Penn Sociology News

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.

Full article

July 20, 2016

Class and Campus Life by Elizabeth M. Lee (Ph.D., 2011) is on The Washington Post's summer reading list. You can read the full list here

July 19, 2016

David Grazian spoke with The Washington Post about the state of America's zoos and how they might be able to change for the better.

Full article

July 19, 2016

Junhow Wei, recent Ph.D. graduate, was quoted by The Christian Science Monitor on his take on why television viewers are drawn to shows and movies with darker themes.

Full article

July 19, 2016

Jerry A. Jacobs spoke at a Congressional Briefing on Wednesday June 22 on new research on the health and economic impacts of of work and family policies. The Briefing was held in the hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in conjunction with the third meeting of the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN).

June 29, 2016

Amanda Barrett Cox, Ph.D. Student, published an article earlier this week in Symbolic Interaction titled, "Correcting Behaviors and Policing Emotions: How Behavioral Infractions Become Feeling-Rule Violations."

Full article


This article was also featured in the most recent issue of Omnia which can be viewed here.

June 21, 2016

Penn Arts and Sciences recently featured the two newest minors to Penn Sociology: law and society and medical sociology. You can read the full featurette here

June 15, 2016

Guobin Yang sat down with the New York Times for an interview about his latest book, "The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China." The full interview can be read here.

June 13, 2016

Jerry A. Jacobs reports that the biennial Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Conference will be held in Washington DC on June 22-25. This year's conference will feature over 700 participants from 45 different countries, and will include a Congressional Briefing, "Congressional Policy Day," "Practitioner Day" and many other special events. More about the conference can be found at the WFRN website, here