Graduate Student News

  • Julie Keller, a doctoral candidate in the department, has won the 2009 Graduate Student Paper Award of the Rural Sociological Society. Julie’s paper, entitled “Re-Framing ‘the Closet’ for the Rural: Queer Theory and Women Farmers in Wisconsin,” is based on one of the papers she submitted for her preliminary doctoral exam in the Sociology of Agrofood Systems. Julie is co-advised by professors Michael Bell and Jill Harrison.
  • Heather O’Connell received an award for her poster at the Population Association of America meeting and an honorable mention on her pre-dissertation proposal to the National Science Foundation. Both focus on her master’s project on racial inequality in southern poverty.

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