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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Graduate Student Joins ASA Minority Fellowship Program Cohort

Posted: July 10, 2013

Sociology PhD candidate Jessica Dunning-Lozano received the ASA Council Minority Fellowship. Her dissertation examines the on-the-ground enforcement of zero-tolerance school-level policies, in order to understand how disciplinary alternative education programs may operate to produce and reproduce both educational inequality and perceived student deviance and misbehavior.

Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. Funded by organizations such as Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Midwest Sociological Society, the Association for Black Sociologists, Southwestern Sociological Association, as well as membership donations, MFP seeks to attract talented doctoral students to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in research that is relevant to today’s global society.

Jessica joins six other new Fellows, who will officially begin their participation in the program on August 1, which also begins MFP’s 40th anniversary year.

Congratulations, Jessica!

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