Graduate Highlights

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Graduate Student News and Highlights

Chris Bosley, PhD student, recently wrote a book review for BMJ Blogs: Medical Humanities discussing the book, Bandage, Sort and Hustle: Ambulance Crews on the Front Lines of Urban Suffering.

Hsiao-Wen Chiang, PhD student, published the following article:

Yi-Ti Tung, Hsiao-Wen Chiang, and Dawa Panay Iling. 2020. “Employment for Indigenous People in Taiwan: Reflections from Macro to Micro.” Community Development Journal Quarterly 169:293–307. (In Chinese)

Shiyue Cui, PhD student, was awarded a 2020-2021 Public Humanities Fellowship from Humanities New York for her proposal, “From There to Here: Refugee Experiences in Buffalo, New York.”

Nicole Keilitz recently finished her MA in Sociology. She plans to obtain a NYS teaching certification to continue teaching, and has most recently accepted a part-time position teaching Sociology courses at a local college in Buffalo. When asked about her UB graduate experience, Nicole said, “My MA has allowed me to understand and assist children of a variety of socio-economic and racial backgrounds. Working in a high school that services at-risk children has given me the opportunity to work hands-on with students and feel a difference being made through education. Through this work, I have been able to connect the coursework and research I have completed in my graduate studies to the population of students with whom I currently work with. My masters has broadened my perspectives of the world and the circumstances we live in. It has also given me professional skills that I have used successfully and will continue to use throughout my future academic and career endeavors.”

Vinay Kumar recently finished his PhD in the Department of Sociology. He has taught Classical Sociological Theory for the past few years in Buffalo as well as the Sociology of Popular Culture in Singapore as a part of the department’s Singapore program. Vinay recently won a university-wide teaching award and has a forthcoming article in the journal, City & Community.

Vinay Kumar. Forthcoming. “When Heritage Meets Creativity: A Tale of Two Urban Development Strategies in Kampong Glam, Singapore” City & Community.

Byung Soo Lee, PhD student, published a book chapter based on his MA thesis in Korean Families Yesterday and Today, edited by Hyunjoon Park and Hyeyoung Woo and published by University of Michigan Press.

Matthew McLesky, PhD student, has a forthcoming review of Manufactured Insecurity: Mobile Home Parks and Americans’ Tenuous Right to Place by Esther Sullivan.

Matthew H. McLeskey. Forthcoming. “The Unpredictability of the Land beneath Your Feet.” City: Critical Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action.

Sam Yuan recently finished her PhD and will start a new job this fall as a visiting assistant professor of sociology at Wake Forest University.