AUSTIN, Texas – The following graduate students affiliated with the Urban Ethnography Lab have been awarded highly competitive external funding:
Jorge Derpic, graduate student in Sociology and Population Research Center Graduate Student Trainee, was awarded fellowships from the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) and the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS) at Oxford University for his work on crime and insecurity, social movements, and internal migration in the city of El Alto, Bolivia.
Jessica Dunning-Lozano, graduate student in Sociology with a portfolio in the Center for Mexican American Studies, was awarded the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for her project entitled “Removal, Isolation, and Discipline in Texas Schools: An Ethnographic Study of a 6th – 12th Grade Disciplinary Alternative Education Program.”
Marcos Pérez, a graduate student in Sociology and a Population Research Center Graduate Student Trainee, was awarded aNational Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support his work on the relationship between pro-market economic policies, income equality, and collective action following the 2001-2002 economic crisis in Argentina.
Esther Sullivan, a Powers and Hogg Foundation Moore Fellow, was awarded a dissertation fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for her work on “Manufactured Insecurity: Eviction and Forced Relocation in Manufactured Home Parks.” Esther is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology.
These students all workshopped their projects in the Ethnography Lab, under the supervision of Lab director Prof. Javier Auyero. The Ethnography Lab, launched in 2012, is a joint venture of the Population Research Center and the Department of Sociology. The Lab hosts a variety of events, including professional development sessions which supported these students in their search for external funding.
Congratulations to both these students and the Ethnography Lab!