Student wins ASA award

June 27th, 2013

Andrea Verdeja ’14, a Politics major at Brandeis University, was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Elise Boulding Award from the American Sociological Association, the highest Sociology professional association in the country. Verdeja, a Roosevelt Fellow, wrote the award-winning paper for the fellowship course on identity issues amongst Palestinians. Her essay was named ” “The Merging of Times: Refugee Identity within the West Bank,” and Professor Gordie Fellman recommended that she applied to the prize due to the paper’s outstanding quality. Prof. Fellman also won an award from ASA a few years ago for his distinguished scholarship. Verdeja was not only commended on the excellent quality of her writing, but was also invited to attend the ASA meetings  that will take place in New York City this August in order to receive her award in person and meet the committee that selected her. We’re very proud of Andrea for nationally representing Brandeis University and for all of her accomplishments!