     Jonathan Mermis-Cava

2004     Marcy Sowa

2003     Heather Kohler Flynn


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