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Recent CHD Graduate Student/Alum Placements

Michael Chladek (PhD 2017) has taken a position as a Senior Research Associate at Clinical Outcomes Solutions. 

Keshia Harris (PhD 2018) was hired by American Institutes for Research as a researcher. 

Gabriel Velez will start in the autumn as an Assistant Professor of Education at Marquette University. 

Talia Weiner (PhD 2017) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of West Georgia. 

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More Graduate Student/Alum Awards and Honors for 2018-19

Amanda Brown was awarded $20,000 by the Hymen Milgram Supporting Organization (HMSO) Successful Pathways from School to Work Program for work on her dissertation. 

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Professor Goldin-Meadow to give 2019 McGovern Lecture at AAAS Annual Meeting

Professor Susan Goldin-Meadow, the Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, will deliver the annual John McGovern Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Congratulations to our 2018-19 Franklin Research Fellows

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018-19 Earl R. Franklin grant for undergraduate research! The students below were awarded this grant to support summer research for their B.A. honors theses.

Shruthi Basireddy
Temisan Blagogee
Ishani Kejriwal
Nora Sullivan
Emily Tcheng

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Congratulations to our graduate students on their awards!

Comparative Human Development students continue to win awards! Below is a list of our most recent winners. Congratulations to all!

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2018-2019 Departmental Awards

2018-2019 Departmental Awards

Congratulations to our students whose applications were selected for the 2018-2019 department fellowships and awards!

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Power, S.A., Velez, G., Qadafi, A. and Tennant, J. (2018). The SAGE Model of Social Psychological Research.

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Chair Margaret Beale Spencer has received a Diversity Leadership Award

Professor Margaret Beale Spencer has received a Diversity Leadership Award from  the University of Chicago. A breif excerpt from the University's site is below:

" 'All humans, no matter who you are, possess both risk factors and protective factors,' she said. 'I want to understand how we get resiliency for everyone. It might look different for different groups. I want to understand how we get good outcomes independent of risk factors.'

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Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic by Professor Eugene Raikhel

Professor Eugene Raikhel has recently published a book titled Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic through Cornell University Press. A breif description from the publisher can be found below. If you would like to purchase the text please follow the link here

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CHD Post-Doc Stacy Rosenbaum receives media coverage for a recent paper

CHD Post-Doc Stacy Rosenbaum has received a lot of media coverage about a recent paper she wrote! For one of the sites buzzing please follow the link below:

To read more about Stacy's work please visit her department page here

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Professor Micere Keels has recently contribuited an Op-Ed piece to Inside Higher Ed

Professor Keels has recently had an Op-Ed piece published to the website Inside Higher Ed. The article is titled "Righting the Enrollment and Graduation Ship" and a brief excerpt is provided below:

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Erin Moore has won the Sylvia Forman Prize

The Association for Feminist Anthropology has selected Erin Moore the as the recipient of this year’s Sylvia Forman Prize for a graduate student paper paper. The paper titled, “Detoothing Kampala: ‘Idling’ and the Politics of Evasion in Kampala’s NGO Economy,” will be announced in the printed program for the American Anthropology Association meetings. The prize will be awarded at the AFA business meeting during AAA. The prize committee unanimously agreed that her paper beautifully mixed ethnography and feminist theory to expand the scholarship on gender and temporality. 

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Amir Hampel has been Awarded the Condon Prize

Amir Hampel has been awarded the Society for Psychological Anthropology's Condon Prize for best student paper in 2016-17. The SPA will recognize him at its business meeting at the American Anthropology Association meeting, and his paper will be published in the journal Ethos.

To find our more about Amir's work, please visit our Graduate Student Page

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Affective Circuits: African Migration to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration, edited by Jennifer Cole & Christian Groes

Professor Jennifer Cole has co-editied a recently published book titled Affective Circuits: African Migration to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration. This is a brief summary of the book from the University of Chicago Press:

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Professor Mueller's recent study has received a Press Release from University of Chicago

Professor Anna Mueller's recent article "A New Durkheimian Framework for Understanding Adolescent Suicide in a Cohesive Community" has been published in the journal American Sociological Review and has just recived a Press Relsease from the University.

The abstract for the article is below:

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Rick Shweder wins Society for Psychological Anthropology's Lifetime Achievement Award

We are proud to announce that Professor Richard Shweder has been awarded "The Society for Psychological Anthropology Lifetime Achievement Award" for 2016!

