Penn Sociology News

June 19, 2013

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

June 19, 2013

Melissa Wilde has been elected to serve as the President of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, for 2015.

June 14, 2013

Jessica Ho, a joint PhD Candidate in Demography and Sociology, has defended her dissertation titled "Comparative Studies of Health and Mortality." Congratulations!

June 11, 2013

Aliya Rao's paper "'You don’t dare plan much’: Work and intimate relationships for highly skilled contingent workers", based on her MA thesis, received an award from the Family section of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP Graduate Student Paper Awards, Family section, 2nd place). 

June 3, 2013

Tukufu Zuberi's exhibitions "Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River" (open since May 4 and remains open for three yeras at the Independence Seaport Museum) and "Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster" as well as the award-winning documentary "African Independence" received international recognition. 

May 31, 2013

Research on working motherhood carried out by Jerry Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson (New York University) has been featured in the Time Magazine

May 11, 2013

Aliya Rao has been awarded a 2013 Leboy-Davies Fellowship by the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program at the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies.

April 24, 2013

Jerry A. Jacobs presented at and moderated a meeting of the Penn Forum for Women Faculty on April 19. 2013. The panel discussion was entitled "The Work-Life Gender Divide in Academia" and featured faculty from Penn and several other research universities.

April 23, 2013
April 19, 2013

Jerry A. Jacobs moderated a panel on "Labor and Business: Opportunities for New Partnerships" at the Wharton-Lauder Conference on Reducing Poverty & Inequality: New Perspectives and Opportunities, April 11, 2013.

April 17, 2013

Carolyn Chernoff has accepted the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Skidmore College

April 15, 2013

Congratulations to Bridget Rose Nolan who defended her dissertation titled: "Information Sharing and Collaboration in the United States Intelligence Community: An Ethnographic Study of the National Counterterrorism Center." Committe members were Randall Collins, Melissa Wilde, and David Gibson. 

April 15, 2013

Carolyn Chernoff has been selected by the GSE Student Affairs Committee as a recipient of the 2013 William E. Arnold Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Doctoral Student. The Arnold Award is a significant honor, one which reflects an outstanding academic record and significant potential for leadership in your profession. 

April 10, 2013

David Grazian has been named as a 2013-14 member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. Founded in 1973, the School of Social Science takes as its mission the analysis of societies and social change, and is devoted to a multi-disciplinary, comparative and international approach to social research. Each year, the School of Social Science invites about 20 visiting scholars with various perspectives to examine historical and contemporary problems, providing a space for intellectual debate and cross fertilization to flourish. Scholars are drawn from a wide range of fields including political science, economics, law, psychology, anthropology, history, philosophy, and literary criticism. Members pursue their own research, and participate in a weekly seminar at which each has an opportunity to present on going work. In an attempt to create a sense of community, the School designates a theme for each year. For 2013-2014 the theme will be The Environmental Turn and the Human Sciences.

April 9, 2013

Tukufu Zuberi's award-winning documentary "African Independence" has been the subject of several radio and other media interviews, including a piece in USA Today and an interview in SF Bay View

April 8, 2013

Sabrina Danielsen has been awarded a 2013 School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

April 5, 2013

Camille Charles has been named a 2013-14 Straus Fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice at NYU.

April 4, 2013

Claire Barshied and Tugce Ellialti have been awarded 2013 School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowships. 

April 2, 2013

Tina Wu, a second year PhD student in the department, was awarded the 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

April 1, 2013

Betsie Garner will present her research at the Urban Studies Program Graduate Colloquium. The title of the talk is: "Mundane Mommies & Doting Daddies: Family-Oriented Consumption & Gendered Parenting in Philadelphia Museums." See below for details:

April 9, 9:30-11am
Meyerson Room G-12 (in the Penn Institute for Urban Research office)