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Endnotes: Spring 2019 Newsletter

Endnotes is a regular feature of the CSSH newsletter that lists the accomplishments of our faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, or other members of our CSSH community.


  • Sara Wylie (Sociology) won the Diana Forsythe Prize for her latest book, Fractivism: Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds (Duke University Press).
  • Daniel O’Brien (SPPUA/SCCJ) received Honorable Mention for best article published in Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory for the article, Uncharted Territoriality in Coproduction: The Motivations for 311 Reporting. He also received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for his response to “Translating Data Generated by the Transit App into Insights on Transportation Use in Greater Boston.”
  • Elizabeth Bucar (Philosophy and Religion) received the Costume Society of America’s Millia Davenport Publication Award and received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for her work “Sacred Writes: Public Scholarship on Religion.”
  • David Lazer (Political Science and Computer Information) received University Distinguished Professor status at the Academic Honors Convocation. He also gave the 55th annual Robert D. Klein Lecture in March 2019 and was awarded a grant from Gallup/DARPA for “Panel Development for Cross National Group Research.”
  • Daniel Aldritch (Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs) was appointed Fulbright Specialist for his work on “Resilience and Security in Trinidad.”
  • Sari Altschuler (English) was awarded a fellowship from Wellesley’s Newhouse Center for the Humanities.
  • Shalanda Baker (Law, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs) received a grant from the Kresge Founcation and the Surdna Foundation for the “Energy Justice Institute.”
  • John Basl (Philosophy) was appointed Fellow in Residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
  • Geoff Boeing (Public Policy and Urban Affairs) received a grant from The Public Good Projects for “Civic Infrastructure, Domain-Specific Chatbots, and Public Information Dissemination.”
  • Anthony Braga (Criminology and Criminal Justice) received a grant from The U.S. Agency for International Development for his work on “Building Evidence on Security and Community Resilience in the Caribbean” and a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation for “Developing New Tools to Fight the Opioid Epidemic.”
  • Phil Brown (Sociology and Health Sciences) received a grant from the National Science Foundation for his work, “The New Chemical Class Activism: Mobilization Around Per- and Polyfluoralkyl.”
  • Timothy Brown (History) was awarded a fellowship from the Rachel Carson Center and LMU Munich.
  • Eilzabeth Maddock Dillon (English) was appointed R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow at the Huntington Library.
  • Julia Flanders (English) received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for “Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist: Institutes on Critical Teaching and Research with Vector Space Models.”
  • James Alan Fox (Criminology, Law, and Public Policy) received a grant from the National Institute of Justice for “The Nature, Trends, Correlates and Prevention of Mass Public Shootings in America, 1976-2018.”
  • Shytierra Gaston (Criminology and Criminal Justice) received a grant from the University of Cincinnati/Arnold Foundation for “Probation and Parole: Fines and Fees.”
  • Eunsong Kim (English) was award a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academies.
  • Heather Streets-Salter (History) was awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for “The Chill Before the Cold War: The Noulens Affair and the Global Struggle Between Communism and Anti-Communism in the Interwar Period.”
  • Denis Sullivan (Political Science and International Affairs) received a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York for his work on “Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in the Arab Region.”
  • Sara Wylie (Sociology and Health Science) received a grant from the National Science Foundation for “CHS-Small Data-Driven Retention in Crowdsourced Image Analysis and Mapping.”
  • Kathrin Zippel (Sociology) received a grant from the National Science Foundation for “Diffusion of Ideas of Gender Equity Interventions Through Networks of U.S. Universities.” 


  • Emma Fridel (Criminology and Criminal Justice) was awarded Northeastern’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Research.
  • Elizabeth Polcha (English) was awarded the Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship at the McNeil Center in Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She will begin her two-year appointment in fall 2019.
  • Jonathan Osborne (English) accepted a Diversity Scholars Fellowship at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. He will begin his one-year appointment at Ithaca this fall.
  • Eileen Kirk (Criminology and Criminal Justice) was the 2018 national winner of the American Society of Criminology’s Gene Carte Student Paper Award. Kirk’s winning paper entitled “Punitive Disadvantage: Prison Cycling as a Dimension of Concentrated Disadvantage” explores mass incarceration and policy consequences faced by ex-offenders returning to disproportionately disadvantaged communities.
  • Sara Dean (Public History) received a grant from Old South Meeting House on the Freedom Trail to conduct research on African American history.


