Grad Students

Susila Gurusami



Contact Information

Email    susila.gurusami@ucla.edu
Office  Not Available

www.susilagurusami.com

Fields of Study

Carceral Studies, Race, Class, and Gender, Urban Studies, Qualitative Methods, Reproductive Politics, Medical Sociology

Publications

2017   Gurusami, Susila. “Working for Redemption: Formerly Incarcerated Black Women and Punishment in the Labor Market.” Gender & Society.

        *James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Forthcoming   Gurusami, Susila. “Motherwork Under the State: The Maternal Labor of Formerly Incarcerated Black Women,” Social Problems.

*Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Race, Class, Gender Section 

Selected Blog Posts

Gurusami, Susila. “Intersectional Capitalism and the Calculations of Human Life.” Gender & Society Blog, August 23, 2017. https://gendersociety.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/intersectional-capitalism....

Grants and Awards

2017    James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Section on Racial & Ethnic Minorities

2016    Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Race, Gender, and Class Section

2016    Fellowship, Dissertation Year Award, UCLA

2016    Fellowship, Paula Stone Legal Research Dissertation Award, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA 

2015    Fellowship, Department of Sociology, UCLA 

2015    Dissertation Launchpad Scholar, UCLA 

2014    Predoctoral Fellowship, Institute of American Cultures, Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA 

2014    Travel Grant, Department of Sociology, UCLA

2014    Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, UCLA

2014    Teaching Grant, Office of Instructional Development, UCLA

2014    Finalist, Rishwain Social Justice Entrepreneurship Award, UCLA

2013    Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, UCLA

2013    Grant, Institute of American Cultures, Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA 

2013    Fellowship, Constance Coiner Award for Research, Teaching, and Activism, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA 

2012    Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, UCLA

2012    Fellowship, Graduate Division, UCLA 

2011    Chancellor’s Prize, UCLA

2010    Chancellor’s Prize, UCLA 

2009    Fellowship, Department of Sociology, UCLA

2009    Predoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality, and Health, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University (declined) 

Conference Presentations

2016    “Motherwork Under the State: The Maternal Labor of Formerly Incarcerated Black Women,” American Sociological Association Annual Conference, August 21-25

2016    “Working for Redemption: Formerly Incarcerated Black Women and Punishment in the Labor Market,” Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference, August 19-21

2014    “’I Came Back to Life’: Black Women’s Experiences of Social Life and Death After Incarceration,” American Sociological Association Annual Conference, August 16-19

2014    “Picturing Freedom: Using Photovoice to Represent Black Women’s Experiences after Incarceration,” Thinking Gender Annual Graduate Conference, February 7

2014    “Boys and Girls in White: Gendered Inequality in Medical School,” Susan B. Anthony Institute Annual Conference, March 1-2

Advisors

 

 

Degrees

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles 2017

C.Phil in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles 2014

M.A. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles 2011

B.A. in Sociology (with honors), University of Michigan 2009