Two of our recent Ph.D. graduates have won the Katherine DuPre Lumpkin Dissertation of the Year award.
Jinho Kim, now at Korea University, won the award for the academic year of 2017-18. His dissertation is titled “The Social Dynamics of Adolescent Health and Achievement: The Role of Local Hierarchies in the School Context” and was supervised by Jason Fletcher, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology.
Amanda McMillan Lequieu, now at Drexel University, won the award for the academic year of 2018-19. Her dissertation is titled “In a Rusted Place: Iron, Steel, and the (Re)creation of Home in the American Rustbelt” and was supervised by Mike Bell, Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology.
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 a former student who, in the eyes of a Sociology faculty committee, wrote the best dissertation during the previous academic year. This year we are presenting awards for the academic years of both 2017-18 and 2018-19. The winners are awarded $800.
Congratulations Jinho and Amanda!