Category: Awards & Honors

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

Awards in November 2020 – Chris Maggio, Ruth Milkman, and Luke Elliott-Negri

Chris Maggio received the Junior Scholar Award from the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality


Ruth Milkman (Faculty) and Luke Elliott-Negri won a $48,300 grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to study food workers and collective action in light of COVID-19.

Professor Jayne Mooney won the 2020 Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor  Jayne Mooney won the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice (DCCSJ), part of the American Society of Criminology. This award acknowledges and honors Prof. Mooney’s sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching, and service in the field of critical criminology. Prof. Mooney received 15 letters of nomination, an usually large amount for what is the highest honor for the Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice.

Prof. Mooney also published a new book titled The Theoretical Foundations of Criminology: Place, Time and Context (Routledge 2020) . The book was just reviewed in Theoretical Criminology