Salvador Zarate, PhD candidate, has received the prestigious Ford Foundation Disertation Fellowship for 2016-17. His ground breaking dissertation is titled Engendering Life: Race and Gender in Domestic and Landscape Labor in Orange County. He also is a recipient of the 2015/16 UCSD Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Students. Granted by the Academic Senate, this award is a rare recognition of outstanding teaching. https://senate.ucsd.edu/grants-awards/senate-awards/distinguished-teaching
Martin Boston, PhD candidate, has been elected as the Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Graduate Student Assembly for 2016-17.
Yessica Garcia, PhD student, was selected as a UC Public Scholar to participate in the Public Scholars Program based at UC Davis. http://publicscholars.ucdavis.edu/scholars/