Sociology 22-23 Awards & Recognition


Fellowships, Grants, & Endowments


A special congratulations to Ruth Braunstein who was the winner of the Distinguished Article Award Honorable Mention from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (Braunstein, Ruth, 2022. A Theory of Political Backlash: Assessing the Religious Right’s Effects on the Religious Field. Sociology of Religion. 83(3): 293–323)!

Congratulations to Bryan Greene who was the Valedictorian for Fulbright 2022-2023 Cohort in Poland!

Congratulations to both Rhys Hall and Rianka Roy, the winners of the 2023 UConn Graduate School Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship!

Undergrad Awards and Recognition


Congrats to our UCONN Sociology Research Grant Competition Winners! 
Dina Alnabulsi
Mohammed Hussain
Amina Shakeel
Yoanetsi Torres

Congrats to our end-of-the-year undergrad awardees! 
William Riordan-Highest GPA

Cara PembertonPublic Engagement Award for her work with Professor Bernstein on the New Haven Gun Violence Prevention Blueprint: 2023.

Rachel Tabin-Best Student Paper Award

Congrats to the winners of the Janet M. Fierberg Scholarship Awardees!
Mohammed Hussain
Tasha Casey

Graduate Awards and Recognition


Congratulations are in order for Davina Barbee who was one of three sociology winners of the 2023 Wood/Raith Living Trust summer fellowship! Sociology was very well represented within a very competitive pool of 30 applicants across 15 programs/departments!


More congratulations are in order for Bryan Greene! In addition to being named the Valedictorian for Fulbright 2022-2023 Cohort in Poland, he was also the recipient of the following awards: the Arnold and Sandra Dashefsky Student Award for Excellence, the 2023-2024 UCONN Robert F. and Margaret Dodge Belden Scholarship, and the UCONN Africana Studies Institute Faculty Research Funding Award!

Bryan Greene

Congratulations to Carol Ann Jackson for winning the UConn Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Award,  receiving funding through UConn’s Africana Studies Department (a White House Initiative: The Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research on Women and Girls of Color), and being a recipient of the 2023 Wood/Raith Living Trust summer fellowship!

Cara Jackson

Congratulations to Manuel “Manny” Ramirez on receiving the Graduate Student Outstanding Teaching Award!

Manny R


More congratulations are in order for Rianka Roy! In addition to receiving the UConn Graduate School Summer Dissertation Fellowship, Rianka was also the recipient of the Graduate Student Outstanding Research Award!

Rianka Roy

Congratulations to Dunahay Pereyra who was also a winner of the 2023 Wood/Raith Living Trust summer fellowship!

Dunahay Pereyra



Congratulations are in order for David Embrick who was the co-recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award for his various contributions to the studies of race and racism in his capacity as a scholar, editor, and mentor.  You can read more about David’s accomplishments in our featured story.

David Embrick

A special congratulations is due to Phoebe Godfrey who was a recipient of the UConn Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship. She received the Faculty Distinguished Instructor Award for her community-based learning projects! Check out the sociology spotlight to read more about Phoebe’s work!

Phoebe Godfrey