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Professor Matthew O. Hunt

Associate Professor of Sociology, Matthew O. Hunt, co-edited the March 2011 issue (Volume 634) of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The volume is titled, “Race, Racial Attitudes, and Stratification Beliefs: Evolving Directions for Research and Policy.”

Katrina Uhly, 2012 Council for European Studies Fellow

Third-year sociology Ph.D. student Katrina Uhly has been named a 2012 Council for European Studies Fellow. This fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, includes a stipend of $4,000 to conduct pre-dissertation fieldwork in Europe, as well as travel support for attending and presenting at the 2014 CES International Conference for Europeanists in Washington, D.C. Katrina’s work focuses on the internationalization of higher education, and she will conduct her research in France, looking at the internationalization of one of the pre-eminent grandes écoles, l’Ecole polytechnique (l’X). Through her case study, she hopes to illuminate how particular higher education institutions grapple with the tensions of neoliberal globalization and examine how their internationalization strategies implicate them in reconstituting power relations in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, and national origin, both within and beyond France.

Katrina received her A.B. in English literature and Spanish from Elmira College in 2004 and her M.A. in Educational
Leadership: Leadership, Policy, and Politics from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2005. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad at La Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Prior to entering the sociology program at Northeastern, she served as a budget/research assistant in the Dean’s Office at Teachers College, and she was a research fellow in the University of Minnesota’s College of Education & Human Development.