Department of Sociology

Sociology Graduate Student Named 2012 Powers Fellow

Mon, November 5, 2012

Sociology Ph.D. candidate Esther Sullivan has been named a Powers Fellow for 2012-13 for her research on the social impacts of residential relocation and eviction. With a mixed method approach, Sullivan investigates instances of mobile home park closures, in which entire communities and hundreds of households are evicted en masse because a land-lease park – in which residents own their homes but rent their land - is closed or redeveloped. The findings of this project will inform legal and policy decisions related to community and housing regulations.

The Powers Graduate Fellowship Program was created in 2009 from a generous donation through the Foundation for Global Sports Development via Dr. Steven Ungerleider. The Powers Graduate Fellowships are among the most prestigious fellowships awarded by the Graduate School, providing a financial incentive package totaling $36,000 over a twelve-month period. Students who receive one of these fellowships are considered to be among the most academically competitive scholars on our campus.

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Source: The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School

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