Mike Halpin Receives Katherine DuPre Lumpkin Dissertation of the Year Award

Headshot of Mike HalpinMike’s dissertation is titled “A Sociology of Scientific Explanations of Illness: Examining practices of classification, production of research, and experiences of patients” and was supervised by Professor Joan Fujimura. Dr. Lumpkin earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from UW-Madison in 1928 and made her career as a professor at Wells College, in Aurora, NY, specializing in social justice. Each year the Lumpkin award is granted to the former student who, in the eyes of a Sociology faculty committee, wrote the best dissertation during the previous academic year.

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