Center Graduate Fellowships enable graduate students to participate in collaborative research projects with community-based organizations, social service agencies, health care providers, businesses, and government in Chicago's city and suburbs. Through their research and teaching projects, fellows are active participants in Loyola University Chicago's efforts to improve the quality of life for all members of the Chicago metropolitan community.
The Graduate Fellows are selected from a pool of applicants and matched to team projects based on skills and interest. The Fellows serve in a facilitation role for the projects and act as the link between Loyola faculty and undergraduates and community researchers to keep projects on track. Fellows are supported in part by funds from McCormick Tribune Foundation and individual projects.
CURRENT GRADUATE FELLOWS
ProfileJennifer is a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at Loyola University Chicago. Her research interests include gender, urban poverty and inequality, and public policy. She completed her Master of Arts degree in 2012 at Loyola.
ProfileCatherine Gillis is a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at Loyola University Chicago. Catherine received her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in social policy and program evaluation.
ProfileKimberlee is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. Her primary interests are housing, public space, and collaborative research with community partners.
ProfileMary is a Doctoral student in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. She has an extensive background in women’s health; including, developing women’s health curricula for medical education, creating a multidisciplinary graduate concentration in women’s health, and training physicians about various women’s health issues.
ProfileSean is a PhD student in Sociology at Loyola University. His interests are in the role community and informal institutions play in urban governance, particularly with respect to gentrification, neighborhood development and urban policy.