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Former Lake Dissertation Fellowship Recipients Receive ARNOVA Awards

Former Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Recipients, Allison Schnable and Shai Dromi received awards at the 2022 ARONVA conference in November. 

Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize

“Amateurs without Borders The Aspirations and Limits of Global Compassion” by Allison Schnable, 2012 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Recipient

Allison Schnable is Associate Professor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and affiliate faculty of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Her research explores how people use nonprofit organizations to create solidarity in a globalizing world. She is the author of Amateurs without Borders (University of California Press, 2021) and a PI of the NGO Knowledge Collective, a project to synthesize academic research on NGOs. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) and is a past winner of ISTR’s Emerging Scholar Award and the ARNOVA-RGK President’s Award. Dr. Schnable served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University.

The Peter Dobkin Hall History of Philanthropy Prize

“Above the Fray: The Making of the Humanitarian Relief NGO Sector” by Shai M. Dromi, 2015 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Recipient

Shai M. Dromi is an Associate Senior Lecturer on sociology at Harvard University. His work focuses on the intersections of moral beliefs with political and organizational culture. His first book, Above the Fray: The Red Cross and the Making of the Humanitarian NGO Sector, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2020. His second book, Moral Minefields: How Sociologists Debate Good Science, is forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press and co-authored with Samuel Stabler. Dromi is also the co-editor of the Handbook of the Sociology of Morality, vol. 2 with Steven Hitlin and Aliza Luft. His recent articles appeared in journals like Sociological Theory and Theory & Society.