Leann Mclaren ’19 (CLAS) recently celebrated several milestones. She was selected as one of 10 recipients nationwide for an NSF graduate research fellowship in the Social Science-Political Science category. In March, she delivered a poster presentation entitled, “West Indian Diasporic Consciousness: The Case of Hartford, CT,” at the 2019 annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists in Baton Rouge, LA. Finally, she has been accepted into Ph.D. programs in political science at Cornell, Duke, Purdue, and UC San Diego.
Derefe Chevannes, a current Ph.D. student, has accepted an offer to join the Department of Political Science at the University of Memphis as a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of political theory. Derefe will start his new position in the fall.
Ph.D. candidate Dabney Waring joined Professor Zehra Arat to present their paper, “Automation Anxiety and the Right to Work,” to the Economic and Social Rights Group of the Human Rights Institute on March 1, 2019. They also presented the reviewed version, “Discontented Workers, Automation Anxiety, and the Right to Work,” at the Annual Convention of the ISA held in Toronto this past March.
In March, Odia Kane ’19 (CLAS) presented her thesis at the 2019 National Conference of Black Political Scientists in Baton Rouge, LA. She has also been invited to be a student speaker at the CLAS commencement exercises in May.