Wednesday, May 23, 2007

When I was thirty-five...

it happens to have been a very good year. Between last May and this May, lots of good news for deserving people. A selection:

Current and former graduate student division:
Yasmin Dawood defended her dissertation on "Judicializing Democracy: Power, Politics, and Constitutional Design," and was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto Centre for Ethics.

Leigh Jenco defended her dissertation on "Individuals, Institutions, and Political Change: The Political Theory of Zhang Shizhao," and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Political Theory Project at Brown University.

Emily Nacol was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Political Theory Project at Brown University.

Jennifer Rubenstein was appointed as Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia. Her article Distribution and Emergency was published in the Journal of Political Philosophy.

Galit Sarfaty was a Fellow of the Safran Center for Ethics at Harvard and the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.

As was already noted, at APSA best dissertation awards were given to Joon-Suk Kim and Deborah Boucoyannis.

One more to come here soon, I hope-- not finalized yet but in the works since before my birthday, so it'll count! [Update: It's official now. Victor Muniz-Fraticelli has been appointed Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science at McGill University.]

Former advisor division: Chandran Kukathas was appointed to a Chair in Political Theory at the London School of Economics.

Family member division:
As was formally announced today, Shelley Clark was made Canada Research Chair in Youth, Gender and Global Health at McGill University.

Mazel tov all around!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Piled Higher and Deeper...

has been on a roll lately.

The geography of grad school
Chinese food in grad school
Business cards in grad school
The moment of triumph of completing grad school
The inevitable conversation with a loving family member
And grad school summarized.

Once again, I'll pair PHD links with links to Professor Rojas' newest posts onrules for grad student life:
choosing the rest of your committee; money, and choosing your topic.

Enough blogging; back into the depressing depths of US Code Title 25.
In memoriam

Eugen Weber.