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Recent grad a postdoc fellow at Harvard U.

Tricia Wang is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

During her time there, she will be turning her dissertation into a book that is tentatively titled, “Tales from the Chinese Internet.”  She will be giving a live streamed talk on Feb 18th for anyone who wants to see it.https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2014/02/wang

For anyone who wants to read the dissertation, it can be downloaded here. http://bit.ly/TALKINGTOSTRANGERS

Tricia also has a fellowship at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. Next year she will be teaching a course on ethnography for designers and engineers.

In addition to Tricia’s academic appointments, she has started a consulting firm where she brings in ethnographers and quantitative data scientists to transform how organizations conduct research.  In this upcoming O’reilly talk, Tricia will be talking a bit about what she does with companies:http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/3020

Tricia recently gave the opening keynote talk at EPIC at the Royal Institution in London. It’s about the cultural construction of prediction and measurement. The talk transcript can be downloaded here: http:/bit.ly/ORALCES

Congratulations to Tricia on all her recent successes and accomplishments!

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Post-doc at a joint program Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute and the Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center

Ellis Dillon, who defended her dissertation in late May has been offered a two year post-doc at a joint program of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute and the Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center.   She will be one of three Levy Fellows who will be using medical sociology to evaluate innovations in real world medical practices.

In their words, the three fellows “will collectively bring skills in a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and expertise in assessing not just whether an innovation “worked,” but also the organizational and economic factors contributing to its success (or failure), how the innovation was adopted and adapted by each setting, how patients and providers were engaged in the new care process, and how to draw lessons from the experience for scaling up.”

Congratulations to Ellis!

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Kelly Nielsen receives UC/ACCORD Dissertation Fellowship

Grad student, Kelly Nielsen just received the UC/ACCORD Dissertation Fellowship to support his dissertation project, entitled “Aspiring in Place: Low-Income Women and the Pursuit of Higher Education in the Outer City.”  This highly competitive fellowship is for groundbreaking research that will also make a significant contribution to educational equity. Congrats Kelly!

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Sabrina Strings awarded Postdoc Fellowship

Sabrina Strings has been awarded the extremely prestigious and generous UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, renewable for two years and with a joint appointment in the School of Public Health and Sociology.

Congrats, Sabrina!

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Jeff Tirshfield wins IGERT Fellowship

Congratulations to Jeff Tirshfield on winning an IGERT Fellowship, based in the SIO!

Jeff is the second Sociology grad student to win this competitive fellowship, after Justin Feng won it last year.

Congrats Jeff!

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Kevin Moseby awarded UC President’s Postdoc Fellowship

Graduate student Kevin Moseby has just been awarded a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow and will be working with Shari Dworkin at UC San Francisco.  The UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship gives  $4,000 for research and professional development in addition to a full salary including benefits.  A renewal of the fellowship for an additional term may be granted upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events, such as the annual Academic Retreat.

Well done, Kevin!

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