May 3, 2018

Announcing CGU’s 2018-2019 Transdisciplinary Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Honnold Mudd Library's Special Collections Room
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The university’s Transdisciplinary Dissertation Awards, which are given annually to PhD candidates across the various departments and schools, honor those students who have developed a transdisciplinary research approach for an interesting, feasible project.

Each recipient is awarded $10,000 to support their research. The following students are the latest recipients of this award:

  • Wonyoung Cho
    Language Practices and Narrative Identities: Hybrid Identities and Clinical Practices of Asian American Mental Health Professionals

Wonyoung’s work combines her insight and interest in Asian American experiences, Wonyoung’s life and training as a mental health professional, and the formal education that prepares practitioners for providing mental health support to diverse populations in culturally relevant ways.

  • Hamzah Ibrahim
    An Ergonomics Approach to the Design and Evaluation of Smartphone Assistive Technologies for Insulin Dose Titration in Type II Diabetes

This dissertation looks to the fields of human factors and ergonomics, technology, and medicine to guide, design and evaluate a mobile health intervention for insulin dose self-adjustment in type II diabetes.

  • Danielle Jarvie
    The Social Networks of Women in Silicon Valley Technology Jobs

This work combines using social network analysis with qualitative investigation to better understand the structural forces behind the disproportionately small percentage of tech jobs held by women in Silicon Valley.

  • Roger Chin
    Broken Windows and Shattered Trust: Analyzing the Geospatial Disparities in Law Enforcement and Interactions

This timely dissertation uses public policy, political science, criminology, statistics and information systems to guide the reforming of NYC stop-and-frisk policy in order to ameliorate racial disparities in proactive policing, a strategy which has increased the mistrust and perceived antagonism between the police and the community.

  • Alyssa Krueger
    The Map of it All: Linguistic Mapping of James Joyce’s Ulysses as a World Novel

This work asks: “how can Joyce’s Ulysses represent and intervene in “the clash of civilizations”? Her project uses quantitative methodologies and digital tools to create a linguistic map of Joyce’s work and uncover its essence as a world novel through patterns of linguistic diversity.

Learn more about CGU’s Transdisciplinary Awards.