Penn Sociology News
December 12, 2013
December 9, 2013
December 4, 2013
The Penn Sociology Spring 2014 Colloquium Series, which will begin on Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, has been announced. This weekly series brings in leading scholars from other universities, as well as from Penn, to present their current research and engage in discussion with faculty and graduate students.
For the complete list of speakers and their topics, visit the Penn Sociology Colloquium Series page.
November 27, 2013
Ross Koppel, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, was just elected Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of the Wharton School.
This follows his recent election as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the highest honor of the American Medical Informatics Association.
November 25, 2013
November 21, 2013
November 19, 2013
Janice Madden, Professor of Regional Science, Sociology, and Urban Studies, has been named President of the North American Regional Science Association for 2014. She will deliver the Presidential Lecture at the 2014 meetings in Washington, DC in November of 2014.
November 14, 2013
Sociology Ph.D. candidate April Yee discusses the motivation behind her research in our latest Penn Sociology Student Blog.
April Yee's Blog about the motivation behind her research
Penn Sociology Student Blog
November 13, 2013
Dorothy Roberts, the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, will present the inaugural Provost's Lecture on Diversity tonight (11/13/2013) at 5:30pm (Annenberg School Room 110). Professor Roberts will give a talk titled, "Interracial Marriage and the Civil Rights Revolution: A Personal Journey."
Regarding this opportunity, Professor Roberts states, "I am extremely excited and honored to give the inaugural Provost's Lecture on Diversity. It will be my first time speaking in public about my new book project on the role interracial marriage played in the Civil Rights movement."
Professor Roberts adds, "My research project and my lecture are based on an amazing archive of papers I inherited from my father, an anthropology professor, including more than 500 interviews of black-white couples in Chicago that he conducted between 1937 and 1986. I will talk about the very personal journey I am embarking on to investigate the history and politics of interracial intimacy."
This event is free and open to the public. To hear more from Professor Roberts about her upcoming talk, visit: http://provost.upenn.edu/faculty/provost-lecture.
October 31, 2013
Jerry Jacobs spoke on October 24th and 25th before the Committee on the Science of Team Science of the National Research Council. The workshop was held in Washington D. C. at the National Academy of Sciences. Jacobs presented research from his forthcoming book on disciplines and interdisciplinarity.
October 30, 2013
Professor Emeritus Richard D. Lambert, who earned his Ph.D in Sociology at Penn in 1951, just had his dissertation, Hindu-Muslim Riots published by Oxford University Press. It will be available for purchase in the U.S February 2014.
The now 90-year old scholar served in many roles at Penn, including Chair of the South Asia Regional Studies Department and Director of the Office of International Programs. Regarding this unique accomplishment, Lambert says, "It was a suprise to me, but very satisfying that at the age of 90, there [is] still some interest in the academic work I completed so long ago."
Richard D. Lambert's Page in the University Archives
October 23, 2013
Charles Bosk has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. The IOM was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences.
Institute of Medicine Member Election Press Release
October 22, 2013
October 16, 2013
African Independence, an award-winning, feature-length documentary by Tukufu Zuberi, will make its University of Pennsylvania premiere on Thursday, Oct. 17th as part of the Africana Studies "Future of the Field" conference.
More on the Penn Premiere
More on the Future of the Field Conference
More on Tukufu Zuberi's documentary
October 14, 2013
Jerry A. Jacobs has edited a special issue of the journal, Community Work & Family (Summer, 2013). This just-released issue is titled, "The Work and Family Researchers Network: Agendas and Accomplishments.” This volume presents selected papers from the inaugural conference of the Work and Family Researchers Network which Jacobs founded in 2012.
More on the Work and Family Researchers Network
October 14, 2013
Frank Furstenberg has published, Behind the Academic Curtain: How to Find Success and Happiness with a Ph.D. In this book, Furstenberg draws from his experience in academia to offer a guide on navigating life after obtaining a Ph.D.
More on Frank Furstenberg's latest book
October 7, 2013
October 2, 2013
Bridget Rose Nolan (who received her Doctorate in Sociology this past May) and her dissertation research on her work as a CIA Analyst continues to garner media attention. This feature on Slate.com focuses on the analysis of the National Counterterroism Center's office culture.
Bridget Nolan's research featured on Slate.com
September 30, 2013
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