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Doctoral candidate Adenife Modile, who studies fertility and maternal health worldwide, travels to Tanzania this month as a Population Reference Bureau Fellow. One of 10 people from seven countries selected for the fellowship, Modile wants to influence public policy to disrupt cultural norms that encourage high fertility rates.


Jill Harrison has had an article accepted for publication in the journal Environmental Sociology: “'We do Ecology, Not Sociology': Interactions among Bureaucrats and the Undermining of Regulatory Agencies’ Environmental Justice Efforts.”


Jessie Luna has been awarded an American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Jessie was also given an Honorable Mention in ASA’s Section on Environment and Technology Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award.


David Pyrooz published an article in Justice Quarterly, titled “Cut from the same cloth? A comparative study of domestic extremists and gang members in the United States”, with coauthors Gary LaFree, Scott H. Decker, and Patrick James.

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