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Sarah Tynen: A first-hand account of China’s drive to detain Uighurs

May 23, 2020

'I still have nightmares about it ... I lost a lot of friends who I’ll probably never see again. I don’t even know if they’re alive or dead.' Sarah Tynen still remembers a near miss from her days as a young graduate student doing research in the city of Urumqi,...

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Geography PhD Theses Presentations

April 26, 2019

April 26 is the last colloquium of the semester. It features three different graduating PhD students doing short presentations of their theses. Spaces of Diaspora Policy by Aaron Malone This paper examines the transnational / translocal landscapes of migrant organizing and state diaspora policies. Examining early diaspora engagement practices, Smith...

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American Association of Geographers Preview: Student Talks

April 6, 2018

Four Geography graduate students will present a preview of the talks they will give at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting in New Orleans April 10-14, 2018: Sarah Tynen : State Territorialization through Bureaucratic Control: Authoritarian Governance at the Neighborhood Level in China By building on the concept of...

Sarah Tynen Awarded DDRI Grant

April 5, 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Geography and Spatial Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant for 2016-2017 was awarded to Sarah Tynen for her research project, "State and Society in China: Negotiating Governance, Migration, and Citizenship".

Sarah Tynen Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award

April 2, 2014

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based...

Sarah Tynen Receives EAPSI Grant

April 24, 2013

Sarah was awarded the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute grant funded by the National Science Foundation. Sarah will be hosted by Professor Wang Hongyang in the Urban Planning and Design department at Nanjing University. She will use the grant to support her summer field research for her MA thesis.