Awards

 

The Center sponsors annual awards to support and celebrate outstanding faculty and student research related to migration, displacement and community studies. Eligible projects focus on creating awareness about these issues in our communities from any disciplinary perspective.


Past Award Winners

2022

URSS Award

No Human is Illegal: The study of Anti-Homeless and Hostile Architecture
Jason Minicozzi
Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts | Sophomore | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Roberts

Honorable Mention
The Misrepresentation of Native Americans in textbooks in the United States
Haley Orcho
History/Political Science | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts | Sophomore | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew Simpson

"Mecca for the Colored People": Remembering the Demolition of Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District
Avishek Acharya
History / Political Science | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts | Senior | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Taylor

GRS Award

Historical Memory and Identity in the United Farm Workers
Sarah Babcock
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts | History
Faculty Advisor: John Dwyer, Ph.D.

Honorable Mention
Trauma-Informed Teaching
Heather Roesinger
School of Education | School Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Tammy L Hughes, PhD, ABPP

Faculty Research Award

Strangeness of the Strange: Strangeness and Proximity in Shutz, Husserl, and Levinas
Erik Garrett
Associate Professor of Communication & Rhetorical Studies
Duquesne University
Chair Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences
President North American Levinas Society
Board Member Urban Communication Foundation

2016

Priscilla Montoya received the Weber award for her MA research on mental health programming among refugee serving organizations, which was supervised by Dr. Jennie Schulze and Dr. Moni McIntyre.