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Professor Guanglei Hong’s research monograph, Causality in a Social World: Moderation, Mediation and Spill-over was published

CHD faculty member Guanglei Hong’s research monograph, Causality in a Social World: Moderation, Mediation and Spill-over, was published by Wiley in July 2015. 

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Professor Lindsey Richland Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Professor Richland was recently awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation, entitled: An Instructional Complexity Approach to the Science of Learning by Analogy.  The proposal is collaborative with Bryan Matlan, at WestEd.

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Former CHD Professor David Orlinsky Scheduled to Receive the Sigmund Freud Prize for Psychotherapy

Professor Orlinsky has been will be awarded the Sigmund Freud Prize for Psychotherapy of the City of Vienna this September. This award sponsored by the World Congress of Psychotherapy is given anually by the City of Vienna.
For more information about this award please follow the link below:

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New CHD Professor Anna Mueller Receives 4 Awards for Recent Articles

This summer, three papers co-authored by Professor Anna Mueller and Professor Seth Abrutyn, were awarded four best paper awards from the American Sociological Association. The awards have been announced publicly and the ceremonies to confer these awards will take place in August.  
Below are the paper’s citations and the name of the award(s) each has won. For more information about Professor Mueller please visit her faculty page here.

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23rd Annual Trial Research Student Conference

Friday, May 13th, 2016 - 10:30AM-3:30PM Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th Penthouse Level 901

Comparative Human Development will be presenting the twenty-third annual Trial Research Student Conference! Several CHD graduate students will be presenting the research they have been conducting over the course of their studies in the department. 

Schedule of Event

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Margaret Beale Spencer to be conferred with an honorary degree by Northwestern University

Margaret Beale Spencer will be awarded with an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Northwestern University on June 19th, 2015. Honorary degrees are awarded to a small number of persons who are judged to have made exceptional contributions to fields valued by the university.

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Comparative Human Development Relocation

The Department of Comparative Human Development has moved to the 3rd floor of Rosenwald, 1101 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.  The office location change was effective Monday, January 5, 2015. Our telephone numbers and email addresses remain the same. 

All mail can be sent to the following address:Department of Comparative Human Development Social Sciences Research Building Office 103 1126 E. 59th St. Chicago, IL 60637

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New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development honoring Bert Cohler

New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development has just published a special edition honoring Bert Cohler, edited by Brian Schiff, and entitled “Rereading Personal Narrative and Life Course.” This special edition consists of an introduction by Schiff and six articles, the abstracts of which are below, along with a link to the article.


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Susan Goldin-Meadow wins APS 2015 William James Fellow Award

Susan Goldin-Meadow has been awarded the APS 2015 William James Fellow Award. The James Award is the highest honor conferred by the Association for Psychological Science. It honors distinguished APS Members for a lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.

To Find out more about the William James Award please click here!

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Talia Weiner awarded Stirling Prize

Congratulations to doctoral student Talia Weiner, who has been awarded the Stirling Prize from the Society of Psychological Anthropology for her paper, "The (Un)managed Self:  Paradoxical Forms of Agency in  Self-Management of Bipolar Disorder."

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2013-14 Social Sciences Divisional Awards

Congratulations to Aaron Seaman and David Kern, our PhD students who were selected from among many applicants from the entire Social Sciences Division to receive the Harper and Mellon Awards, respectively. These fellowships provide a year's funding for the recipients to devote their full energies to writing their doctoral dissertations.

Sean Coyne has also won a SSD Summer Grant this year, to complete his field research on Cayo Santiago.

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2013-14 Departmental Awards

Congratulations to our students whose applications were selected for the 2013-14 department fellowships and awards!

Neugarten Lectureship

  • Les Beldo
  • Tara Mandalaywala
  • Erin Moore

Neugarten Award

  • Nadxieli Toledo Bustamente
  • Marianna Staroselsky

Rynerson Fellowship

  • Lindsey Conklin
  • Ashley Drake
  • Christine Fleener

Undergraduate Preceptors

  • Les Beldo
  • Julia Kowalski

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Amy Cooper and Elizabeth Fein's dissertations reviewed

Our recent PhDs Amy Cooper (2012) and Elizabeth Fein (2012) have had their dissertations reviewed.

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Eugene Raikhel, Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

Congratulations to Eugene Raikhel, recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, an award initiated and supported by our students. Read an award profile and interview with him here.

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Jennifer Cole, Guggenheim Fellow

Comparative Human Development continues to dominate the Guggenheim Foundation awards at the University of Chicago in recent years. Today the New York Times announced that Professor Jennifer Cole has been named a Guggenheim Fellow in African Studies/Humanities by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She is one of only three in the State of Illinois.

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