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Achievements 04-05









Student Achievements
2004-2005

Elizabeth Agosto, M.A. student in Sociology & Anthropology, received a scholarship for NCES/Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) Database Training Seminar in Washington, DC.

Christopher J. Arroyo, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, has received a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Graduate Research Grant, to study in Germany.

Christopher J. Arroyo, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, has received a Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship to work on his dissertation.

Meghan L. Avolio, M.S. student in Biological Sciences, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Germany.

Clara Bibi Baloyra, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received a 21st Century Trust Fellowship to Cambridge, UK.

David Borman, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, has had an article accepted for publication: “To Give in the Name or To Give Without Names: Derrida on the Gift and the Giving of Alms” in Philosophy Today 49/2.

Maitri G. Butcher, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received a Lord Mountbatten Internship with Deutsche Bank, London.

Natalie Byfield, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, was recently quoted in the Village Voice article "A Murder made for the Front Page". Natalie, former Daily News reporter who runs the Black Media Foundation, is writing her dissertation about the Central Park jogger case.

Jenny Brooks-Klinger, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented her paper "American Identity Crisis Post-September 11th: Nationalist vs. Internationalist Discourse in Online Discussion Groups" at the August 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Section of Crime and Deviance in San Francisco.

Jenny Brooks-Klinger, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, recently published a book review on The Death Penalty: An American History and Michael Mellow's Deathwork: Defending the Condemned in the journal Theoretical Criminology.

Leslie Cole, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, was a Fulbright Fellowship Finalist for study in Canada.

Leslie Cole, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, was a Henry Luce Fellowship Finalist for study in Asia.

Maria E. Davalos, Ph.D. student in Economics, received a Fulbright Fellowship for study in Mexico.

Amy Desautels, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, recently had her article, "Homosexual Prisoners" accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities.

Caroline S. Dunn, Ph.D. student in History, has received a National Conference of British Studies Dissertation Fellowship.

Megan Franck, Ph.D. student in History, has received the Folger Institute Seminar Grant.

Gary Gabor, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, gave a lecture entitled “Nietzsche’s Abraham” at the annual meeting of the Long Island Philosophical Society.

Ed Gallagher, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented his paper "The Moral and Sensual Attractions of Terrorism: Suicide Missions and their Emotional Dynamics" at the August 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Section of Crime and Deviance in San Francisco.

Anthony Guevara, M.A. student in Sociology & Anthropology, recently had his article, "Hispanic Prisoners" accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities.

Eleanor Helms, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, presented a paper at the Loyola University Conference on Encounters with the Other entitled “The Adventure into Elsewhere.”

Jane Hingston, M.A. Student in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received a U.S. Presidential Management Fellowship.

Kyle Hubbard, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, presented a paper at the Loyola University Conference on Encounters with the Other entitled “The Idolatry of the Other in Augustine’s Confessions.”

Daniela Ilea, Ph.D. student in Economics, has received a Soros Foundation Global Supplementary Grant.

Dean R. Johnson, M.A. in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received The Leonard Marks Prize from the American Academy of Diplomacy.

Dean R. Johnson, M.A. in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received a Catholic Relief Services Post Graduate International Development Fellowship.

Mathew Kent, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, has received a Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal Fellowship.

Kristine-Angela U. Kintanar, Ph.D. student in Economics, has received an Asian Development Bank Summer Internship.

Tatyana Klimova, M.A. student in the IPED program, has received a Kathryn and Shelby Cullum Davis Foreign Policy Internship from The Heritage Institute.

Sean E. Lake, Ph.D. student in Classical Languages & Literatures, received a New York Classics Club Scholarship: The American Academy in Rome Summer Program.

Gregory Lobo-Jost, M.A. student in Sociology & Anthropology, recently had his article, "Music Programs in Prison" accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities.

Liu Liu, Ph.D. student in Economics, has received a American Institute for Economic Research Summer Fellowship.

