NCFR Recognizes Christina Diaz and Jeremy Fiel for Outstanding Family Research

Christina J. Diaz

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is proud to recognize Christina J. Diaz and Jeremy E. Fiel as the 2017 recipients of the Reuben Hill Award, which is given to the author(s) of an outstanding article or book that combines theory and methodology to analyze and interpret a significant family issue. Their article is titled “The Effect(s) of Teen Pregnancy: Reconciling Theory, Methods, and Findings.”

Christina J. Diaz is an assistant professor in the School of Sociology and an affiliate in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. She earned a Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in demography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Christina’s research interests center around the ways large-scale demographic processes—particularly migration and family formation—exacerbate and mitigate social inequality. Her work, which has been recognized by the American Sociological Association and the Population Association of America, has been published in Demography and Social Science Research.

Jeremy E. Fiel

Jeremy E. Fiel is an assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research uses quantitative methods to examine problems of educational inequality and social stratification, with particular interests in contemporary school segregation and in processes of intergenerational educational stratification. Jeremy’s work has been published in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, American Educational Research Journal, and Demography.

The recipients will be recognized for her achievements at the 2017 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Florida.

The award is given in memory of Reuben Hill, who had a distinguished career as a university professor and pioneered the scholarly study of family. Dr. Hill is remembered for his determination to promote high-quality research and advance theory about families with the intent of producing practical benefits for families.

The National Council on Family Relations is the premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. NCFR has a membership of nearly 3,000 family researchers, practitioners and educators. For more information on the National Council on Family Relations or its scholarly publications, visit the NCFR website at