Penn Sociology News

July 13, 2018

Pilar Gonalons-Pons' work on married couples, their earnings, and rates of divorce has been quoted in The New York Times. You can read the full article here.

July 10, 2018

Phoebe Ho, a Ph.D. candidate, and Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng's ('14) study comparing teacher perceptions of parental involvement and how this varies by family race, ethnicity, and nativity, recently published in Social Science Research was highlighted in Education Week. The full text can be read here.

July 9, 2018

Tyler Baldor, Ph.D. candidate, spoke with Behavioral Scientist regarding his research on sexually integrated Philadelphia gay bars to explain how non-minorities can frequent minority spaces without disrupting them. You can read the full article here.

July 2, 2018

Ross Koppel was recently interviewed by Bloomberg law to discuss electronic health records and the need to create good EHR systems.

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July 2, 2018

Melissa Wilde has edited a new issue of Social Inclusions entitled, Complex Religion: Intersections of Religion and Inequality (2018, Volume 6, Issue 2).

July 2, 2018
The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) held its fourth biennial conference on June 21-23 in Washington, D.C. The conference theme was "OpenScience: Assumptions and Translation of Work and Family Research".  

 Nearly 400 participants from over 30 countries participated in 118 sessions along with a pre-conference workshop. Penn’s representation included Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Lauren Harris and three colleagues from the Wharton School. Jerry A. Jacobs served as Executive Officer of WFRN and was prominently featured on the program.  Jacobs’ received a “Leaders and Legacies Award” for his service to the work and family research community.   
June 25, 2018

Annette Lareau, Amabda Barrett Cox, and Elliot B. Weininger (Professor Sociology, SUNY College at Brockport) recently discussed their research on an affluent school district, and the impact that parents within such communities may have on the schools, in The New York Times.

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June 13, 2018

Haley Pilgrim, Ph.D. student, spoke with Knowledge@Wharton High School on color-blindness and unconscious bias in the workplace. Read the full article here.

 

June 13, 2018

David K. Kirui, Ph.D. student, has co-published Does generational status matter in college? Expectations and academic performance among second-generation college students in the US with Grace Kao (Professor of Sociology, Yale University) in a special issue of Ethnicities on educational inequality.

June 13, 2018

Emily Hannum has been announced as Associate Dean for the Social Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences. Her appointment will begin July 1, 2018. In this role Emily will oversee the School’s social sciences departments (Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, History and Sociology of Science, Political Science, and Sociology) and research centers.

June 11, 2018

Courtney Boen has been named the recipient of Best Dissertation Award by American Sociological Association's Sociology of Mental Health section, for her dissertation entitled “Inequality ‘Under the Skin’: Stress & the Biodemography of Racial Health Disparities Across the Life Course.”.

June 11, 2018

Last month Emilio Parrado spoke on WBUR's On Point Podcast, discussing the decline in US birth rates and international migration. You can listen to the podcast here.

May 21, 2018

Angela Simms, Ph.D. Candidate, has accepted Penn's School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Simms has also received an honorable mention for the Center for Engaged Scholarship Fellowship, which is affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley.

May 15, 2018

Phoebe Ho, a Ph.D. candidate, and Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng ('14) have co-authored a study comparing teacher perceptions of parental involvement and how this varies by family race, ethnicity, and nativity in Social Science Research. Their study, "How far can the apple fall? Differences in teacher perceptions of minority and immigrant parents and their impact on academic outcomes," can be read here.

May 14, 2018

Melissa Wilde speaks on Give Methods a Chance podcast on conducting comparative historical research and her forthcoming book entitled Birth of the Culture Wars. You can listen to Melissa's podcast here.

May 14, 2018

Amada Armenta’s book Protect, Serve, Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement has been recognized as a Finalist for the Society for the Study of Social Problems’ 2017 C. Wright Mills Award and an Honorable Mention for the 2018 Law and Society Association's Herbert Jacob Prize.

May 14, 2018
May 7, 2018

Penn Today spoke with Steve Viscelli about safety, economic implications, and environmental challenges of driverless trucks. You can read the full article here.

May 7, 2018

Sherelle Ferguson has won an NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, awarded to students conducting dissertation research related to education.

She has also been awarded a Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Penn Center for Teaching and Learning for the 2018-2019 school year.

April 24, 2018

Haley Pilgrim, Ph.D. Student, has been awarded the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students.