2013 Maxwell School Graduate Convocation

The 2013 Maxwell School Graduate Convocation was held on May 10 in Hendricks Chapel. Raymond Kaniu,’13 MA (IR), delivered the Maxwell Convocation Speech, and Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former assistant to the president, gave the keynote address. More than 350 graduate students will earn their degrees this year.

ConvocationDuring the Convocation a number of student and faculty awards were announced.

2013 Doctoral Prize winners

Anthropology: Holly Norton
Advisor: Douglas Armstrong
"Estate by Estate: The Landscape of the 1733 St. Jan Slave Rebellion"

Economics: Jing Li
Advisor: Stuart Rosenthal
"Essays on Agglomeration, Access to Health Care, and the Real Estate Market"

Geography: Keith Lindner
Advisor: Thomas Perreault
"Returning the Commons: Resource Access and Environmental Governance in San Luis, Colorado"

History: Shrimoy Roy Chaudhury
Advisor: Subho Basu
"Engrafting Modernity: Medical Professionalization in Nineteenth Century Bengal"

Political Science: Eric Rittinger
Advisor: Audie Klotz
"The Risks of Outsourcing Security: Foreign Security Forces in United States National Security Policy"

Public Administration and International Affairs: Il Hwan Chung
Advisor: William Duncombe
"Education Finance Reform, School Choice, and Residential Sorting"

Social Science: Sarah Marusek
Advisor: Donald Mitchell
"Faith, Religious Rationality and Resistance: The Charitable Practices of Shi'i Movements in Lebanon"

Sociology: Megan Bahns
Advisor: Andrew London
"Gender Regimes in Finance: The Social Organization of Money Work"

The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award, presented annually to an outstanding untenured faculty member who excels in teaching, research, and service, was awarded to Tina Nabatchi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs.

Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition awards were presented to Matthew Cleary, associate professor of political science; Christopher DeCorse, professor of anthropology; and Leonard Lopoo, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

John Western, professor of geography, was named a Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence.

The Meredith Teaching Recognition Awards recipients were Jonathan Hanson, assistant professor of political science, and Gretchen Purser, assistant professor of sociology.