January 15, 2016  

Appointments, honors and activities

Student honors:

- Two graduate students from the College of Liberal Arts are recipients of the 2016 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. Nusta Carranza Ko is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science and Jasmine R. Linabary is a doctoral student in the Brian Lamb School of Communication. The Cross award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. The award, which is presented by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, will be given at the association's annual meeting Jan. 20-23 in Washington, D.C.

Linabary also is a teaching assistant and graduate certificate holder in the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. Her research emphasis is on organizing, new media, and social change, with particular interest in gender and participatory methodologies. She also is a research assistant with the Purdue Peace Project, a locally led peacebuilding initiative in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and El Salvador that aims to reduce the likelihood of political violence. 

Carranza Ko focuses on the influence of international norms on state behavior, especially in the area of human rights. She conducted field research in Uruguay, Peru, and South Korea while on a Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship during 2014-15. She earned a Graduate Teaching Certificate from Purdue's Center for Instructional Excellence in 2014 and is currently completing the Advanced Graduate Teaching Certificate. She also has been inducted into the Purdue Teaching Academy as an associate fellow. 

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