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Starting in July, I’m a visiting scholar at The Newberry in Chicago. I couldn’t ask for a more fitting place to finish the final leg of my dissertation ahead of the move to Charlottesville.

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Starting at the end of August, I’ll be a postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law (PPL) at the University of Virginia. The position is for two years, potentially renewable for a third. I’m eager to be a part of the vibrant intellectual community at UVa, to write and to teach, and to extend the research agenda developed in my dissertation. [Linked here.]

I’ll be defending my dissertation next month. New York City, August 15.



Great news! My article on the Walpole prison rebellion — “On Prison Democracy: The Politics of Participation in a Maximum Security Prison” — has been accepted for publication at Critical Inquiry.

I’m visiting Carnegie Mellon University in a week to learn more about networks and network analysis. I’ll be learning new methods while working with the sociometric data from my boarding school case study — a perfect way to start the summer!

I was just informed that I’ve won a dissertation fellowship in the Social Science Division’s William Rainey Harper Fellowship competition.

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting in-progress research (headed by Prof. Cathy Cohen) on race & youth political engagement to the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics in Los Angeles.

I’m in DC this week doing follow-up research on St. E’s at NARA.

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board (SBS-IRB) at the University of Chicago has approved the study design for my boarding school case study. In addition to various institutional records on student behavior, the data for my case will be generated from a social network survey instrument, non-participant observation, and interviews of students and staff. Hooray data!

Wonderful news! The Social Science Division at the University of Chicago has awarded me two grants, one to write up my research at St. E’s over the summer and another, larger grant to fund all the costs associated with my on-going dissertation research.