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Recent PhD, Anjuli Fahlberg, has been awarded the Best Dissertation award from the American Sociological Association

Former PhD student, Anjuli N. Fahlberg, has won the ASA Dissertation Award for her dissertation titled “Activism Under Fire: Violence, Poverty, and Collective Action in Rio de Janeiro.” As an ASA award recipient, she joins a venerable group of scholars and educators who have been honored for achieving excellence in scholarship, teaching, practice, and public…
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Published On: June 11, 2019 |
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Vera wins Switzer Fellowship

Congratulations to PhD student Lourdes Vera on receiving a Fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. These highly competitive and prestigious awards go to “highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field” (Switzer Foundation website). Great…
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Published On: May 20, 2019 |
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Two PhD Students, Jeff Sternberg and Rebekah Getman, accepted to the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

From the evening of Sunday, June 16 to the morning of Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will sponsor a partner site in Boston for the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and…
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Published On: May 7, 2019 |
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Doreen Lee receives Harry J. Benda Book Prize

Doreen Lee, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been awarded the Harry J. Benda Book Prize for 2019 by the Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies.  This award was given in recognition of her achievement as the author of Activist Archives: Youth Culture and the Political Past in Indonesia, published by Duke University…
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Published On: January 23, 2019 |
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Associate Professor Jeff Juris and doctoral students Sam Maron and Ben Levy published in Interface

Associate Professor Jeff Juris and doctoral students Sam Maron and Ben Levy published in Interface. Falzon, Danielle, Samuel Maron, Robert Wengronowitz, Alex Press, Benjamin Levy, and Jeffrey Juris. 2018. “To Change Everything, It Takes Everyone: Recursivity in the People’s Climate March.” Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements  

Published On: January 17, 2019 |
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Doctoral student Lauren Contorno published in Interface

Doctoral student Lauren Contorno just published a sole-authored article in Interface “Turtles & teamsters revival? Analyzing labor unions’ environmental discourse from the 2014 People’s Climate March”.

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Doctoral student Lourdes Vera published in Mobilization’s special issue

Doctoral student Lourdes Vera is first author on an article just published in Mobilization’s special issue on opposition to the Trump administration: ” Data Resistance: A Social Movement Autoethnography of the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative” (Lourdes A. Vera, Lindsey Dillon, Sara Wylie, Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Aaron Lemelin, Phil Brown, Christopher Sellers, Dawn Walker, and…
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Recent PhD Anna Revette interviewed by CNN Money

Recent PhD Anna Revette was interviewed by CNN Money about her dissertation research on the cultural politics of lithium production in Bolivia.

Published On: October 1, 2018 |
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Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) receives two large grants

A $500,000 grant from the David and Lucile  Packard Foundation and a $200,000 grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation support EDGI’s work to archive federal environmental data, monitor changes to federal websites, and interview past and present EPA and other staff. EDGI is a 180-person organization which includes faculty members Sara Wylie and Phil…
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Published On: September 24, 2018 |
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Phil Brown was awarded two grants in September on PFAS chemicals

One, a 3-year $500,000 grant from NSF,  “The New Chemical Class Activism: Mobilization Around Per- and Polyfluoralkyl Substances” (with co-PI Alissa Cordner, Whitman College), uses a national database constructed by his lab to analyze community mobilization around contamination, conducts water testing, and studies how people understand and use testing results. The other, a 5-year $2.6…
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