SOC Graduate students awarded dissertation fellowship grants from the Center for Gender in Global Context

July 21, 2022

Three Sociology PhD students have been awarded fellowship grants from MSU’s Center for Gender in Global Context.

Angélica Ruvalcaba won a Women’s & Gender Studies Dissertation Research Fellowship for her work on her dissertation “Latina undergraduate students’ activism on a predominantly white campus.”  This award is for projects that incorporate a significant focus on women, gender, or sexuality. Angélica is a dual doctoral student with Chicano/Latino Studies.

Marie Carmen Shinge received a Gender, Justice and Environmental Change Dissertation Completion Fellowship and Ezgi Karaoglu received a Gender, Justice and Environmental Change Dissertation Research Fellowship. GJEC fellowships are specifically for students whose projects focus on gender dimensions of environment and/or agriculture.

MC’s research is titled “Water In/Security In the United States: Non-Human Agency and Power Relations” and Ezgi is studying “Gendered Dimensions of Social Citizenship Experiences and Belonging of High-skilled Migrants in Istanbul, Turkey.”

“The GenCen is delighted to have this long-running collaboration with the Graduate School that allows us to support gender and sexuality scholarship across a range of disciplines. The awardees for this year’s fellowships have proposed innovative research that we anticipate will contribute to the broad interdisciplinary field of gender and feminist studies as well as to their disciplinary fields," said GenCen Director Dr. Stephanie Nawyn.