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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.

In Memoriam – François Anick Joseph 

We are saddened to share that our former student François Anick Joseph passed away on October 27. François was starting to work on his dissertation, “The Religious Practices in the Construction/negotiation of Diaspora Identity among Haitian Immigrants in New York City.” with William Helmreich, Mehdi Bozorgmehr and Philip Kasinitz on his committee. He took a leave of absence in Spring 2008 but decided to continue with his other passion in his home country, as a senator. François was a former senator of the Artibonite Department in Haiti. Our deepest condolences to François’ family and friends. 

Erynn Masi de Casanova, our alumna who was in the same cohort as Francois and is currently Director of Research, Professional Development & Academic Affairs at the ASA, has started to collect money for his family through her PayPal (Erynn Casanova). If someone wants to contribute but doesn’t have a PayPal account, they can just email her at We recently learned that François’ wife passed away four years ago, so his daughters (ages 11 and 9) have lost both parents. We would appreciate anything that people are able to send, even a small amount.

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