Other Graduate Accomplishments


Depauw LogoPh.D. candidate Salil Benegal has accepted a tenure-track professorship in Environmental Policy at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. The Department extends its congratulations for such an impressive job placement!

Professional DevelopmentPh.D. candidate Timothy Bussey was named the inaugural winner of the UConn Center for Career Development’s Graduate Intern of the Year Award, because of his work with the Education Department of the Columbus Museum this past summer.

wgssPh.D. candidates Timothy Bussey and Kelly Delaney have just completed and will soon launch a survey in coordination with faculty members in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. This survey will poll transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary students here at UConn; they will then make recommendations about the ways in which our university community can proactively support and retain students in that demographic.

wnprPh.D. candidate Tim Dzurilla, President of the UConn Co-Op board, has done multiple media interviews this past month. UConn is weighing whether or not to have the Co-Op continue as our bookstore, or to have an alternative vendor on campus. Tim has been asked for analysis by multiple news outlets. He has appeared on The Colin McEnroe Show (http://wnpr.org/post/scramble-politics-presidential-uconn-conard-high-school#stream/0) and Fox 61 news (http://fox61.com/2016/01/31/uconn-co-op-fighting-to-keep-campus-presence/


unhcrOur recent doctoral graduate, Kristy Belton (Ph.D. 2014, Political Science with Human Rights Certificate) was awarded an international prize for best dissertation on statelessness, from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The formal announcement was released late Friday, 11/13/15: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/current/news/press-release-awards-statelessness/.

Kristy has revised her dissertation, entitled Precarious Belonging: Stateless People in a ‘Postnational’ World and it is now under review at University of Pennsylvania Press. Kristy is in her second year as a post-doctoral fellow in the Human Rights Studies program of the University of Dayton: https://www.udayton.edu/directory/artssciences/politicalscience/belton_kristy.php.

Thanks to her entire dissertation committee and to POLS and HRI for their support of Kristy during her time here and since.