Penn Sociology News
March 6, 2014
February 28, 2014
In the second part of our Student Profile Series:
Shane Williams, Penn class of 2014 and Sociology major, talks about Penn Sociology and how it has helped her prepare for a career in therapy.
Shane Williams, Class of 2014 Penn Sociology Major
February 27, 2014
February 7, 2014
Ph.D candidate Doga Kerestecioglu has been awarded a Penn Lauder Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) PhD grant. The grant will help with his upcoming research in Turkey.
February 5, 2014
Naz Ozbek, Penn class of 2014 and Sociology major, talks about why she chose Penn Sociology and what she enjoys about the department.
Naz Ozbek, Class of 2014
January 30, 2014
With support from the Population Studies Center, the Center for East Asian Studies at Penn, and the Academy of Korean Studies, Hyunjoon Park has organized the conference, Becoming an Adult in East Asia: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches, to be held February 28 - March 1 at Penn. Emily Hannum, Yi-Lin Chiang, and Hyejeong Jo will present their papers at the conference.
The conference website is: http://sites.sas.upenn.edu/becominganadultineastasia/
If you would like to attend the conference, please contact Hyunjoon Park (firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration.
January 28, 2014
Jerry A. Jacobs and NYU Professor Kathleen Gerson have been elected Co-Presidents of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS). They will be serving a three-year term as presidents-elect, presidents, and past-presidents, and are responsible for organizing the winter and summer meetings in 2015. As an organization, SWS is entering its 45th year 900 members strong. Its journal, Gender & Society, has become a leading journal in Women's Studies and Sociology. SWS seeks to promote greater opportunities for women through efforts topromote feminist research, teaching and advocacy.
January 24, 2014
Hyunjoon Park has published an edited volume (with Kyung-keun Kim), Korean Education in Changing Economic and Demographic Contexts (Springer 2014), http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-981-4451-27-7
This edited volume features 10 papers (in addition to the introduction by editors), which examine various challenges that recent economic and demographic changes pose for Korean education and its attempts to deal with those challenges.
January 16, 2014
Emilio Parrado has been selected along with 7 other Penn faculty members to serve as a Penn Fellow. The Penn Fellows Program "provides leadership development to select Penn faculty members in mid-career" and gives them "opportunities to build cross-campus alliances, meet distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about universities and university governance, and consult with Penn's senior administrators."
January 7, 2014
Janice Madden's paper (with Matt Ruther of University of Colorado), "Gayborhoods: Economic Development and the Concentration of Same-sex Couples in Neighborhoods Within Large American Cities," was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal's coverage of the recent American Economic Association meetings.
December 19, 2013
December 19, 2013
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
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
103 McNeil Building
Family and Gender: Lee Badgett, Director, Center for Public Policy & Administration; Professor of Economics, UMass Amherst
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
169 McNeil Building
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
103 McNeil Building