Award Recipients

These are among the major awards, research grants and fellowships that UD Davis sociology graduate students have earned.

2017

  • Kristin McCarty: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Zeke Baker: Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Sarah Combellick: UC Davis Provost's First-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Beth Hart A Grant to Attend #realcollege
  • Asia Ivey: UC Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative Fellowship
  • Jess Kolber The DHI Working Group Grant
  • Robin Savinar: Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and  Center for Comparative Immigration Studies CA Immigration Reserech Initiative Fellowship
  • Alana Stein and Roy  Taggueg The Mellon Public Scholars Fellowship

2016

  • Ethan Evans: The Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training (QSCERT) Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Davis Health System
  • Joanna Hale: Schwall Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Joanna Hale: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
  • Sean Arseo: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Bridget Clark: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Jonathan Jordan: UC Davis Provost's First-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Kelsey Meagher: Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Emerald Nguyen: ASA Congressional Fellowship Award
  • Jeremy Prim: UC Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative Fellowship
  • Krysti Ryan: Graduate Student Travel Award
  • Robin Savinar: California Immigration Research Initiative Fellowship
  • Roy Taggueg: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

2015

  • Eli Alston-Stepnitz: UC Davis Provost's First-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ezekiel Baker: Graduate Student Travel Award, Graduate Studies
  • Angela Carter: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Ali R. Chaudhary: Marie Curie ITN Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Oxford
  • Ali R. Chaudhary: Social Sciences Dean's Doctoral Fellowship for Excellence
  • Joanna Hale: Graduate Student Travel Award, Graduate Studies
  • Brian Halpin: Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Graduate Studies
  • Brian Halpin: Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Christopher Lawrence: UC Davis Provost's First-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Kelsey Meagher: UC Davis and Humanities Graduate Research Award
  • Gillian Moise: Cota-Robles Fellowship
  • Emerald Nguyen: ASA Minority Fellowship Award
  • Julianne Smith: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Jennifer Tyree-Hageman: Dissertation Grant from the National Center for Sustainable Transportation

2014

  • Lauren Acosta: UC Davis Provost's First-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ali Chaudhary: UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Samantha Felice: UC Davis Provost's First-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Charlotte Glennie: Cota-Robles Fellowship
  • Joanna Hale: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Brian Halpin: UC Davis and Humanities Graduate Research Award; Social Science Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship for Excellence Award
  • Krysti Ryan: UC Davis Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship

2013

  • Elizabeth Boylan: UC Davis Provost's First-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ali Chaudhary: UC Center for New Racial Studies Graduate Research Grant
  • Ali Chaudhary: Visiting Study Fellowship, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford
  • Valerie Feldman: UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship; UC Davis Professors for the Future Fellowship
  • Elizabeth Hart: Cota-Robles Fellowship
  • Jennifer Haylett: UC Davis Social Sciences Dean's Doctoral Fellowship for Excellence Award
  • John Kincaid: UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Kelsey Meagher: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Zachary Psick[JM1]: UC Davis Provost's First-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mai Thai: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

2012

  • Ali Chaudhary: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Cara Chiaraluce: UC Davis Medical Humanities Research Fellowship
  • Cara Chiaraluce: White Family Graduate Student Research Award, John Muir Institute for the Environment, Environmental Justice Project, UC Davis
  • Valerie Feldman: UC Davis Consortium for Women and Research Graduate Student Research Award; UC Davis Poverty Center Summer Fellowship
  • Daniel Herda: UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship; Winner of the Pacific Association of Public Opinion Research (PAPOR) Graduate Student Paper Competition; UC Davis Dean's of Social Sciences Student Research Achievement Award
  • Phyllis Jeffrey: UC Davis Graduate Travel Award
  • Rachel Nickens: UC Davis Provost's First-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Julianne Smith: UC Davis Provost's First-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Monica Williams: University of California Humanities Research Award