Linda Roy McCauley, M.S. student in Biological Sciences, was an Outstanding M.S. Thesis Finalist for the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.

Gina McCormick, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented her paper "Storytelling on the Border: Exploring the Recent Formation of Korean Communities along the Mexico/US Border" at the November 2004 Annual Meeting for the Social Sciences History Association in Chicago.

Ann Michaud, a Ph.D. student in Theology, presented her paper " Toward a Comparative Theological Approach to Islam" at the Engaging Particularities Conference held at Boston College, Boston, MA in March, 2005.

Ann Michaud,
a Ph.D. student in Theology, presented her paper " The History and Future of Dignitatis Humanae:  John Courtney Murray and Religious Freedom" at the College Theology Society's Annual Conference at Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL in May, 2005.

Stephen Minister
, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, delivered a lecture entitled “In Praise of Wanderers and Insomniacs: Economy, Excess, and Self-Overcoming in Nietzsche and Levinas” at the Friedrich Nietzsche Society Conference “Nietzsche and Ethics” on Sept. 11, 2004 at the University of Sussex, England.

Stephen Minister, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, presented a paper at the Loyola University Conference on Encounters with the Other entitled “Critique of the Socially Conditioned Subject: Thinking the Ethical Life with Hegel and Levinas.”

Fr. Juan Molina, Ph.D. student in Economics, has been selected as a Graduate Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Plamen L. Nikolov, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Bulgaria.

Patrick O'Brien, M.S. student in Biological Sciences, was an Outstanding M.S. Thesis Finalist for the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.

Dan Qin, M.A. student in Sociology & Anthropology, recently had her book review of "Violence Against Women in Asian Societies" accepted for publication in the journal Violence Against Women.

Francine Raguso, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented her paper "Children as the Unintended Victims of Incarceration" at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Task Force on Child and Neglect, September 2004.

Keesha-Shabaine Raymond, M.A. student in the IPED program, has received an Organization of American States Graduate Fellowship to study in Jamaica.

Reubin N. Robbins, Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology, received an Assessment Student Research Award from the APA Clinical Neuropsychology Division Harcourt.

Megan A. Rogers, M.A. student in Communication & Media Studies, received a Linda Elson Scholarship from the Media Ecology Association.

Byron C. Romain, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, received an Alfa Fellowship to study in Russia.

Barbara R. Silva, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, received an Inter-American Development Bank Summer Internship.

Ryu Suzuki, Ph.D. student in Economics, has been selected as a Graduate Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Seth Joshua Thomas, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, presented a paper entitled, "Dewey and Derrida on Religion Without Religion" at the The New York Pragmatist Forum.

Joseph Trabbic, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, presented a paper entitled “St. Thomas and the Charge of ‘Ontotheology’: A Guide for the Perplexed” at the International St. Thomas Society meeting at the APA in Boston.

Karen Trimnell, Ph.D. student in English Languages and Literatures, was a Fulbright Fellowship Finalist for the United Kingdom.

Andrew Tumminia, Ph.D. student in English Languages and Literatures, delivered a paper, "Possession and Possessions: Exorcism and the Devil's Goods" at the annual meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies in October 2004. Andrew also organized and chaired a panel at the conference titled, "Is There a Papist in the House?: Latent Catholic Threats in Early Modern England."

Laura Jean Waters, M.A. student in Sociology, recently had her article, "Rikers Island" accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities.

Sarah Weber, M.A. student in the International Political Economy & Development program, has received a Catholic Relief Services Post Graduate International Development Fellowship.

Jared Woodard, Ph.D. student in Philosophy, presented a paper at the Loyola University Conference on Encounters with the Other entitled “Philosophy and Antiphilosophy: The Strange Case of Emmanuel Levinas.”

David W. Woods, Ph.D. student in Sociology & Anthropology, presented his paper "Democratizing Lower Manhattan: Housing for Live/Work Neighborhoods" at the August 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Section on Urban Sociology in San Francisco.


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