BSIA PhD graduate wins Best Dissertation Award from ISA Human Rights Section

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Congratulations once again to Allison Petrozziello, who has won the ISA Human Rights section’s Lynne Reiner Publishers Award for Best Dissertation for her 2023 dissertation “Birth Registration as Bordering Practice: A Feminist Analysis of Migration Governance and the Production of Statelessness.”

The selection committee wrote that Allison’s dissertation “develops novel insights into the global and local use of birth registration as a form of bordering practice. Combining an analysis of United Nations treaty body efforts with a case study of conditions faced by people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic, the study links seemingly mundane administrative acts to human rights violations experienced over decades by millions of individuals across the globe.”

The award will be officially conferred in April during the 2024 ISA Annual Convention in San Francisco.

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