Awards & Honors
- Sikina Jinnah, associate professor of politics, was awarded a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, one of the most prestigious awards available to scholars in the social sciences and humanities.
- Maxine Jimenez (Kresge ’19, politics and community studies) is the 2016 recipient of the Women in Green Forum Youth Trailblazer Award.
- The awards honor instructors who have demonstrated exemplary and inspiring teaching. Students make the nominations and more than 620 were received this year.
- Mark Fathi Massoud, associate professor of politics and legal studies at UC Santa Cruz, has been named a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.
- Faculty in the Social Sciences Division of UC Santa Cruz garnered more than $8 million in research funding from just over 100 grants for the year August 2014 to August 2015.
- The Excellence in Teaching Awards given each year by the UC Santa Cruz Academic Senate Committee on Teaching are among the highest honors faculty members can receive. This year's awards honor eight instructors who have demonstrated exemplary and inspiring teaching.
- Mark Fathi Massoud, assistant professor of politics and legal studies at UC Santa Cruz, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to further his research on law in war-affected regions.
- Mark Fathi Massoud's Law’s Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan earns the Law and Society Association's top book prize.
- Mark Massoud's Law’s Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan wins honorable mention.
- Carson Watts, an Oakes College sociology major and politics minor, has been selected as the second winner of the Gabriel Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship at UC Santa Cruz.
- Social Science faculty, staff, and students honored for outstanding achievement, teaching excellence, and scholarship.
- Three social scientists were honored recently for teaching and research.
- Three members of UCSC's faculty have been honored with emeriti professorships for the current academic year.
- Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest (B.A. politics, 1981) and her colleague Anne Hull have won the prestigious 2008 Selden Ring award for their exposé of deplorable conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
In only its third year, the UCSC mock trial team made it to the semifinal round of the national college mock trial championship, facing off against powerhouse teams from Yale, the University of Pittsburgh, and Loyola University Chicago.
- Compton Superior Court Judge Kelvin Filer (B.A. politics, 1977) made a whirlwind visit to campus last week to accept the second Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award, meet with students, and field questions from aspiring attorneys during a legal studies class.