In January 2021, Professor John Skrentny’s research on immigration policies for STEM PhDs appeared in Science magazine, while Assistant Professor Neil Gong published an article in The Atlantic outlining a range of interventions for right-wing extremism. Early in February, Assistant Teaching Professor Michel Estefan contributed an article to Inside Higher Ed on how to build supportive classrooms that generate equity, particularly in our current remote environment. In May, Neil Gong wrote about homelessness in California for theWashington Post. For more on these and other faculty publications, please see faculty members’ CVs and personal websites.
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Faculty Publish in Science Magazine; Write for Public Audiences in The Atlantic, Inside Higher Ed, and Washington Post
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.
For more information, click here.
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.
See more here.
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!
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.
Professor Mary Blair-Loy was quoted in an April 28 story in the New York Times. The article looked at how the Covid 19 lockdown has exposed the fiction that child care and working are separable. The article’s first hyperlink (on undivided loyalty) is to Blair-Loy’s book landmark book, Competing Devotions.
You can find the article here https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/upshot/coronavirus-exposes-workplace-truths.html
In a 2019 empirical analysis of the multi-disciplinary work-family literature, Prof. Mary Blair-Loy was named a “Top Ten Extraordinary Contributor” in the “Landmark Contributions” category and a “Top 50 Contributor” in the overall contributions category. View Prof. Blair-Loy’s study here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13668803.2019.1596881.
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John Skrentny, a Professor of Sociology and UCSD faculty member, was recently referenced in a Voice of San Diego article regarding the Trump administration’s decision to repeal an Obama administration rule allowing spouses of H-4 visa holders to legally work in the United States, and its potential impacts on the economy of San Diego. The article referencing Professor Skrentny can be found here.
You can also view Professor Skrentny’s personal website here.