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Recent Graduate Student Publications

Comi, Matt. 2020. "Other agricultures of scale: Social and environmental insights from Yakima Valley hop growers." Journal of Rural Studieshttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.10.041

Kim, Andrew Taeho, ChangHwan Kim, Scott Tuttle, and Yurong Zhang. 2020. "COVID-19 and the decline in Asian American employment." Research in Social Stratification and Moblity. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2020.100563

Comi, Matt, 2020. "The distributed farmer: rethinking US Midwestern precision agriculture techniques." Environmental Sociologyhttps://doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2020.1794426

Cooper, David, Brock Ternes, and James Ordner. 2020. "Grassroots resistance to energy project encroachment: Analyzing environmental mobilization against the Keystone XL Pipeline." Journal of Civil Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/17448689.2020.1717151

Adamson, Erin, and Cecilia Menjívar. 2020. "The Impact of Adjacent Laws on Implementing Violence Against Women Laws: Legal Violence in the Lives of Costa Rican Women." Law & Social Inquiryhttps://doi.org/10.1017/lsi.2019.58

Oh, Byeongdon. 2019. "Broken Promise of College? New Educational Sorting Mechanisms for Intergenerational Association in the 21st Century. Social Science Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2019.102375

Altamura, Christopher. 2019. "The Sorrows of Modern Subjectivity: Capital, Infinity Disease, and Werther's Hysterical Neurosis." Fast Capitalismhttps://doi.org/10.32855/fcapital.201902.005

Lipsman, Jacob E. Forthcoming.“Local Knowledge and Democracy in Fisheries Management: A Case Study of Adaptation to the Anthropocene in Southeast Louisiana.” Ecology and Society

Matlock, Adrianne Showalter, and Jacob Lipsman. 2019. Mitigating Environmental Harm in Urban Planning: An Ecological Perspective.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. doi:10.1080/09640568.2019.1599327

Ohmsford, Dean. 2019. But I'm the Lucky One: A Narrative. In B. Slatton and C. Brailey (Eds.), Women and Inequality in the 21st Century. Routledge.

Comi, Matt. Forthcoming. “Participatory research in more than human worlds.” Book Review. Agriculture and Human Values. doi.org/10.1007/s10460-019-09969-4

Comi, Matt. 2019. “‘The Right Hybrid for Every Acre’: Assembling the Social Worlds of Corn and Soy Seed-Selling in Conventional Agricultural Techniques.” Sociologia Ruralis. doi.org/10.1111/soru.12227

Comi, Matt. 2018. “Rethinking control: Complexity in agri-environmental governance research” Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2018.083.015


Recent Graduate Student Awards, Grants, & Honors

Darcy Sullivan. 2020. National Council on Family Relationships, Families & Health Section, Outstanding Student and New Professional Poster Award. 

David Cooper. 2020. KU Graduate Studies Summer Research Scholarship.

Sarah Smith. 2020. KU Graduate Studies Summer Research Scholarship.

Darcy Sullivan. 2020. Midwest Sociologists for Women in Society Graduate Student Paper Award.

Kafayat Mahmoud. 2020. Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Foundation, Sherman and Irene Dreiseszun Scholarship.

Matt Comi. 2020. NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.

Erin Adamson, 2019. NSF Doctoral Disseration Improvement Grant.

Erin Adamson. 2019. KU Latin American Studies Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship.

Matt Comi. 2019. American Sociology Association (ASA): Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism
 (for the paper “‘The Right Hybrid for Every Acre’: Assembling the Social Worlds of Corn and Soy Seed-Selling in Conventional Agricultural Techniques.”)

Matt Comi. 2019. Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS): Alex McIntosh Prize for Graduate Student Paper (For the working paper: "‘Pure yeast cultures’: a social history of standard lager 1850-1910”)

Matt Comi. 2019. Institute for Policy and Social Research (IPSR) Doctoral Fellow

Kafayat Mahmoud. 2019. Gerontological Society of America Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop Junior Investigator Diversity Fellow Travel Award.

Kafayat Mahmoud. 2019. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Doctoral Fellowship with Hall Center for the Humanities, Kansas African Studies Center, & Spencer Museum of Art

Kafayat Mahmoud. 2019. Stephen McNown and Miriam McNown Memorial Scholarship, KU International Affairs.

Scott Tuttle. 2019. KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Research Excellence Initiative Graduate Student Grant Writing Fund.

Scott Tuttle. 2019. Institute for Policy and Social Research (IPSR) Doctoral Fellow

Recent Doctoral Student Job Placements

Jacob Lipsman, Impact Analyst, LifeCity.

Byeongdon Oh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Portland State University, starting June 2020.

Andrea Gómez Cervantes, President's Postoctoral Fellow, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies, 2019-20.
Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University, Department of Sociology, starting Fall 2020.

Lukas Szrot, Assistant Professor, Bemidji State University, Department of Sociology & Communication Studies, starting Fall 2019.


David Cooper, John Mcain, Prof. Nagel

PhD student David Cooper received the Sherman & Irene Dreiseszun Scholarship from the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation in Spring 2016. Pictured left to right: 2016 Good Neighbor Award Recipient Sen. John McCain, David Cooper, Prof. Joane Nagel, and President of the Board of Directors Karl Zobrist.


Graduate Student Kudos

Congrats to PhD student Darcy Sullivan on winning the National Council on Family Relationships, Families & Health Section, Outstanding Student and New Professional Poster Award!

PhD candidate Matt Comi has a new article in Journal of Rural Studies!

PhD students Andrew Taeho Kim, Scott Tuttle, and Yurong Zhang's article on COVID-19, co-written with Dr. ChangHwan Kim, is available online from Research in Social Stratification and Mobility!

Recent PhD graduate Jacob Lipsman has a new position as an Impact Analyst for LifeCity!

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