Graduate Student Update: Graduation, Awards, and Honors, Spring 2021

CDE extends a hearty congratulations to the recent CDE/CDHA graduate students who completed their PhDs this spring!

  • Sebastian Daza (Sociology) joined the ECHO project (Early Conditions, Delayed Adult Effects, and Morbidity, Disability, and Mortality in Modern Human Populations) at Instituto de Economía, Geografía y Demografía in Madrid as a Senior Researcher.
  • Ellie Holzhausen Jin (Population Health Sciences) will join the University of Colorado-Boulder as a postdoctoral researcher.
  • Renee Kramer (Population Health Sciences) will begin a position as a Research Fellow in the Collaborative for Reproductive Equity at UW–Madison.
  • David Mallinson (Population Health Sciences) will join the Demographic Consequences of Zika and Covid (Decode Zika and Covid) project at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Joanna Venator (Economics) will join the Department of Economics at Boston College as an assistant professor in 2022, after spending one-year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester.

Congratulations also go to Annaliese Grant who received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the American Sociological Association. The funding program supports theoretically grounded empirical investigations to advance understanding of fundamental social processes. Grant’s dissertation investigates media use among low- and middle-income families in the U.S. and the classed, gendered, and racialized meanings of the larger “screen time” discourse. In her work, Grant uses multiple methods: fieldwork with low- and middle-income families with teens, content analysis of popular and news sources which reference “screen time,” and quantitative analysis of nationally representative survey data.