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Joseph van der Naald was awarded 2023-2024 Center for Engaged Scholarship

Our student Josephy van der Naald was recently awarded the Center for Engaged Scholarship dissertation fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year. The award is $30,000 and the fellowship is designed to support students whose research is politically-engaged, and oriented toward ameliorating inequality of all types, supporting democracy, and addressing environmental issues.

Here is the website that has all the information about the Center and its dissertation fellowship program: Joey would be willing to assist students who are interested in applying for the fellowship next year.

Awards in March-October 2022

Kelley Akhiemokhalivd
Was awarded Research Grant by American Association of Birth Centers Foundation ($5,000)


Edwin Grimsley
Was awarded ASA Minority Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year ($20,000)


Nicholas Rodrigo
Was awarded the 2022 Dissertation Grant by National Institute of Social Sciences


Joseph van der Naald
Won the 2021 New Scholars Research Grant by Labor Research & Action Network


2022-2023 GC Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

  • Juliana de Castro Galvao, Dissertation Year Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Joseph van der Naald, Dissertation Year Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Janina Selzer, Carell Dissertation Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Edwin Grimsley, Capelloni Dissertation Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Nicholas Rodrigo, Center for Place, Culture and Politics Dissertation Award ($10,000)


Early Research Initiative Awards Recipients

  • Viktor Bensus, Pre-Dissertation Research Award ($4,000)
  • Marco Castillo, Pre-Dissertation Research Award ($4,000)
  • August Smith, Pre-Dissertation Research Award ($4,000)
  • Marianne MadorĂ©, ERI Archival Award – American Studies ($4,000)
  • Nicholas Rodrigo, ERI Archival Award – American Studies ($4,000)
  • Cristine Khan, Connect NY Summer Award ($4,000)
  • Kristen Miller, Connect NY Summer Award ($4,000)


Catalyst Grant ($2,000) Recipients

  • Hugo Goeury
  • Alyssa Lyons
  • Cody Melcher
  • Joseph van der Naald

Richard Alba has ranked #110 in the world ranking of top scientists in Law and Political Science

In the 2022 Edition of our Ranking of Top 1000 Scientists in the area of Law and Political science published by, a prominent academic platform for scientists, distinguished professor emeritus Richard Alba has ranked #110 in the world and #69 in the US among the top scientists in the area of Law and Political Science.

The full world ranking:

Congratulations to Professor Richard Alba on this important accomplishment!