Matt Russell, who completed his Ph.D. in HDFS in late 2010, has received second place in the Texas Tech Graduate School’s Outstanding Dissertation Award competition. Matt’s dissertation, entitled “Women’s Counter Narrative of Redemption,” focused on recovery from addiction.
Here is a link to the abstract of Matt’s work, which contains a further link to full text of his dissertation. Professor Nancy Bell served as Matt’s dissertation chair.
The graduate school divides all the different graduate majors at Texas Tech into a smaller number of categories. For roughly half of the categories, the dissertation award is given in even-numbered years and for the other half, in odd-numbered years. Under this system, dissertations completed within the past two years are considered. For Matt’s category of Social Sciences, the eligibility period for completed dissertations was July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012.
Matt is currently a visiting scholar in England, at the University of Cambridge Psychology and Religion Research Group.
Congratulations to Matt and all associated with his dissertation research!