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John A. Doering-White

John A. Doering-White

PhD Student. Social Work/Anthropology Graduate - 2019

John Doering-White is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Anthropology. His research focuses on the intersections of violence and care that surround the work of migrant shelters throughout Mexico that assist undocumented Central Americans. Prior to graduate school, John worked as a community organizer and family advocate with immigrant communities in rural Illinois.

Dissertation Title

In the Shadow of the Beast: Violence and Dignity along the Central American Migrant Trail


Year Degree   School
2019 PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2015 MSW University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2010 BA Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana


Year Description
2018 - Winter Rackham Program in Public Scholarship Grant
2017 - Winter Harold and Vivian Shapiro Prize
2017 - Winter Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
2017 - Sp/Su Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
2017 - Fall Henry J. Meyer Scholarship Award
2016 - Sp/Su Wenner-Gren Dissertation Grant
2016 - Fall Wenner-Gren Dissertation Grant
2016 - Winter John and Penny Tropman Conference Networking Travel Grant

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