Brothers Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship

Department News
Student Awards and Recognition
June 8, 2016

Graduate student Sarah Brothers has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support her PhD research. Sarah’s dissertation is entitled ‘ “Doctoring”: Assisted Injection Practices Among Injection Drug Users’ . It analyzes whether and how gender intersects with other power dynamics, such as experience and expertise, in assisted injection interactions. Her doctoral work will contribute to broader discussions about disease transmission vectors, risk behaviors, power imbalances, and gendered practices. Sarah has a paper on these topics, entitled ”Merchants, samaritans, and public health workers: Secondary syringe exchanger discursive practices,” forthcoming in the International Journal of Drug Policy. The very competitive NSF fellowship program is designed to recognize and support outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Congratulations Sarah!