UIC Doctoral Student Selected for Child Welfare Fellowship

Kristin Abner, a graduate student in sociology, was one of 15 students nationwide to be selected for a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. 

The two-year, $50,000 fellowship will allow Abner to continue her dissertation project, which examines how a child's neighborhood and social support might contribute to child protective services involvement and the type of placement or service one receives through the system. Rachel Gordon, associate professor of sociology, is her dissertation advisor.