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Jocelyn West Awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 19, 2021

Jocelyn West was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship , which offers $34,000 per year for three years to support her research and graduate education. With this award, she will be studying the social dimensions of landslides in Puerto Rico. After 71,000 landslides were triggered by Hurricane María in 2017,...

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Melissa Villareal received the ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG)

April 15, 2021

Melissa received the ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) for her dissertation project, “Documenting the Undocumented: How Mexican Immigrants Navigate Long-Term Post-Disaster Recovery.” She was selected to receive funding in the amount of $14,157 to cover research costs related to her dissertation, including research equipment, participant incentives, and the...


Bertha Bermúdez Tapia awarded the Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

April 15, 2021

Bertha's dissertation work explores the relationship between deportation, asylum policies, and different forms of violence acting simultaneously towards asylum seekers and Mexican deportees in heightened violent border cities. Her research is an ethnographic work combining participant observation and intensive interviews on the U.S.- Mexico border, in the city of Matamoros,...


Bertha Bermúdez Tapia’s important work at the U.S.-Mexico border was highlighted in A&S Magazine!

Feb. 12, 2021