The American Sociological Association has selected UGA doctoral candidate Malissa Alinor as one of its new Minority Fellows. Alinor also received her master’s degree in sociology from UGA.
The Minority Fellows Program provides a stipend, mentoring and a cohort opportunity to predoctoral minority students. The new Fellows will attend the 2019 annual meeting in New York City where they will participate in a full program of professional development and networking activities, as well as financial support to present research at conferences.
Alinor’s mixed-method dissertation explores the affective components of racial discrimination. She is also using experimental methods to examine how these racialized emotions lead to action or inaction. In addition, she is a part of an ongoing research collaboration to understand the effects of sexual misconduct policies, of which she is co-author on a paper published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.