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Achievements 03-04










Student Achievements
2003-2004

Mariah P. Adin, M.A. student in History, has received an award for the Best Graduate Student Paper, from the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Southwest Regional Conference, Arizona State University.

Elizabeth Agosto, M.A. student in Sociology & Anthropology, has received the Dartmouth Alumni Scholarship.

Grigoris Argeros, a Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented his paper "Housing Turnover and the Presence of Racial/Ethnic Segregation in New York City" at the 2004 Eastern Sociological Society and the Urban Affairs Association.

Grigoris Argeros, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented "Holding the Line..." with Dr. Emily Rosenbaum of Fordham University at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association.

Elson Bond, Ph.D. student in English Languages and Literatures, presented a paper entitled "Trans-Atlantic Sympathies: British and American theories of Moral Epistemology" at the South Central Eighteenth Century Studies Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Marilyn Boyer, Ph.D. student in English Languages and Literatures, published two articles, "The Treatment of the Wound in Stephen Cranes The Red Badge of Courage" in the Stephen Crane Studies 12.1 and "The Disabled Female Body as a Metaphor for Language in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar" appeared in Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 33.2.

Jenny Brooks-Klinger, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented her paper "American Values and Car Ownership" at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Nanlai Cao, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented "Transnationalism and Negotiation..." at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Nanlai Cao, a Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, received the 2003 Robert J. McNamara Award for Best Graduate Student Paper for his paper "Negotiating the Sacred in the Ethnic Enclave: Youth Adaptation Processes in a Chinatown Church" from the Assocation for the Sociology of Religion.

Al Coppola, Ph.D. student in English Languages & Literatures, presented a paper entitled "The Secret History of Eliza Haywood's Works: A Study of the Book Trade" at the South Central Eighteenth Century Studies Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Amy Desautels, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented her paper "Under the Bridge: A Political Economy of Sex Work in the South Bronx" at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Roman, Ph.D. student in Psychology was an Alternate for the Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program.

Chris Donoghue, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented his paper "Effects of Payment Type Mix..." at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Anna Mae Duane, Ph.D. student in English Languages & Literatures, published her article "Fighting Sentimentality: remaking Maternity in Frank J. Webb's The Garies and their Friends" in the Spring 2004 edition of African American Review.

Anna Mae Duane, Ph.D. student in English Languages & Literatures, published her article, "Casualties of the Rod: Rebellious Children, Disciplining Indians and the Critique of Colonial New England" was published in Messy Beginnings: Postcoloniality and Early American Studies, Rutgers Press.

Ed Gallagher, a Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, received an Honorable Mention from the American Sociological Association Sexualities and Sex/Gender Sections' Martin Levine Dissertation Award.

Ed Gallagher, a Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, had a review essay on Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill, by Jessic Stern (Harper Collins), and Images of Terror: What We Can and Can't Know About Terrorism, by Philip Jenkins (Aldine de Gruyter) in the journal Theoretical Criminology.

Ed Gallagher, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented his papers "The Moral and Sensual Attractions of Terrorism: Towards and Understanding of Suicide Missions" and "Queer Routes to Policy Choices: The Gay Conservative Framing of Gay Rights" at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Marcella D. Gift, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received an Inter-American Developmental Bank Internship.

H. Ashley Hall, Ph.D. student in Theology, has received a Research Fellowship at the Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Fellowship and the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) Scholarship, Goethe Institute in Dresden, Germany.

Elizabeth L. Hardman, Ph.D. student in History, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to France.

Michael Heidenberg, Ph.D. student in English Languages & Literatures, has presented a paper at the NASSR Conference entitled "Forging a Life: William-Henry Ireland and the Search for the Artistic Identity."

Qi Hnag, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received a US Foreign Policy Colloquium Travel Award from the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

Dean Johnson, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received the American Academy of Diplomacy's Honorable Leonard Marks Essay Award on American Foreign Policy.

Joseph P. Kelly, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received a Post-Graduate International Development Fellowship from Catholic Relief Services-Brazil.

Gintare Kemekliene, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received a Lithuanian Foundation Graduate Scholarship, 2004.

Grace Ledwidge, Ph.D. student in English Languages & Literatures, had her essay "Death in Marriage: The Tragedy of Elizabeth Reegan in John McGahern's The Barracks" published in the Irish University Reviews 35.1.

Liu Liu, Ph.D. student in Economics, has received the US Foreign Policy Colloquium Travel Award from the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

Lorah Madete, Ph.D. student in Economics, has received a Ford Foundation Scholarship to Tanzania.

