Graduate Student News and Award Winners

  • Heather Gordon attended and presented at the International Polar Year conference in Montreal this spring. Her presentation was called: “Building Relationships in the Arctic: Indigenous Communities and Scientists.”
  • Graduate student Annabel Ipsen has received a Dissertation Research Award from the Rural Sociological Society to conduct her dissertation research on the labor process in the global seed industry in Chile and Iowa.
  • Sociology graduate student John Liu has won an SSRC fellowship for his dissertation work studying the carbon market. John was one of 77 awardees out of 1,148 applicants. John will use the roughly $19,000 award to finance his travel in Europe and China “following” the carbon commodity chain.

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