Fordie Christina Cross wins sociology paper competitions

April 10, 2019

Christina Cross, a member of the Ford School’s joint-PhD program with sociology, earned recognition from two sociological societies for her paper, “Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Association Between Family Structure and Children’s Educational Attainment.”  

The Southern Sociological Society will present Cross with the Howard Odum Award for Best Paper Written by a Graduate Student on Friday, April 12. She also placed first in the Midwest Sociological Society’s (MSS) student paper competition, and will be recognized during the MSS Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 18.  

Cross has successfully defended her dissertation and will receive her degree in May. While studying at U-M she was also a trainee in social demography at the Population Studies Center.

She has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Harvard University’s sociology department after graduation.