Penn Sociology News

October 14, 2013


Jerry A. Jacobs has edited a special issue of the journal, Community Work & Family (Summer, 2013). This just-released issue is titled, "The Work and Family Researchers Network: Agendas and Accomplishments.” This volume presents selected papers from the inaugural conference of the Work and Family Researchers Network which Jacobs founded in 2012.

More on the Work and Family Researchers Network

October 14, 2013


Frank Furstenberg has published, Behind the Academic Curtain: How to Find Success and Happiness with a Ph.D.  In this book, Furstenberg draws from his experience in academia to offer a guide on navigating life after obtaining a Ph.D.

More on Frank Furstenberg's latest book

October 7, 2013

Tukufu Zuberi was featured on, discussing everything from his time on History Detectives, to his travels as a scholar and award-winning film African Independence

Complete Article

October 2, 2013

Bridget Rose Nolan (who received her Doctorate in Sociology this past May) and her dissertation research on her work as a CIA Analyst continues to garner media attention.  This feature on focuses on the analysis of the National Counterterroism Center's office culture.

Bridget Nolan's research featured on 

September 30, 2013

 On 9/25/13, Annette Lareau took on the challenge of completing a lecture in 60 Seconds as part of Penn's long-running "60 Second Lecture Series."  Her lecture was titled, "Unequal Life Chances."
*Photo by Matthew Leake, UPenn School of Arts & Sciences*

September 30, 2013

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi is featured in the recently released September/October issue of the Penn Gazette.  In the interview, Dr. Zuberi talks about his two current museum exhibits and his recently released film, African Independence.

Online Transcript of the Interview

September 24, 2013

Camille Charles, Professor of Sociology and the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Social Sciences, was recently featured in the Daily Pennsylvanian in an interview discussing her research as a fellow for the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice at NYU:

Complete Article

September 23, 2013

Dr. Ross Koppel, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, was interviewed in the U.S News and World Report in an article discussing whether health care reform is responsible for hospitals cutting costs and laying off employees:

Complete Article

September 19, 2013

From Penn News, 9/16/13:

"Fellowships from the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton will enable two University of Pennsylvania professors to pursue their research full time this year. David Grazian, associate professor of sociology, and Vanessa Ogle, assistant professor of history, have been named 2013-14 Fellows."

Complete Article

September 9, 2013

Hyunjoon Park will be a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Asia Research Institute in National University of Singapore this semester. 

September 9, 2013

Hans-Peter Kohler has commented on stabilized fertility rates in the growing US economy for the New York Times

August 31, 2013

Jason Schnittker has received Best Publication Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Mental Health for his paper: Schnittker, J. (2012). The Proximity of Common Unhappiness and Misery. Society and Mental Health, 2(3), 135-153.

August 26, 2013

Paul Allison received Article of the Year Award by the Family Section of the American Sociological Association for the paper co-authored with Liana C. Sayer, Paula England, and Nicole Kangas (2011): “She left, he left: How employment and satisfaction affect men’s and women’s decisions to leave marriages.” American Journal of Sociology 116(6):1982-2018.

August 21, 2013

Bridget Rose Nolan's dissertation research based on her work as a CIA analyst was featured on the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer

August 2, 2013

Jason Schnittker has been elected to be the Chair of the Sociology of Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association. 

July 3, 2013

Bethany Weed has received the 2013 Robert J. McNamara Student Award from the Association for the Sociology of Religion for her paper titled "Lived Religion: Islam in a West African Take-out Restaurant."

June 25, 2013

David Grazian has been awarded the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the ASA Section on Animals and Society for his 2012 article “Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Exhibiting Nature in American Zoos,” published in The Sociological Quarterly.

June 24, 2013

Camille Zubrinsky Charles has been reappointed as the Edmund J. and Luise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Social Sciences.

June 21, 2013

Annette Lareau has been reappointed as the Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences. 

June 19, 2013

Irma Elo has been elected to be the Chair of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Population.