Cox Receives M. Rue Bucher Award

Kiana Cox, a PhD candidate in the sociology department, was selected this spring as winner of the 2012 M. Rue Bucher Memorial Award for qualitative research for her work on “African American Social Justice Organizations and the Contemporary Civil Rights Agenda.”

The award is named in honor of M. Rue Bucher (1928-1985), a sociology professor at UIC. The fund established by family and friends is used for an annual $500 award for the qualitative study of social processes. Graduate students in any UIC doctoral program are eligible to apply for the award, and research proposals employing qualitative methods (interviews, observation, use of archives, etc.) are welcomed. Topics may include, but are not limited to, studies of occupations and professions, health and illness, and gender in society. The award may be used to defray expenses of research using qualitative methods. A call for proposals is issued each spring term, and entries are judged by a committee of five scholars chaired by Professor R. Stephen Warner. The first Bucher Award was made in 1987.