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Graduate Student Paper Competition

Congrats to 2018 Annual Graduate Student Paper Competition Winner: Steven Wulff! 

Congratulations to Stephen Wulff for winning our 2018 graduate student paper prize for his paper, “Flipping the ‘New Penology’ Script: Police Misconduct Insurance, Grassroots Activism, and Risk Management-Based Reform.” Wulff is a graduate student in the department of sociology at the University of Minnesota. In the first empirical study on the matter, Wulff analyzes the failed 2016 ballot campaign of the Committee for Professional Policing and its penological objectives and discourses. Keep an eye out for his paper in an upcoming issue of LSI!

Past Winners

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Winner: B. Robert Owens! Boyce Robert Owens is a sociologist of law and knowledge who earned his PhD in sociology at the University of Chicago and currently works as a constultant at the Civic Consulting Alliance.  In his winning paper, "What is a Social Group in the Eyes of the Law? Knowledge Work in Refugee Status Determination," Owens examines the settling and unsettling of legal concepts in relation to refugee status determination. Look for his paper in an upcoming issue of LSI! 

2016 GSPC winner is  Evelyn Atkinson. Atkinson is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Chicago. Keep an eye out for her winning article, "The Burdern of Taking Care: Children, Attractive Nuisance, and the Safety First Movement"  in LSI's  Summer 2017 issue. 

K-Sue Park won the 2015 GSPC with her paper, "Money, Mortgages, and The Conquest of America" in which she explores early transactions for land between settlers and indigenous people and the growth of the modern American contract economy.  Check it out here:

GSPC is an annual opportunity. LSI will begin accepting GSPC submissions in January 2019.  

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