Recent Student Awards

We commend these Sociocultural Wing graduate students for their recent academic achievements.

Ph.D. Completion

  • Vanessa de Koninck: Disruptions, transformations, and divisions: Negotiating joint management in Northern Australia.
  • Camilo Sanz: Oncopolitics of deferral and temporal urgency: Health insurances, biomedical practices, and cancer in Colombia.


  • Tory Brykalski: Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship; Mellon Border Studies; and the Suad Joseph Graduate Research Award
  • Yi Dayton: Graduate Studies Travel Award, Dissertation Provost Award
  • Tanzeen Doha: Hayman Foundation Fellowships
  • Justin Haruyama: NSF
  • Whitney Larratt-Smith: CoLED Summer Research Grant
  • Justin Malachowski: UNESCO Net-Med Youth Program Grant, INTERFERENCE - International Light Art Project Grant, EL Warcha Collaborative Design Studio Grant,  Suad Joseph Graduate Research Award
  • Meichun Lee: Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (2018-19), Provost’s Dissertation Year Fellowships, UC Davis (2018-19), CIAC Grant, Association for Asian Studies (2017)
  • Mariel Garcia Llorens: Miguel Velez Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
  • Melissa Salm: NIH Fogarty - UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship (2017-18)
  • Muneeza Rizvi: Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) from the Social Science and Research Council (SSRC), Dissertation Fieldwork Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, Suad Joseph Graduate Research Award, FRI Graduate Summer Research Fellowship
  • Fatih Tatari: Mellon Border Studies

Crook Research Awards

  • Megan Donnelly: Spring 2016
  • Whitney Larratt-Smith: Spring 2016
  • Caroline McKusick: Fall 2015

Kautz Family Award

  • Yi Dayton: 2016–17
  • Jorge Nuñez: 2015–16


  • Badiey, Naseem, and Doll, Christian. 2018. ”Planning amidst precarity: utopian imaginings in South Sudan,” Journal of Eastern African Studies, 12(2): 367-385, DOI: 10.1080/17531055.2018.1408305.
  • Garcia Llorens, Mariel, and Uccelli, Francesca. 2018.“Tránsitos en zapatillas de marca: Jóvenes limeños en contextos de crecimiento económico” [Journeys in brand-name sneakers: young limeños and economic growth], Bolivian Research Review, 13(1): 117- 132.


  • Mariel Garcia Llorens: “Solo Zapatillas de marca,” Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference 2017, Lima, Peru.