Department of Sociology
Graduate Students and the Sociological Enterprise
A Community of Engaged Scholars!
Our graduate students are engaged sociologists, routinely receiving recognition for their contributions to their various research, teaching and service enterprises. For example, just in the past 5 years, we have had graduate students serve on the BGSU Board of Trustees, the BGSU HSRB Committee, and host BGSU/OSU Graduate Conferences on Population. They have also won many awards, including those external to our department, such as the Phi Kappa Phi Award, a PAA poster award, the BGSU Presidential Distinguished Service Award, and the BGSU Graduate Student Senate Outstanding International Student Award. And our graduate students are routinely finalists or winners of the Graduate Student Senate Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence. Our students represent the best sort of community of dedicated apprentice scholars!
Sociology Graduate Students Honored at 2013 31st annual Shanklin Graduate Student Awards Ceremony. Marta Alvira-Hammond won the Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development Fund Award and was a nominee for the Distinguished Thesis Award. April Manalang won the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award an is a nominee for the 2012-2013 Distinguished Dissertation Award which will be selected this summer. Jessica Cohen won the 2011-2012 Disinguished Dissertation Award. Congratulations on you great efforts at teaching and research!
Janelle Elliasson-Nannini earns the 2012 Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development Award and Book Chapter appears in print. Janelle was selected as a recipient of this year's Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development Fund Award. This prestigious award promotes academic and professional growth among outstanding graduate students. She will receive her award at the Charles E. Shanklin and Graduate Student Senate Awards Ceremony later this Spring! Also, she appears in print this year with a graduate program alum in a published volume. Jannelle and Deirdre Sommerlad-Rogers have a chapter called "The Social Construction of Serial Murder Victims: A Multivariate Level Analysis" in the Harms of Crime and Media: Essays on the Perpetuation of Racism, Sexism and Class Stereotypes (2012), edited by Denise L. Bissler and Joan L. Conners. McFarland and Company, Inc.
Unique Shaw earns the 2011 Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award and Winifred O. Stone Graduate Student Development Award. Unique was recognized multiple times this year, earning distinguished university and national honor awards.
Tara Warner receives support from Katzner-University Bookstore Graduate Student Research and Professional Development Endowment. Tara received competitive research support funds to enable her to present her research at this year’s ASA meeting in Las Vegas, NV.