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About the Award

The Katharine Jocher Graduate Student Paper Award annually recognizes the most outstanding scholarly article-length manuscript produced by a graduate student in our department.  The award is named after Katharine Jocher, a long-time UNC faculty member, coauthor of An Introduction to Social Research (1929) and former editor at Social Forces.


2020-Reed DeAngelis
Striving While Black: Race and the Psychophysiology of Goal Pursuit

2019-Didem Türkoğlu
As Tuition Rises: Opposition to the Neoliberalization of Higher Education

2018-Janelle Viera and Josh Wassink
Bringing Back Opportunity: Paternal Return Migration, Wealth Accumulation, and Intergenerational Mobility in Mexico

2017-Daniel Auguste
Exclusive Religious Beliefs and Social Capital: Unpacking Nuances in the Relationship between Religion and Social Capital Formation