Elise Martucci, Ph.D. student in English Languages & Literatures, presented at three conferences and organized two panels. She put together the panel "Altered Realities, Altered Identities: Construction of Place and Subjectivity in American Writing" for the SUNY Stony Brook Graduate English Conference and a second panel "Altered Realities, Altered Identities" for the NYCEA's April 2004 Conference. Elise also presented papers at these conferences. She read "There is no 'I' in Dreamland: The American Real Versus the American Ideal in Don DeLillo's Americana" at Stony Brook. At the NYCEA Conference she presented "There is no Barn: Representations & the Real in Don DeLillo's White Noise". Elise presented a third paper: "Agents of Expression: Conrad's Irony of Writing," for Virginia Tech's March 2004 Conference, "With Pen in Hands."

Virginia Mastromonaco, Ph.D. student in English Languages & Literatures, participated in Coppelia Kahn's seminar at the Folger Institute in Washington, where she presented a paper titled "The making of Shakespeare(s)". In May she presented "Log Cabins, Hard Cider, and the Common Man Myth in Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco.

Colleen S. McClain, Ph.D. student in Psychology, has received the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.

Gina McCormick, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented her paper "Planned Entrepreneurship: The Newest Korean Wave in Working Class" at Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association.

Gina McCormick, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented her paper "Is the Newest Wave the Korean Working Class?" at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Matthew T. McGarry, M.A. student in International Political Economy & Development program, has received a Post-Graduate International Development Fellowship from Catholic Relief Services - Zimbabwe.

Ann Michaud, a sPh.D. student in Theology presented her paper " Karl Rahner's Theologgy of God" at the American Academy of Religion's Mid-Atlantic Conference in New Brunswick, NJ in March, 2004.

Father Pius Charles Murray, CSS
, a Ph.D. student in the Theology Department was named the Secretary of the PBK Association of New York and is a member of the International Society of Intellectual History.

Mary Newell, Ph.D. student in English Languages & Literatures, presented "The Dialogue of the Rock with the Breaker: The Ecopoetics of Adrienne Rich and the Nature Poetry of Sylvia Plath" at the Environment and Community Conference in Saratoga Springs.

Mary Newell, Ph.D. student in English Languages & Literatures, presented two papers entitled "Embodied Mutuality: Reconnecting to Nature and Self: in Terry Tempest Williams" and "Unspoken Hunger" at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment in Boston.

Adjoa K. Numatsi, Ph.D. student in Economics, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to Togo.

Amy L. Peters, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, has received a Summer Fellowship at the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College.

Mark A. Pugliese, a Ph.D. student in Theology, had his article "How Important is the Filioque for Reformed Orthodoxy?" published in the Westminster Theological Journal.

Mark A. Pugliese, a Ph.D. student in Theology, had his article "Is Karl Rahrer a Modalist?" published in the Irish Theological Quarterly.

Francine Raguso, a Ph.D. student Sociology & Anthropology, had her article "Foster Care" published in Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities in June 2004.

Francine Raguso, a Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, gave a presentation at ESS entitled "A Study of Patrons of Pornography Using Eruing Goffman's Dramaturgical Model as a Framework for Micro-Sociological Theory."

Ana C. Ribeiro, Ph.D. student in Biological Sciences, has received a Trainee Research Excellence Award from the American Sleep Research Society.

Rosendo Y. Ramirez-Taza, Ph.D. student in Economics, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to Peru.

Rodolfo Soriano-Nunez, a Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, received a Graduate Summer Seminar Scholarship to the Erasmus Institute at Notre Dame University.

Andrew Tumminia, Ph.D. student in English Languages & Literatures, participated in a seminar called "King James: Author and Mover" and presented a paper, "Tobacco being a common herb: James I and the Defetishsized Commodity in A Counterblaste to Tobacco" at the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Assocation of America in New Orleans.

Ayse Yasemin Urganci-Yalta, Ph.D. student in Economics, has received United Nations Developmental Programme Internship from the Office of Developmental Studies.

Sara C. Vecchiotti, Ph.D. student in Psychology, has received a Congressional Fellowship from the Society for Research in Child Development.

Joyce Weil, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented her paper "The Changing Demographic Portrait of Aging in the United States" at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society in New York.

Joyce Weil, a Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, was an invited observer at the International Society for the Scientific Study of Population's "Increasing Longevity: Causes, Consequences, and Prospects," conference.

Joyce Weil, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented "Personal Health Information and HIPAA: An Introduction to the Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality's Website Initiative" at the Annual Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistical Association in San Francisco.

Joyce Weil, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented "Statistical Methods for Data Disclosure Limitation: An Introduction to the Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality's Website Initiative" at the Annual Joint Statistical Meeting of the American Statistical Association in San Francisco.

David W. Woods, a Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented his paper "Democratizing Lower Manhattan: Housing for Live/Work Neighborhoods" at the New York Pragmatist Forum held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus.

David W. Woods, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented his paper "Democracy in Everyday Life" to be blind-reviewed at the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy's 31st Annual Conference at Birmingham.


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