Month: October 2021

Doctoral Student Research Grant (deadline: 1/31/22)

The mission of the Doctoral Student Research Grant Program is to foster a research‐oriented academic culture among Ph.D. students by: (a) providing incentives for students to model and meet, early in their careers, the requirements for succeeding in the competition for funds by clearly defining a problem, a project, and a realistic budget; (b) providing an occasion for faculty‐student mentoring relationships that are oriented around the concrete problems of proposing, planning for, and executing research; and (c) furthering student professional progress by providing funds for pre‐doctoral research publications, presentations, and professional networking. Applicants may submit a budget between $250 and $1,500.

Doctoral students in good standing in their 2nd to 6th year at The Graduate Center are eligible to apply.

For more information go to this link.

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Awards in April-October 2021

Richard Alba

The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream (Princeton University Press, 2020) was selected for the 2021 Otis Dudley Duncan Award (Book Award) from the ASA Sociology of Population Section


Grace Cho (Alum)

Tastes Like War: A Memoir (Feminist Press at City University of New York, 2021) was selected as a finalist for the 2021 National Book Award


Andréa Becker 

Won the 2021 WW Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. Read more about Andréa’s research:


Isabel Gil Everaert

Won the 2021 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Award from the International Migration Section.


Ricardo Gabriel 

Received two dissertation completion fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year from:

Ricardo also received a fellowship through the Center for the Humanities at the GC.


Anna Zhelnina

Won the 2021 Best Dissertation Award given by the ASA’s section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements


Kasey Zapatka

Received the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grant for his research on housing affordability


Kristen L. Miller

Won the 2021 Irwin Polishook Graduate Scholarship Award offered by the Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund


GC Dissertation Fellowship Recipients 

  • Andréa Becker, Dissertation Year Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Beiyi Hu, Dissertation Year Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Maura McGee, Gittell Dissertation Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Kasey Zapatka, Altman Dissertation Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Max Papadantonikis, Connect NY Summer Award ($4,000)
  • Cristine Khan, Public Research Summer Award ($4,000)
  • Edwin Grimsley, Vera Institute Summer Award ($4,000)


Early Research Initiative (ERI) Catalyst Grant ($2,000) Recipients

  • Andréa Becker
  • Thomas Chung
  • Bonnie Ip
  • Nga Than
  • Kasey Zapatka


The Future Initiative 2020-2021 Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Winners 

  • Josephine Barnett
  • Max Papadantonakis
  • Nga Than

Job Appointments April-October 2021

Karen Okigbo 

Accepted a postdoc offer at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Karen defended her dissertation this summer and began the position in September.


Siqi Tu

Accepted a postdoctoral fellow position for Global Perspective on Society at NYU Shanghai for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Siqi is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the department of Ethics, Law and Politics of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.


Jonathan Zisook

Accepted a visiting lecturer position in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh for the 2021-2022 academic year


Wenjuan Zheng 

Accepted an assistant professor position at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology