Penn Sociology News

April 29, 2016

Elizabeth Lee, Ph.D. alum (2011), spoke with Inside Higher Ed today about her work on socio-economic inequality in higher education through her new book Class and Campus Life: Managing and Experiencing Inequality at an Elite College.

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April 27, 2016

Doga Kerestecioglu, Ph.D. candidate, was awarded a place in Insight Data Science Fellows Program in New York, NY. Insight is an intensive 7+ weeks training fellowship bridging the gap between academia and data science. He will attend the program beginning on May 31.

April 27, 2016

Hyunjoon Park has edited a special issue, Becoming an Adult in East Asia: Multidisciplinary and Comparative Approaches, of Asian Journal of Social Science. The special issue features four papers that examine various issues related to transition to adulthood among East Asian young people.

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April 25, 2016

Lizzy Schwartz, College of Arts and Sciences ('16) and sociology major, was recently interviewed by The Civic House. You can read her interview here

April 25, 2016

On April 7-8, 2016, the Department of Sociology hosted a conference in honor of the retirement of Professor Randall Collins. Below are links to videos from the event.

Toasts in honor of Randy

"What has Micro-Sociology Accomplished?"

April 25, 2016

April 7 and 8 Penn Sociology hosted Social Interaction and Theory: A Conference in Honor of Professor Randall Collins as a retirement gift. Penn SAS staff writer Blake Cole wrote a piece on the symposium, praising the event.

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April 25, 2016

Aliya Rao, Ph.D. Candidate, receives an Honorable Mention for the Graduate Student Paper Award from ASA's Sociology of Emotion Section on her paper Stand by your man: wives' emotions work during men's unemployment.

ASA Section on Emotions

April 21, 2016
The special issue, Education as a Positional Good, of Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Hyunjoon Park and Yossi Shavit edited, has come out!   http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02765624/43  

The special issue features studies that examine trends in educational inequality and the education-occupation relationship in relative perspective, beyond the 'dominant' approach to education in nominal or absolute perspective.


April 14, 2016

Grace Kao gave a 60-Second Lecture for Penn Arts and Sciences yesterday, April 13. To view her talk please click the photo below.

 

 

April 13, 2016

Chad Evans, Ph.D. student, presented a paper he co-authored with Professor Frank Furstenberg on adjunct professors in higher education at the American Education Research Association Conference earlier this week.

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April 13, 2016

Radha Modi, Ph.D. candidate, has accepted a post-doctoral research fellowship from University of Illinois - Chicago's Asian American Studies Department. Radha's appointment will begin in June of this year.

April 12, 2016

Brooke Cunningham, Ph.D. (2006), spoke to first-year medical students at the University of Minnesota Medical School about seeing race in medicine but not using it to determine genetic abnormalities. She highlighted race as being a social construct, not a health determinant.

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April 12, 2016

Samuel Preston and Irma Elo's 2013 study on life expectancy in New York City was mentioned in The New York Times' article on poor New Yorkers and life expectancy compared to national counterparts.

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April 12, 2016

Andrew Stokes, Ph.D. (2014) in Demography and Sociology, spoke with The Wall Street Journal earlier this week about the advantages and disadvantages of being overweight and overall health.

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April 5, 2016

Megan Reed, Ph.D. student, has been awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for 2016-2017.

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April 4, 2016
Sociology Ph.D. student Alexander D. Hoppe was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship for 2016-17. The fellowship is jointly funded by the US and Indian governments and offers nine months of research support. His project takes an ethnographic approach to global value chains, focusing on the construction and negotiation of cultural products in the apparel industry. He will be affiliated with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) while in India.
 
The Fulbright Program, which is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, aims to increase mutual understanding and strong ties between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

 

 
April 1, 2016

Rachel Ellis, Ph.D. candidate, has accepted the Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. She was selected as one of 66 fellows from more than 1,000 applicants. The ACLS Fellowship supports writing and research in the final year of dissertation work.

April 1, 2016

Grace Kao will be participating in April's 60-Second Lectures series. She will present on April 13 on the topic of Interracial Romance and Friendship from Adolescence to Adulthood.

The 60-Second Lectures

March 31, 2016

Francis Prior, Ph.D. candidate, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Assumption College. His appointment will begin Fall 2016.

March 30, 2016

Tina Wu, Ph.D. Student, has been awarded a Critical Writing Teaching Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year through Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at Penn.

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