Penn Sociology News

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.

April 24, 2018

Onoso Imoagene has published Stepping up Your Game: Workplace Experiences of Second-Generation Nigerians in the USA in the Journal of International Migration and Integration.

April 19, 2018

Ph.D. candidate Tina Wu has accepted the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship at New York University, where she will begin as "Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow" in Management and Organizations at NYU Stern in September 2018.

April 19, 2018

Ph.D. candidate Nora Gross recently published her article, "#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: The Double Consciousness of Black Youth in Response to Oppressive Media," with Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society. The article investigates double consciousness among black youth in the age of social media.

April 19, 2018

Ph.D. student Amanda Barrett Cox has been awarded the 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award from the Sociology of Emotions Section of the American Sociological Association for her paper entitled, "Correcting Behaviors and Policing Emotions: How Behavioral Infractions Become Feeling-Rule Violations."

 

April 13, 2018

Anea Moore, C'19, has been announced as one of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship recipients for the upcoming academic year. This is an award that supports students who plan to pursue careers in government or public service and who wish to attend graduate or professional school. Recipients are awarded funding up to $30,000.

 

April 13, 2018

Calvin Rashaud Zimmermann, Ph.D. Candidate, has accepted a position with University of Notre Dame Sociology. Calvin's appointment will begin in the fall as a postdoctoral position for the 2018-2019 adacemic year and his assistant professorship in the fall of 2019.

April 13, 2018

Haley Pilgrim, Ph.D. Student, was recently elected as GAPSA president. Her appointment as president marks GAPSA's first black female president in its 70-year history. The Daily Pennsylvanian featured Haley earlier this week.

 

April 13, 2018

Courtney Boen has been awarded a $50,000 pilot awarded from the Penn Institute on Aging. Courtney will use her funding on a project entitled, "Psychosocial Stress Exposure, Biological Functioning, and Cognitive Change across the Life Course." 

April 9, 2018

Charles Bosk has been awarded 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. Bosk will use his Guggenheim to work on his upcoming book, "Mistakes Were Changed: An Ethnographic History of Medical Failure." You can read more about the award here.

April 2, 2018

Lindsay Glassman, Ph.D. student, released a podcast in late March regarding her recently published article entitled “In the Lord’s Hands”: Divine Healing and Embodiment in a Fundamentalist Christian Church with Sociology of Religion. You can listen to Lindsay's podcast here.

April 2, 2018

Tugce Ellialti-Kose, Ph.D. candidate, has recently published "The State, Law, and Feminist Struggles in the Neoliberalizing City: The Istanbul Courthouse as a Contested Space" in Contested Spaces in Contemporary Turkey, a work edited by Fatma Muge Gocek.

March 26, 2018

Graduate student Amanda Barrett Cox has co-authored Parental Challenges to Organizational Authority in an Elite School District: The Role of Cultural, Social, and Symbolic Capital with Annette Lareau and Elliot Weininger in Teachers College Record. The article examines education and the socioeconomic elite in the public sector.

March 15, 2018

Sherelle Ferguson, Ph.D student, has published "Ask Not What Your Mentor Can Do For You...: The Role of Reciprocal Exchange in Maintaining Student-Teacher Mentorships" in Sociological Forum. By examining relationships between high school teachers and low-income students, the article explores the dynamics of social capital maintenance.