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Arryman Scholar awarded Winch Prize from Sociology Department

Arryman Scholar, Wara UrwasiArryman Scholar Wara Urwasi was recently awarded the Robert F. Winch Award for Best 2nd Year Paper from Northwestern's Department of Sociology. She wrote a paper in the subfields of Urban Sociology and Sociology of Culture entitled: "Constructing a Global Right to the City: Cultural Power and Diffusion of an Urban Development Model."

In the Department of Sociology, a Second-Year Paper may qualify as an MA thesis. This paper is an introduction to carrying out academic research in sociology, and it takes the form of a research report that applies sociological theory and methods to some body of data. This project demonstrates the student’s mastery of a substantive area, including familiarity with the relevant literature and with appropriate research methods. Annually, an appointed group of faculty members from various research clusters in Sociology read all Second-Year Paper submissions and select the outstanding paper to be awarded the prestigious Winch Prize.

This is yet another terrific achievement both for Wara and for the Arryman program, which has attracted the attention of The Graduate School and the university administration as a proud initiative that moves Northwestern forward globally.