GC Psychology Students Awarded Prestigious Fellowships and Honors

Students in the Graduate Center’s Ph.D. Program in Psychology rank among the nation’s most accomplished, as reflected in recent awards and accolades:   

Stephanie Anderson received several honors for her dissertation research titled "(Dis)entangling Sexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity and Race in Antigay Discrimination: An Intersectional Approach,” including the 2014 Division 44 Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award; a Graduate Center Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; and the Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35) Janet Hyde Graduate Student Research Grant.

Christin Bowman was the first prize winner of the 2013 AWP/SPW Annual Student Prize for Psychological Research on Women and Gender.

Kendra Brewster, a Critical Social/Personality Psychology graduate, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement's Dissertation Award. The accolade recognizes outstanding contribution to research on service learning and community engagement for her doctoral dissertation “Between Sites: Critical Convergences at the Personal, Interpersonal, and Institutional Levels in a Service Learning Course.”
Brian Davis was selected as this year's recipient of the Division 44 Committee on Mentoring Travel Award.

Andrew Cory Greene has been awarded the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for his proposal “Alternative to Incarceration and Higher Education Intervention to Support Urban Youth in New York City.” He was also awarded a 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition, he received a 2014 Applied Social Issues Internship from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) for his paper "Street Participatory Action Research: Learning from Urban Youth of Color without High School Diplomas."

Alexis Halkovic received a Provost's Summer Research Award from the Graduate Center this year for her project "Brandishing a Weapon: The Social Significance of Guns in American Culture." She also received the 2013 Applied Social Issues Internship from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) for her project “The Prison to College Pipeline.”

Gaurav Jashnani received two honors – the 2014 Applied Social Issues Internship from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), and an ARC Student Research Praxis Award for 2014-15 – for his proposed research project titled "Collateral Damage and Embodied Consequences: Assessing the Impacts of Order Maintenance Policing on New York City Residents."

Wen Liu and Michelle Fine won the PSC-CUNY 45 Research Award for 2014-2016 for their research project titled "On the Grounds of Transnational LGBTQ Movements in the US, Taiwan, and China: Public Archive, Psychological Wellbeing, and Activist Expertise." Wen was also awarded the Advanced Research Collaborative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies for his upcoming archival research activities in 2014-2015. In addition, he received a Globalization, Health, and Social Justice Fellowship to conduct fieldwork with LGBT activist groups in Taiwan and China, examining/complicating the relationship between human rights and mental health.

Caro Munoz-Proto received the 2013 New Media Lab Digital Dissertation Award for her dissertation project “Memoscopio.”

Akemi Nishida was awarded a Graduate Center Doctoral Dissertation and the American Association of University Women International Fellowship in 2013 for her dissertation research “Confronting the Neoliberal Public Care Machine and Dismantling Race-, Gender-, Disability- Based Injustices: The Co-Construction of Trans-Dependent Care Relationships Between Disabled Care Recipients and Their Care Providers.”

Karyna Pryiomka received the 2013 APA Division 26 (History of Psychology) Best Student Paper Award for "Traces of Humanism in Russian Metaphysical Psychology at the End of the 19th Century," presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

Patrick Sweeney received an Honorable Mention from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies' (CLAGS) Graduate Student Paper Award in 2013 for his paper "Psychological Narratives, Justice Struggles, and Homosexuality."

Submitted on: SEP 10, 2014

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