Alumni News

  • Sam Kanson-Benanav received a Fulbright Scholarship to study Indigenous Rights and Alternative Resource Management in Ecuador next year.
  • Olivia Zieve is finishing her one year Avodah fellowship working at La Clinica del Pueblo in Washington DC. She is biking from DC to Wisconsin in August then heading to Buenos Aires to volunteer in a public hospital and to Rio de Janeiro to intern with a public health NGO called Promundo. She plans to begin public health graduate school in fall 2013.
  • Mark Whitaker (Ph.D., 2008) published Ecological Revolution: The Political Origins of Environmental Degradation and the Environmental Origin of Axial Religions in 2009. In 2010, he won a grant from the National Science Foundation and the ASA. Recently, he has presented his work at the International Sociological Association’s World Congress and at a conference on “Figurational Sociology.” Whitaker lives in Seoul, South Korea. He blogs at and can be contacted at

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