Month: April 2020

Dr. Arnold Dashefsky Receives Sklare Award

The Marshall Sklare Award is given annually by the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ) to a senior scholar who has made a significant scholarly contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry, primarily through the publication of a body of research in books and articles or of published work related to public policy.

We are proud to share that Professor Emeritus Arnold Dashefsky, founder of the Center for Judaic Studies, will receive the Sklare Award this year for his career-long distinguished contributions to the field of sociology. Awardees are prolific scholars who have helped to shape the modern study of Jewish life

The Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry is a cross-disciplinary organization of individuals whose research concerns the Jewish people throughout the world. The ASSJ encourages and facilitates contact among researchers, supports the dissemination of research, and assists in the cultivation of younger scholars.

Allen Hyde: Georgia Tech SGA’s Dean George C. Griffin Faculty of the Year Award

Allen Hyde, UConn Sociology PhD Graduate in the Class of 2016, was awarded the Georgia Tech SGA’s Dean George C. Griffin Faculty of the Year Award at the Up with the White & Gold awards ceremony. He was nominated by several students for engaging with issues that local Atlanta communities face and for the passion and care that he takes in his teaching.

Phoebe Godfrey: Contributing Author to “The Immigrant Food Nexus”

The Open Access edition of The Immigrant-Food Nexus: Borders, Labor and Identity in North America is now available at:
https://direct.mit.edu/books/book/4614/The-Immigrant-Food-NexusBorders-Labor-and-Identity.

Phoebe Godfrey contributed a chapter on CLiCK, a non-profit, multi-cultural, multi-service kitchen connecting farmers, chefs, and food-lovers. Their producers buy local ingredients, support local farms, and help to grow our local economy—right here in Windham County.

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David Embrick: Africana Studies Institute Faculty Research Funding

Congratulations to David Embrick, who is a distinguished awardee for the competitive 2019-2020 Africana Studies Institute Faculty Research Funding for his proposal titled "Blackness, Racial Oppression, and Continued Violations of Human Rights: Comparing [illegally occupied] Palestine and [racial apartheid in] South Africa."

The Africana Studies Institute (ASI) at the University of Connecticut prioritizes faculty research and extraordinary, cross institutional events for wide public dissemination (irrespective of disciplinary moorings) that privilege African-descended perspectives (continental or diasporic).

Kate Ragon: Visiting Assistant Professor at Oberlin College

Congratulations to Kate Ragon, who has accepted a job as a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) at Oberlin College. Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college and conservatory of music in Oberlin, Ohio. It is the oldest coeducational liberal arts college in the United States and the second oldest continuously operating coeducational institute of higher learning in the world.

Cara Cancelmo: Honorable Mention in NSF GRFP Competition

Congratulations to Cara Cancelmo, who received an Honorable Mention in the 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) competition. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.