Tabitha Wilbur's article, entitled "Stressed but not Depressed: A Longitudinal Analysis of First-generation College Students, Stress and Depressive Symptoms", first appeared in Social Forces in September 2021. It was quickly lauded by the American Sociology Association and receive the following recognition:
- Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Children and Youth 2021
- David Lee Stevenson Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award Honorable Mention, ASA Section on Sociology of Education 2021
- Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award Honorable Mention, ASA Section on Aging and the Life Course 2021
- Schuessler Graduate Research Award, Indiana University 2021
This article was later awarded the Maureen T. Hallinan Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Education Research Association (AERA) through The Sociology of Education Special Interest Group.