Penn Sociology News

March 15, 2018

Sherelle Ferguson, Ph.D student, has published "Ask Not What Your Mentor Can Do For You...: The Role of Reciprocal Exchange in Maintaining Student-Teacher Mentorships" in Sociological Forum. By examining relationships between high school teachers and low-income students, the article explores the dynamics of social capital maintenance.

March 14, 2018

PhD student Haley Pilgrim has received the Paul Spickard Graduate Student Paper Award for Critical Mixed Race Studies. Her paper "But I Just Look So White:' The Identity Choices and Racialized Emotional Work of Second-Generation Black-White Multiracials" was chosen by a jury of senior scholars in a variety of disciplines from across the world. She presented findings from this paper at the 2018 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference Resisting, Reclaiming, and Reimagining

March 5, 2018

Daniel Aldana Cohen was quoted in Thomson Reuters Foundation wire story about green cities. The full article can be read here.

March 5, 2018

Steve Viscelli was featured in a Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Podcast entitled, "The Promise and Peril of Self-Driving Trucks." 

Self-driving technology promises to revitalize the trucking industry. But increased energy demand and air pollution are possible downsides. Self-driving technology is making its way onto America’s roads. Companies including Lyft, Ford and Google’s Waymo are investing heavily to develop driverless vehicles and transportation services. Driverless technology is also being developed for the trucking industry, a cornerstone of the economy that moves 70% of manufactured goods yet finds itself challenged by high fuel costs, safety concerns, and a shortage of drivers. 


February 26, 2018

Tyler Baldor, Ph.D. student, has published "No Girls Allowed?: Fluctuating Boundaries between Gay Men and Straight Women in Gay Public Space" in Ethnography. The article explores membership conflicts in Philadelphia gay bars. 

February 19, 2018

Daniel Aldana Cohen will join the Insitute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science (Princeton Campus) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The theme of next year's seminar is Crisis and Critique.

February 12, 2018

An update on the Leonard Davis Institute's (LDI) Pilot Grant funding allocation and the work Hans-Peter Kohler will be doing with the funds can be found here.

February 9, 2018

Shantee Rosado, Ph.D. Candidate, received a two-year pre-doctoral/post-doctoral fellowship in Latina/o Studies at Williams College. The fellowship focuses on U.S. Afro-Latino Studies and begins in Fall 2018. The first year will be devoted to the completion of dissertation work while also teaching one course in the study of U.S. Afro-Latinidades. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) will be spent on academic career development while again teaching one course.

February 5, 2018

Hans-Peter Kohler's longitudinal study on demographic change, health, and defying adversity in poor rural communities was featured in Omnia last month. You can read the full text here.

February 5, 2018

The Daily Pennsylvanian (The DP) has featured new programs of study for our undergraduates. Penn Sociology's Medical Sociology and Law & Society minors have been highlighted here.

February 5, 2018

Onoso Imoagene was quoted last month in New York Times in regard to African migrants and the expectations of success from their children. You can read the article here.

January 25, 2018

Earlier this month Samuel Preston spoke with Penn News about mortality rates, obesity, and life expectancy. You can read more information here.

January 24, 2018

Daniel Aldana Cohen won a Research and Teaching Seed Fund award from the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities.

January 24, 2018

Dorothy Roberts was quoted in Inside Higher Ed discussing the issues with black motherhood and academia and its regulations. You can read more here.

January 18, 2018

Daniel Aldana Cohen published a white paper, "Climate Justice and the Right to the City" with the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Penn Institute for Urban Research, and Perry World House.

January 17, 2018

Phoebe Ho (Ph.D. candidate) and Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng (Ph.D. '14) are researching the impact of social class on parental school engagement. You can read more about their research in Omnia here.

January 17, 2018

PhillyVoice recently featured Sam Preston's work on obesity, mortality rates, and life expectancy. You can read the full article here.

January 12, 2018

Hans-Peter Kohler's ongoing research project, Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health, was featured in Omnia earlier this week. You can read the full article here.

January 11, 2018

Pilar Gonalons-Pons and Dorothy Roberts among Penn faculty receiving grants from Fels Policy Research Initiative for 2018. 

Pilar Gonalons-Pons will be leading a conference about improving workers' conditions and people's access to care entitled: After the Care Crisis: Debating New Policy Frameworks.

Dorothy Roberts, along with Sarah Tishkoff, Projit Mukharji, and Eram Alam will lead a two-day symposium entitled: Global Perspectives on Race and Science.

You can read more about the recipients here.

January 11, 2018

Hyunjoon Park and Jere Behrman, in conjuction with Ph.D. alum of Economics, Jaesung Choi were featured in Penn Current for the research on single-sex schools. You can read the full article here.