Highlights from Announcements 6/17/19

Six Doctoral Students Receive Ford Fellowships

Six doctoral students have been selected to receive 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowships: Jorge Cartaya, Ryan Feathers, Breanna Leslie-Skye, Yoselinda Mendoza, and Kevin Quin received predoctoral competition fellowships, while Esmeralda Arrizon-Palomera received a dissertation competition fellowship. Honorable mentions were awarded to Jordan Garcia, Candice Limper, and Joseph Miranda.

The 2019 predoctoral fellowships will provide funding of $24,000 per year for three years to a total of 71 students and the opportunity to attend a Conference of Ford Fellows expense-free. The dissertation fellowship provides $25,000 in funding for one year to 38 students writing and defending their dissertations.

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Alumnus Spotlight: Jason Corwin, Ph.D.

Jason CorwinJason Corwin is an alumnus of the natural resources and American Indian and indigenous studies programs at Cornell, from which he holds a Ph.D. Before enrolling in a doctoral program, he earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from Cornell as well. Now, he works as executive director at Seneca Media and Communications Center.

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Sociology Doctoral Candidate and Alumna Receive Best Paper Award

Abdullah Shahid with award

A paper by Cornell sociology alumna Ningzi Li, Ph.D. ’17, and doctoral candidate Abdullah Shahid has been awarded “2019 Economic Sociology Best Student Paper Award” from the Canadian Sociological Association (Congress 2019 held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver). The title of the paper is “Liberalization and Legitimacy: Relationship Formation in a Newly Liberalized Market”.