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Julia Hall, PhD, professor of sociology, d'youville college

DYC Sociology Faculty Member Wins National Book Award in Her Field

Buffalo, New York – October 01, 2013 – A member of the D'Youville College faculty in the Department of Liberal Arts has received a national award for work in her field.

Julia Hall, Ph.D., professor of sociology, has received the 2013 Critics Choice of the Year Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association for "Children’s Human Rights and Public Schooling in the United States" (Sense Publishers, 2013).

Hall's book was nominated following an extensive peer review process. It is the first of a series of three contracted books currently being authored by Hall.

In the book, Hall addresses the “serious human rights violations taking place among children everywhere including in the U.S.” “I think it’s important for the public to know that as the economy continues to constrict, more and more young people find themselves struggling to grow up on razor thin margins of survival,” she said.

Hall joined D’Youville in 2001 and is a graduate of the University at Buffalo where she earned her doctorate in the Sociology of Education. Her master’s degree is from McGill University in Montreal.

“I’m very pleased and honored that my book was nominated and submitted for an extensive scholarly peer review process and was ultimately selected for this prestigious honor,” Hall said. I believe it follows the mission of St. Marguerite and is an example of the academic work the faculty does at D’Youville.”

The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) is a national scholarly society for scholars and administrators who are researching cutting edge issues in education.


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