2007

Traci Burch

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2007.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University.
Research Professor, American Bar Foundation.


Trading Democracy for JusticeTraci Burch's latest book, Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation, has been published by University of Chicago Press (2013).

  • Winner of the APSA Ralph Bunche Book Award, 2014.

  • Winner of the APSA Urban Politics Best Book Award, 2014.

  • Winner of the APSA Law and Courts Section C.Herman Pritchett Award for Best Book in the Field of Law and Courts, 2014.

Creating a New Racial Order

Jennifer L. Hochschild, Vesla M. Weaver (Ph.D. '07), and Traci R. Burch's book, Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America, has been published by Princeton University Press (2012).

Dissertation awards:

  • Winner of the American Political Science Association's E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American Politics (2009).

  • Winner of the the American Political Science Association's William Anderson Award for the best dissertation in field of state and local politics, federalism, or intergovernmental relations (2008).

  • Winner of the American Political Science Association's Urban Politics Section award for best dissertation in urban politics (2008) for her dissertation, “Punishment and Participation: How Criminal Convictions Threaten American Democracy.” 

  • Winner  2007 Harvard University Robert Noxon Toppan prize, awarded for the best essay or dissertation upon a subject of political science.

Naomi Calvo

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2007.
Director of Research and Accountability, Bellevue School District, Washington.
Cybelle Fox

Cybelle Fox, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley.

Cybelle Fox

Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley.

Robert Wood Johnson Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of California, Berkeley (2007-2009).

Three Worlds of ReliefCybelle Fox's latest book, Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal (Princeton University Press, 2012), compares the incorporation of blacks, Mexicans, and European immigrants in the American welfare system from the Progressive Era to the New Deal. Fox won six book awards for Three Worlds of Relief, including the 2012 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems:

  • Co-Winner of the 2014 Barrington Moore Book Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.
     
  • Winner of the 2013 Distinguished Book Award, Latina/o Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.
     
  • Winner of the 2013 Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award, International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.
     
  • Co-Winner of the 2013 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.
     
  • Winner of the 2012 Award for Best Book in Latino Politics, Latino Caucus of the American Political Science Association.
     
  • Winner of the 2012 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Daniel Hopkins

Ph.D. in Political Science, 2007.
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania


Daniel Hopkins is a co-winner of the 2014 Emerging Scholar Award from the Elections, Public Opinion, and Political Behavior section of the American Political Science Association. The award recognizes the top scholar in the field who is within 10 years of his or her Ph.D.

Daniel Hopkins has been awarded American Political Science Association’s E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American Government (2008).

Kirsten Dinnall Hoyte

A.M. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Teacher and Author, Concord Academy.


Kirsten Dinnall Hoyte is the author of Black Marks (Akashic Books, 2006). She was awarded the Astraea Emerging Writer Award in 2006 and was a finalist for A Room of Her Own's Gift of Freedom award in 2007.

Katerina Linos

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2006.
Ph.D. in Political Science, 2007.
Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law.


The Democratic Foundations of Policy DiffusionKaterina Linos's first book, 
The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion (Oxford University Press, 2013), examines how health, family, and employment laws spread across countries.

  • Winner of the 2014 APSA Giovanni Sartori Prize for best book on qualitative methods.

  • Winner of the 2014 ISA Chadwick Alger Prize for best book on international organization and multilateralism.

  • Winner of the 2014 Peter Katzenstein Prize  for outstanding first book in international relations or comparative politics.

  • Selected among the Best Books of 2013 on Western Europe by Foreign Affairs.

Katerina Linos is the recipient of the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship (2011).

Linos's dissertation, "Diffusion of Social Policies Across OECD Countries," has won the Harvard University Senator Charles M Sumner Prize for the best dissertation “from the legal, political, historical, economic, social, or ethnic approach, dealing with any means or measures tending toward the prevention of war and the establishment of universal peace” (2007).

Helen B. Marrow

Helen B. Marrow

Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Tufts University.

Robert Wood Johnson Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of California, Berkeley (2008-2010).

New Destination DreamingHelen Marrow's book, New Destination Dreaming: Immigration, Race, and Legal Status in the Rural American South (Stanford University Press, 2011), draws on 129 in-depth interviews and a year of participant observation to understand how Hispanic/Latino newcomers are being incorporated into or excluded from economic, social, institutional, and political life in “new immigrant destinations” of the rural U.S. South. 

Helen Marrow is the winner of the American Sociological Association's 2008 Dissertation Award for best dissertation submitted in the previous calendar year for her dissertation, "Southern Becoming: Immigrant Incorporation and Race Relations in the Rural and Small-Town U.S. South."

Jasmin Sethi

Ph.D. in Economics, 2007.
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2007.
Vice President, BlackRock.

Patrick Sharkey

Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007.
Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University.

Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, Columbia University (2007-2009).
Straus Fellow, Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice, at NYU School of Law (2013-2014).

Stuck in PlacePatrick Sharkey's first book, Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality, has been published by the University of Chicago Press in 2013. 

Winner of the Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award, Population Section of the American Sociological Association, 2014.

Winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society, 2013.

Winner of The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Sociology and Social Work, 2013.

Patrick Sharkey has been named one of four new William T. Grant Scholars for 2010. The program identifies and supports promising early-career researchers in the behavioral and social sciences with five-year research awards.

Adam Thomas

Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2007.
Associate Teaching Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University.


From 2007 to 2011, Adam Thomas was the Research Director for the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families, which is housed in the Institution’s Economic Studies program. While at Brookings, Thomas led the effort to develop FamilyScape, an agent-based simulation model of family formation. 

Vesla M. Weaver

Vesla M. Weaver

Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, 2007.
Associate Professor of African American Studies and Political Science, Yale University.

Vesla M. Weaver  is one of 33 recipients of a prestigious Andrew Carnegie fellowship, awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for the advancement of research in the humanities and social sciences. Weaver is Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Yale, and founding director of its Center for the Study of Inequality.

From Yale News: "Weaver’s proposal for the Carnegie fellowship, titled “The Faces of American Democracy,” will examine the relationship between poor citizens and communities and government in the United States. The project will provide the first systematic study of how Americans in different communities experience government activity across a number of areas, including schools, social welfare agencies, police and probation agencies, civil ordinances, the housing authority, and child protective services."

 

VArresting Citizenshipesla Weaver's newest book with Amy Lerman, Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control, University of Chicago Press (2014), is concerned with the effects of increasing punishment and surveillance in America on democratic inclusion, particularly for the black urban poor. Read more about it on The Chicago Blog.

Vesla Weaver is also working on another book based on her dissertation, Frontlash: Civil Rights, the Carceral State, and the Transformation of American Politics (under contract with Cambridge University Press), which uncovers a connection between the movement for civil rights and the development of punitive criminal justice. 

Creating a New Racial OrderJennifer L. Hochschild, Vesla M. Weaver, and Traci R. Burch's (Ph.D., '07) book, Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America, has been published by Princeton University Press (2012).

Vesla M. Weaver has won the American Political Science Association’s Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Best Dissertation Award (2008) for her dissertation, "Frontlash: Race and the Politics of Punishment."