NYU Steinhardt News

Steinhardt Faculty Receive W. Gabriel Carras Award for Promising Research

Cynthia Miller-Idriss, assistant professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions, and Lorena Llosa, assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, have been awarded Steinhardt's W. Gabriel Carras Award.

Miller-Idriss, who studies how ordinary people construct and understand citizenship and national belonging in their everyday lives, was honored for her article, "Everyday Understandings of Citizenship in Germany." The article emerged from eighteen months of ethnographic research in three vocational schools in Berlin, where Miller- Idriss studied generational transformations in citizenship and national belonging through interviews and focus groups with teachers and students as well as observation in civics classrooms.

Llosa received a Carras award for her project, "Validating a Standard-based Classroom Assessment of English Proficiency: A Multitrait, Multimethod Approach," which investigates the validity of teacher judgments of English learners' language proficiency.

The W. Gabriel Carras Award was established in recognition of former Associate Dean Gabriel Carras, who during his 50-year career at NYU, mentored junior faculty. The annual award for promising research and scholarship is given to a member of the faculty who is in the first or second year of their pre-tenure appointment.