Cassie McMillan receives the Sheila Burkett and Douglas T. Noakes Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to Cassie McMillan who was awarded the Sheila Burkett and Douglas T. Noakes Graduate Fellowship for 2018-2019 to support her dissertation research on social networks.
Cassie proposes to consider two noteworthy social processes, adolescent drinking behavior, and international migration, as valued, or weighted, social networks. This novel approach to the study of individual and population, social processes promises to further our understanding of social behavior. Cassie proposes to apply novel, state-of-the-art, generalized exponential random graph models to test theories of international migration. This social network analytic approach will allow her to retain the valued nature of migration flows in her analyses and to test her innovative hypothesis that social network factors, such as connections to other migrants, fundamentally shape migration patterns.