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Adriana Abdenur

Professional Background

Educational Background

PhD, Princeton University, 2006 (Department of Sociology)
MA, Teachers College Columbia University, 2000
AB, Harvard University, 1997 (Department of East Asian Studies)

Scholarly Interests

Selected Publications

professional experiences

Prior Academic and Policy Positions

Assistant Professor of International Affairs, The New School, 2006-2009

Consultant, The World Bank, 2000-2009


Faculty Fellowship, India China Institute, 2008-2010

Design & the Social Sciences Grant, 2008-9
CSISS/NSF Grant for GIS Analysis, 2007 

American Sociological Association, Best Student Paper in Urban Sociology, 2006

National Science Foundation scholarship for SPACE workshop, 2006

National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2005

National Academy of Science Doctoral Travel Grant, 2005

GEOIDE-Canada Doctoral Award for GIS Study, 2005

NSF/IGERT Doctoral Scholarship for GIS Study, 2004

OPR Program in Urbanization and Migration Summer Research Grant, 2005

Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars, 2004, renewed 2005

William Eberstein Award for Latin American Studies, 2005

Center for Migration and Development Research Grant, 2004-5

PIIRS Dissertation Writing Fellowship, 2005 (declined)

Princeton Environmental Institute Research Grant (principal author), 2005

Princeton Institute for International Studies Dissertation Grant, 2004

Council on Regional Studies Dissertation Travel Grant, 2003

Program for Latin American Studies Dissertation Travel Award, 2003

Program for Latin American Studies Research Grant, Princeton, 2002

University Fellowship, Princeton University, 2001-5

Program for Latin American Studies Award, Princeton, 2001, renewed 2002

Department Merit Scholarship, Columbia University Teachers College, 2000-1

McCord Prize for Graduating Senior, Harvard, 1997

Harvard Institute of Politics Research Award, 1995

Harvard University Scholarship, 1993-1997 

Summer Workshops (all attended with grants)

NSF/SPACE Workshop on Spatial Analysis – UC Santa Barbara, Summer 2006

GEOIDE Summer School in GIS – Quebec, Canada. Spring 2005

Sackler Symposium on Early Urbanization – Washington DC, Summer 2005

Vespucci Program for GIS Study – Fiesole, Italy. Summer 2004

professional presentations