Roberta S. Pamplona and Zhen Wang win CSA Best Student Paper Awards

June 14, 2024 by Juanita Lam

Congratulations to graduate students Roberta S. Pamplona and Zhen Wang on winning Best Student Paper Awards at the Canadian Sociological Association’s (CSA) annual conference. Roberta Pamplona receives this award from the Criminology and Law research cluster for her article “Feminist Repurposing: Activism Against Violence, State Incorporation, and the Feminicídio Law in Brazil”. Zhen Wang’s paper “A Matter of Size: Varied Experiences of Deregulation” wins the award from the Economic Sociology cluster.

Winning papers are recognized with a certificate and prize. Visit the Canadian Sociological Association for a complete list of award recipients.

Roberta S. Pamplona is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests rely on the intersection of gender, law, and power. She focuses on lethal violence against women and the role of feminist ideas in challenging and reproducing local and global power inequalities. Roberta’s research contributes to our understanding of gender and violence as political categories within violent contexts and engages in theoretical debates in transnational feminist theory, socio-legal studies, and the sociology of violence.

Zhen Wang is a PhD student who is interested in economic sociology, financialization, and organizational studies. Her research focuses on banking deregulation and variation in banks' risk-taking driven by bank size.