The 2018 Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Awards go to Megan Cole, David Mittelman, Maria Hwang and Sameer Iyer as they receive their doctoral degrees from Brown University on May 27.
The prizes recognize superior achievements in research by students completing the doctoral degree.
The Award is given each year to a recent recipient of a doctoral degree from any recognized degree granting institution in the United States, and is substantially based on new observational data obtained at any AUI operated facility and considered to be of an exceptionally high scientific standard.
Award The Award is available to degree recipients of any nationality and consists of $1000, a framed certificate, and an invitation to give a colloquium at the NRAO.
Published papers or papers in press, or portions thereof, based substantially on the dissertation should accompany the application.
Verification of the successful thesis defense and statement that the applicant has successfully completed all university requirements for the Ph. should be sent directly by the appropriate university authority to RLBrown [email protected] research focuses on Medicaid and safety-net populations, and how state and federal health reform efforts affect health care coverage, quality, and equity for these populations.Cole’s research has critically important policy implications for millions of low-income patients across the U. “Her dissertation used innovative and sophisticated methods to examine several aspects of how health care reform impacted quality of care and health care disparities in community health centers nationally,” says Ira B.Her research is based on intensive ethnographic research in Hong Kong with independent sex workers from the Philippines who circulate in global and international cities across Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).She defines a new type of migrant group called ‘shadow migrants’, who travel legally to work temporarily in cities with open border policies with the migrant’s country of origin.Her findings address migrant workers’ transient mobility and how their experiences are shaped by labor sending and receiving states’ migration policies and United States global anti-trafficking campaign.“Maria exemplifies the qualities of a feminist global ethnographer—deeply engaged, theoretically astute, humble, and aware of her positionality as a researcher,” says Assistant Professor of American Studies, Elena Shih, who is a member of her dissertation committee.Published in 2017, it has already been cited 15 times. I think that receiving this award not only elevates these important issues, but it further motivates my research as I move forward in my career,” says Cole.Cole is currently conducting research and teaching as an assistant professor at Boston University in the Department of Health, Law, Policy and Management in the School of Public Health. Mittelman Mittelman’s dissertation analyzes the issue of skepticism in the novels from three celebrated writers of Brazilian literature, J. Machado de Assis, João Guimarães Rosa and Clarice Lispector.Hwang has published two articles from her dissertation in the journals, specifically those equations that govern fluid flows, known as the Navier-Stokes equations.He has been interested to understand the vanishing viscosity limit of these equations in the presence of obstacles.