Penn Sociology News

October 21, 2016

Ph.D. alum Sebastian Cherng ('14) was recently featured on Huffington Post and Essence for his research that looked into whether middle school students tended to prefer Black, Latino, or White teachers. The study found that students felt more challenged and supported by minority teachers.

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October 21, 2016

Kristen Harknett was recently interviewed by Penn News to discuss her research (with Daniel Schneider of University of California, Berkeley) on the link between unpredictable, unstable schedules and negative consequences such as psychological stress and poor health.

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October 21, 2016

Guobin Yang was recently interviewed by the New York Times to discuss the Cultural Revolution in China and his new book, The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China.

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October 10, 2016

Guobin Yang's newest book, The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China, was reviewed by The New York Review of Books. The full review can be found here.

October 4, 2016

Ross Koppel's work was featured in The Health Care Blog about electronic health records and warding off hackers in the present and future. The full article can be read here.

September 30, 2016

Jerry A. Jacobs was a guest speaker on the "Knowledge@Wharton" Sirius Radio program on Friday, September 30. He was interviewed by host Dan Loney about the  new paid sick leave rule enacted by the US Department of Labor that covers government contractors.

September 30, 2016

Kristen Harknett's work was featured in Penn Current about better preparing employees with advanced notice of busy work scedules and heavy workloads. The full article can be read here.

September 30, 2016

Ross Koppel wrote for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association on implications and errors caused by using computerized prescriber order-entry related to patient safety. The full article can be read here.

September 20, 2016

Steve Viscelli was interviewed about his newest book The Big Rig by BYU (Brigham Young University) Radio on their show Thinking Aloud. The full interview can be heard here.

September 15, 2016

Emily Hannum was interviewed by Politifact about female education and fertility. The full article can be read here.

September 14, 2016

Ran Liu, Ph.D. student, has translated Randall Collins' Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory into Chinese. The book has been published by Peking University. The book can be found here.

September 12, 2016

Yilin Chiang, Ph.D. candidate, has won the student paper award from the North American Chinese Sociologist Association for her paper, "When things don't go as planned: Parental strategies and situational adjustments for elite university enrollment in China." 

September 7, 2016

Hyunjoon Park (PI) and Grace Kao (Co-Investigator) have been awarded $1.34 Million grant from the Academy of Korean Studies for the project titled, "Korean Millennials: Coming of Age in the Era of Inequality." Over the next five years, the project will examine the trajectories through which Korean Millennials move into adulthood.

September 1, 2016

Penn News spoke with Daniel Aldana Cohen about his work on urban sustainability. The full interview can be found here.

August 24, 2016

Daniel Aldana Cohen's work on urban sustainability was featured in Nature earlier this week. The full article can be found here

August 23, 2016

Joanna Kempner (Ph.D., 2004) has received the 2016 Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. The award was given for Joanna's work, Not Tonight Dear: Migraines and the Politics of Gender and Health (University of Chicago Press, 2014). 

August 22, 2016

Yilin Chiang, Ph.D. candidate, has received the honorable mention for the graduate student research paper award from the Asia and Asian America Section at the American Sociological Association (ASA).

August 8, 2016

Camille Zubrinsky Charles has been appointed the Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences. The appointment recognizes Dr. Charles' distinguished scholarship in urban inequality and race and ethnic relations as well as her outstanding service to the Sociology and Africana Studies Departments and the School of Arts and Sciences. 

July 25, 2016

Omnia released an article on summer reading lists for Penn professors. Penn Sociology's Tukufu Zuberi was interviewed and you find his summer reads here

July 20, 2016

Jerry A. Jacobs recently wrote for Inside Higher Ed on the issue of reliance on academic publications and potential cheating among higher education.

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