Lauren Olsen received her PhD from the Department of Sociology in 2019 and is now a first-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor at Temple University. In her dissertation, “Curricular Opportunities and Constraints: The Incorporation of the Humanities and Social Sciences into Contemporary U.S. Medical Education,” Olsen draws upon in-depth interviews, non-participant observation, and curricular materials to show how medical educators integrate the humanities and social sciences into the medical curriculum. Her work contributes to debates about how medical professionals conceptualize what it means to be a good doctor, how scholars engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, and how educators’ approaches to curricular integration contribute to or challenge existing structures of inequality. Congratulations to Lauren on her many achievements!
Bennetta Jules-Rosette, Distinguished Professor and Director of the African and African-American Studies Research Center, has recently published her new book African Art Reframed: Reflections and Dialogues on Museum Culture. Along with J.R. Osborn, she explores the reframing of African art through case studies of museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Drawing on extensive conversations with curators, collectors, and artists, African Art Reframed is an essential guide to building new exchanges and connections in the dynamic worlds of African and global art.
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Honors program alumnus Garrett Martin receives the 2020 first place Undergraduate Library Research Prize for strategically leveraging UC San Diego Library resources and services to produce groundbreaking research.
Three UCSD-affiliated scholars win 2020 ASA International Migration Section Awards—Professor David FitzGerald for his book Refuge Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum, Angela Garcia for her book Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law (UCSD PhD, 2015, now Associate Professor at the University of Chicago), and graduate student Jiaqi (Mars) Liu for an article appearing in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Congratulations to all three on this trifecta!
Professor Emeritus Richard Madsen is named a 2020 Revelle Medal recipient, the highest honor given by the Chancellor to a retired or emeriti UC San Diego faculty member.
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Professor John Skrentny and graduate student Stacey Livingstone receive 2019-2020 Distinguished Teaching Awards—the highest honors for teaching at UC San Diego.
The full list of people who received the Distinguished Teaching Award can be found here. Congrats to all!
Sabrina Strings (UCSD PhD 2012 and Associate Professor at UC Irvine) is the author of an op-ed published in the May 25, 2020 New York Times. Drawing on her 2019 book, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia, Sabrina questions the scientific, media, and political arguments connecting African Americans, obesity, and morbidity due to Covid-19.
The article is available here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/25/opinion/coronavirus-race-obesity.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
Neil Gong, new Assistant Professor in 2021, writes op ed about sheltering homeless people during pandemic
Neil Gong will begin teaching as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology in Fall 2021. He currently is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan.
In late April, Gong published an op-ed in CalMatters on the continually evolving CA plan to place homeless people in hotels. Please follow this link to read his proposal.