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Graduate Research News 2011-2012

UW graduate students are engaged in some of the most innovative research projects on Canada in the United States. Following are achievements of and articles by students on their projects including field research trips to Canada during the 2011-12 academic year.

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March 2012
Pettinicchio's Paper on Migration and Nationalism Wins Prize
By David Pettinicchio, Sociology 
 

April 2012
Jill Woelfer Receives Award for Young Homeless and Persoanl Digital Technology Research
By Jill Woelfer, Information School 
 


Pettinicchio's Paper on Migration and Nationalism Wins Prize

 

David Pettinicchio


March 2012
David Pettinicchio's paper, “Migration and Ethnic Nationalism: Anglophone Exit and the ‘Decolonization’ of Québec,” has been selected as winner of the 2012 Nations and Nationalism Prize in the memory of Dominique Jacquin-Berdal. This award, given by The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, will be presented at the ASEN conference at the London School of Economics. In addition, David's paper will be published in the ASEN journal, Nations and Nationalism.

 

 

 


Jill Woelfer Receives Award for Young Homeless and Persoanl Digital Technology Research

 

Jill Woelfer


April 2012
Jill Woelfer, Information School, was just awarded the UW Graduate School Medal for her research on homeless young people and personal digital technologies. This award honors Jill’s scholarship and her commitment to social improvement in our neighborhood and far beyond. Currently a Fulbright Fellow to Canada, Jill is collecting comparative data in Vancouver, BC and Seattle on the musical listening experiences of homeless young people, with an eye toward social interventions through music and personal digital technologies. Over the last several years Jill’s research has appeared at CHI, in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and in other places. Her dissertation committee includes Eliza Dresang, Batya Friedman, David Hendry (chair), Julie Hersberger (UNC, Greensboro, Dept. of Library and Information Studies), and Susan Kemp (GSR, UW School of Social Work).

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