Heidi HardtThree social sciences faculty have been named recipients of awards from UCI ADVANCE in recognition of diversity education and advancement.

Heidi Hardt (pictured middle right), political science assistant professor, and Rocio Rosales (pictured top left), sociology assistant professor, have received Career Development Awards to support their enrollment in the Faculty Success Program. The nationwide program supports faculty career development through collaborative goal building and accountability as well as providing a professional environment for research and time management skills building. Social sciences matched funding for the awards to cover the full program tuition cost. Ana Rosas (pictured bottom right), Chicano/Latino studies associate professor, is one of four campus recipients of the ADVANCE Spirit Grant, recognizing advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion at UCI.  

rosas“I’m delighted our faculty have received these awards,” says Bill Maurer, social science dean. “We're putting front and center the importance of inclusive excellence in everything we do, from research to faculty career development and student support, and we're pleased to have such an active partner in the ADVANCE Program."

“To have three social sciences faculty among UCI’s select recipients of these awards is really outstanding," says Nina Bandelj, sociology professor and social sciences equity advisor.
"That our dean provided matching funds in all cases makes obvious that in social sciences we do not 'talk the talk' of diversity and inclusive excellence, but really 'walk the walk.'"

Hardt joined the UCI faculty in fall 2014. She is the 2014-2015 Fulbright-Schuman European Union Institute Chair and will be conducting research on NATO while a fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She is the author of Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response (Oxford University Press, 2014) and has published widely on NATO, the EU and military interventions.  She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and her master’s degree in European studies from the London School of Economics.

Rosales was a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC San Diego in the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies before coming to UCI in 2014. Her research focuses on international migration, informal economies and ethnic/immigrant enclaves. She has published findings on these topics in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Ethnic and Racial Studies. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from UCLA.

Rosas’s research focuses on cross-border family relationships of Mexican immigrants. She is currently completing a book manuscript on Mexican immigrant family migration and settlement in Mexico and the U.S. Her work has been supported by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Ford Foundation, Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West and the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.


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