  • Seaton Huang (Asian Studies ‘19) won a scholarship from the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program to work, study, and volunteer in China for seven months.
  • Erin Bourque (International Affairs and Political Science ‘19) received a Pickering Fellowship, which will support a two-year master’s program in the United States.
  • Juan Gallego (Political Science ‘19) was named a 2019 Truman Scholar. In 2017, he formed a human rights commission in his hometown of Chelsea, known for being the most diverse city in Massachusetts.
  • Alex Fatato (History ’19) and Grace Woodward (History ’19), were selected to present their research at the 2019 Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Conference held at Harvard University. Alex presented his research, “The Other Side of Town: Public school integration and resistance in Boston and Nashville, 1957-1987,” and Grace presented her research, “A Local History of Public Defense & Legal Action: The Roxbury Defenders Committee in Boston.”
  • Vishal Makhijani (PPE ‘19) received the Compass Award, a leadership award presented by the Office of Alumni Relations.
  • Jackson Reimer (PPE ‘19) received the Dr. Ruth E. Sullivan Award. This scholarship recognizes a student in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities for excellence in interdisciplinary studies.
  • Kathleen Brody (International Affairs and Human Services ‘19) received the Hodgkinson Award, one of Northeastern University’s highest honors for graduating seniors, for her embodiment of Northeastern’s multifaceted approach to experiential learning.
  • Rebecca Green (Sociology ‘19) received the Wendy Breen Kline Award, which is given to a senior who embodies both leadership and volunteer spirit.
  • Carly Wilhelm (English ‘19) and Thomas Heubel (Economics/Business Administration ‘19) received the CSSH Outstanding Co-op Award for their exceptional work in all of their co-op experiences.
  • Connie Dayina (Economics ‘19), Miranda Martone (Human Services ‘19), Jason Ritchey (Independent ‘19) and Kiran Jivnani (Criminal Justice ‘19) were named Millennium Fellows.
  • Riddhi Samtani (International Affairs ‘19), Ryan Maia (Philosophy & International Affairs ‘19), Erin Sedita (International Affairs & Economics ‘19), Danielle Murad Waiss (Political Science/International Affairs ‘19) and Matthew Lamontagne (Economics/Mathematics ‘19) received the URF Service/Research Project Award.
  • The following CSSH students were named to the Huntington 100, which honors outstanding students whose achievements are commensurate with the university’s mission, ideals, values, and academic plan:
    • Kenneth Barragan (International Affairs ‘19)
    • Erin Bourque (Political Science/International Affairs ‘19)
    • Blair Childs-Biscoe (International Affairs/Economics ‘19)
    • Alexander Hatter (International Affairs ‘19)
    • John Lovett (Political Science & History ‘19)
    • Vishal Makhijani (PPE ‘19)
    • Eleanor Patten (Political Science/Business Administration ‘19)
    • Lauren Ramdin (International Affairs ‘19)
    • Riddhi Samtani (International Affairs ‘19)
    • Carly Schnabel (Political Science ‘19)
    • Katerina Stephan (Economics ‘19)
    • Carly Wilhelm (English ‘19)
  • The following CSSH students were awarded Fulbright Fellowships:
    • Tim DiFazio (English ‘19)
    • Eleanor Patten (Political Science/Business Administration ‘19)
    • Cathy Tripp (International Affairs ‘19)
    • Ngenyi Stephanie Beja (International Affairs ‘19)
  • Danielle Murad Waiss (Political Science/International Affairs ‘19) received the 2019 Honors Student of the Year award.
  • Ryan Maia (International Affairs & Philosophy ‘19) and Eleanor Patten (Political Science/Business Administration ‘19) received the Presidential Global Scholar award.
  • Jameson Johnson (Political Science/Communication Studies ‘19) received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
  • Kelsey Barley (Criminal Justice & Business Administration ‘19) was awarded the Arnold L. Cormier Memorial Scholarship. The award recognizes the graduating senior with highest GPA pursuing a career in law enforcement.
  • Julian Drury (Criminal Justice ‘19) received the Leonard S. Adelman Memorial Scholarship.
  • Carly Wilhelm (English ’19) and Ashley Liu (English ’19) received the Peter Burton Hanson Undergraduate Writing Award.
  • Michael Hu (Political Science ‘19) and Benjamin Vanderlan (Political Science ‘19) had letters published in the New York Times this year.

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