Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Lee Fiorio and Yuan Hsiao Awarded Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowships

Posted: 10/14/2019 (CSDE Awards)

CSDE Fellow Lee Fiorio and CSDE Trainee Yuan Hsiao were both awarded 2019-20 Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship awards. These prestigious fellowship awards support outstanding students pursuing PhD degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences and social professions by providing them with a quarter of fellowship support.

Fiorio’s research examines geographic and temporal flows of people, inequality between groups of people, and the study of relationality. Fiorio’s most recent publication explores societal questions using digital data from social media posts and cellphone records.

Hsiao’s research examines the relationship between media and political behavior and the role of networks in various settings. Yuan was also the 2018 recipient of the Sociology Department’s Costner Award for his paper, “Understanding digital natives in contentious politics: Explaining the effect of social media on protest participation through psychological incentives.”

Additionally, both Fiorio and Hsiao were organizers and on the program of the August 2019 American Sociological Association (ASA) Meeting Pre-conference Workshop through the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).

Congratulations, Lee Fiorio and Yuan Hsiao!