Fellowships, Awards & Grants

2013

College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Kentucky ($1,500).

2013

Practice and Outreach Award, Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association.

2013

Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism, Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. Recognition received for article titled, “Feminist Ethnography as Activism: Exposing the Environmental Injustices of Neoliberalism through Photovoice.”

2012

Honorable Mention, Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest International Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences for dissertations completed between 2010-2012.

2012

Rural Sociological Society Early Career Research Award ($1,000).

2011

Inaugural Rural Sociology Best Scholarly Paper Award, Rural Sociological Society ($1,000). Received for the best article published in the Society’s journal Rural Sociology in 2010: “Community Economic Identity: The Coal Industry and Ideology Construction in West Virginia,” co-authored with Richard York (Bell first author).  

2011

Honorable Mention, Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award, Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. Recognition received for “Community Economic Identity: The Coal Industry and Ideology Construction in West Virginia,” co-authored with Richard York (Bell first author).

2009-10

University of Oregon Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Oregon Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research ($18,000).

2009

American Sociological Association’s Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research and Social Policy Community Action Research Initiative Award ($2,800).

2009

Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship, Center for the Study of Women and Society, University of Oregon ($12,000; declined due to acceptance of UO Doctoral Fellowship).

2009

Student Publication Award, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon ($500).

2008-09

Wasby-Johnson Dissertation Award, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon ($7,500).

2006

Data Collection and Presentation Award, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon ($500).

2005

Outstanding Rural Health Research Project, West Virginia University Office of Rural Health (Collaborative research project).

2003-04

National Health Service Corps SEARCH Program Fellowship, West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnerships, West Virginia University ($8,000).

1996-00

Washington and Lee University Honor Scholarship (Full tuition for four years of study).

1999

Phi Beta Kappa, Washington and Lee University
















































































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