Yader Lanuza, sociology graduate student, has received two distinguished fellowships for the 2016-17 year; the American Sociological Association’s Minority Fellowship and the National Research Council Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.

Both the ASA and the Ford Foundation fellowships aim to increase diversity at the college and university level. The ASA Minority Fellowship Program has been providing funding and opportunities for sociology graduate students of color for 43 years. In total, the program has supported more than 500 fellows across multiple areas of study including gender, race and ethnicity, health, and inequality. In addition, the Ford Foundation aims to increase the diversity of college and university faculty by awarding doctoral students committed to teaching and research in higher education.

Lanuza’s research interests span migration, sociology of the family, race and ethnicity, and more. His dissertation takes a look at family dynamics, comparing the financial, academic, and emotional contributions that children make to the household in immigrant versus native families.

His work has been published in Sociological Perspectives, International Migration Review, and Teorija in praksa [Theory and Practice]. Lanuza has been the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships during his time at UCI including, most recently, the Department of Sociology’s Outstanding Research Award.

He is expected to be hooded this spring. 

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