Student Accomplishments

July 2014

  • International Development Doctoral Program student Madeline Messick recently had the article she co-authored with Claire Bergeron, "Temporary Protected Status in the United States: A Grant of Humanitarian Relief that is Less than Permanent" in the journal Migration Policy.  Read the article here.
  • International Development Doctoral student Todd Barry recently had a commentary piece (“Use Global Economic Policy Like in ‘Draft Day’ ”) published in the journal The Macrotheme Review. View article here.

April 2014:

  • International Development Doctoral Program student Melissa Aho recently had her book chapter, "Mosques in Minnesota," published in Anne R. Richards and Iraj Omidvar, ed., Muslims and American Popular Culture (Praeger, 2014).
  • International Development Doctoral Program graduate Sumesh Arora testified before the U.S. Sentate Agricultural Committee on the topic of advanced biofuels on April 8. The hearing, Advanced Biofuels Creating Jobs and Lower Prices at the Pump, examined the role domestically-produced, advanced, non-food based biofuels are playing in creating jobs and strengthening the rural economy. Watch Dr. Arora's testimony here.

February 2014:

  • International Development doctoral student Shawn Lowe of Baton Rouge, La., received the award for Best Finance Paper of 2013 at the Academy of Economics and Finance's 51st Annual Conference Feb. 12-15 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

October 2013:

  • A&L Gulf Coast graduate students Colleen Smith and Stacie Watts both presented papers at the recent Gulf South Historical Association Conference in Pensacola, FL.  Colleen’s paper us entitled  “History through Literature: Race, Gender, and Local Color of Women Writers in Louisiana, 1890-1920” and Stacie’s paper is entitled “Breaking Spheres Along the Gulf Coast: ‘Seccesh’ Ladies' Aid Societies and Espionage during the Civil War".

September 2013:

  • Ashley Hatley (English) was recently awarded the Howard W. Bahr Achievement Scholarship, which is awarded each year to an accomplished senior undergraduate English major at either campus of Southern Miss.
  •  Shea Dobson (Political Science) was recently awarded a 2013 Generation Liberty Fellowship. He will receive a $450 travel grant and three-nights lodging to attend the State Policy Network’s Annual Meeting, September24-27.