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Dr. Deena Abul Fottouh (left), Dr. Katie Steeves (right)

Two recent PhDs selected for Alfred Hunter Memorial Award

Dr. Deena Abul Fottouh and Dr. Katie Steeves were each awarded the Alfred Hunter Memorial Award, given to a graduating PhD student at McMaster Sociology in recognition of academic excellence.

Nov 30, 2017

Dr. Abul Fottouh's dissertation, "Solidarity and Schism: Twitter Networks of Egypt’s Revolution," is a social network analysis of activists in Egypt before and after the fall of President Hosni Mubarak. Dr. Steeves conducts a qualitative, ethonographic analysis that examines the unique perspectives of women clergy in her dissertation, "The Lived Experiences of Women in Ministry." Professor Alfred Hunter was a member of the Sociology Department from 1984-1993, serving as Chair for much of his tenure.