2011

  • Jaime Becker: Fahs-Beck Scholar, Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
  • Ali Chaudhary: Center for Canadian Studies in the United States Project CONNECT Award/Participant
  • Nate Freiburger: National Science Foundation Science and Technology Studies Dissertation Award; Societe de Chinie Industrielle of the Chemical Heritage Foundation Fellowship; Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
  • Tim Gutierrez: Henry Jastro Research Fellowship, College of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, UC Davis
  • Brian Halpin: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Daniel Herda: UC Davis Humanities Research Grant
  • Phyllis Jeffrey: American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowship for Intense Advanced Turkish Language Study
  • John Kincaid: Leon Mayhew Award
  • David Orzechowicz: UC Davis Dean of Social Sciences Student Achievement Award
  • Mindy Romero: Summer Research Fellowship, UC Davis Center for Regional Change
  • Robin Savinar: Summer Research Grant, UC Davis Gifford Center for Population Studies
  • Monica Williams: National Science Foundation Law and Society Dissertation Award

2010

  • Ali Chaudhary: Gifford Center for Population Studies Fellowship
  • Jennifer Haylett: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Melanie Jones: Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Honorable Mention for “Gaining Respect: Negotiating Race and Class in Black Student Relations with School Officials,” American Sociological Association Children and Youth Section; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Research on Educational Opportunity at the Institute for Educational Initiatives, University of Notre Dame
  • Raoul S. Liévanos: Lisa Marie White Graduate Student Award, Environmental Justice Project, UC Davis
  • Bill McCarthy and Teresa Casey: Outstanding Paper Award, American Society of Criminology for “Love, Sex and Crime: Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Offending,” American Sociological Review, 2008
  • Nathalie Millier: Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation
  • David Orzechowicz: Dissertation Fellowship, UC Davis Humanities Institute
  • Robin Pleau: Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women; Dissertation Research Award, UC Davis Consortium for Women and Research; Dissertation grant, UC Davis Institute for Governmental Affairs

2009

  • Roxana Bahar: Leon Mayhew Award.
  • Fred Block and Matthew Keller: Best article award from Socio-Economic Review for “Where do innovations come from? Changes in the U.S. economy, 1970–2006,” Socio-Economic Review, 7(3): 459–483
  • Fred Block and Matthew Keller, Economic Stimulus and Innovation Capacity at the Department of Energy, Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program, National Science Foundation
  • Sarah Ovink: Dissertation Grant, American Educational Research Association (AERA) and National Science Foundation
  • Michael Peter Smith and Matt Bakker: Winner of the Society for the Study of Social Problems' 2008 Outstanding Book Award, Global Division, Citizenship Across Borders, for "The political transformation of el migrante" (Ithaca: Cornell University Press)
  • Yifei Zhu: Graduate Fellowship, UC Davis East Asian Studies

2008

  • Brian Dick: Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Spencer Foundation
  • Dina Okamoto and Kim Ebert: Research Grant, Russell Sage Foundation, Immigration Program
  • Dina G. Okamoto and Melanie Jones: Supplemental Award for Junior Scholars of Color, William T. Grant Foundation
  • Melanie Jones: Dissertation-Year Fellowship, University of California Office of the President
  • L. Owen Kirkpatrick: Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award from the American Sociological Association, Community and Urban Sociology Section, for “The two ‘logics’ of community development: Neighborhoods, markets, and community development corporations,” Politics and Society, 35(2)
  • Raoul S. Liévanos: Graduate Student Fellowship and Research Grant, University of California Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program; Pre-dissertation Fellowship, University of California Community Forestry and Environmental Research Partnerships Program
  • Robert Moorehead: Dissertation Award, UC Davis Institute for Governmental Affairs
  • David Orzechowicz: Thesis Fellowship, University of California Labor and Employment Research Fund
  • David Orzechowicz and Shelly Gilbride: Supplementary Research Grant, Andrew Mellon Foundation
  • Sarah Ovink: Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation; UC Davis Humanities Dissertation Research Award; UC Davis Institute for Governmental Affairs Graduate Research Award
  • Robin Pleau: Leon Mayhew Award

2007

  • Brian Dick: Leon Mayhew Award
  • Melanie Jones: Dissertation Fellowship, University of California All Campus Consortium On Research for Diversity
  • Dina Okamoto and Kim Ebert: Pilot Project Grant, American Sociological Association/National Science Foundation Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline
  • David Orzechowicz: Winner of the Pacific Sociological Association Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Paper for “Elite emotion managers: The case of novice and semi-professional actors”