Penn Sociology News

February 28, 2013

Vitor Miranda received an award at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America for his poster titled “Demographic Change and the Living Arrangements of the Elderly: The Case of Brazil” (co-authored with Letica J. Marteleto, University of Texas, Austin).

February 28, 2013

Congratulations to the graduate students who received the Gertrude and Otto Pollack Summer Research Fellowship for 2012.

November 22, 2012

Bridget Rose Nolan won the American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women to finish her dissertation titled: "Information Sharing and Collaboration in the United States Intelligence Community: An Ethnographic Study of the National Counterterrorism Center."


 

November 22, 2012

Rachel Ellis won the 2012 Student Paper Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion for her paper, “Marketing to Whom? Desired Members and Jewish Denominational Niches, 1913-1920."


 

November 12, 2012

Melissa Wilde's "Vatican II" has been named one of the most important books written in the sociology of religion since the year 2000 by Contemporary Sociology.


 

November 6, 2012

Lawrence D. Bobo from Harvard University will be a Visiting Professor in Sociology during the Spring and will be teaching a course entitled "Interrogating the Post-Racial Narrative." 


 

September 25, 2012

Announcing the 2011 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Winner "She Left, He Left: How Employment and Satisfaction Affect Women’s and Men’s Decisions to Leave Marriages" by L.C. Sayer, P. England, P.D. Allison & K. Kangas, American Journal of Sociology (2011) 116:6, 1982-2018.


 

September 25, 2012

Randall Collins was given the Robin Williams Award for lifetime achievement, 2012, Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict, American Sociological Association. And he was named Edward Westermarck Lecturer, The Westermarck Society (national sociological association of Finland), 2012.



 

September 25, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Charles Bosk is being awarded the 2013 Leo G. Reeder Award. To be awarded at the American Sociological Association 108th Annual Meeting of the Medical Sociology Section in New York City.


 

September 25, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Camille Z. Charles, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Social Science, has been named the inaugural chair Africana Studies Department in the School of Arts and Sciences.


 

September 25, 2012

Annette Lareau, Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, has been elected the 105th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Professor Lareau will chair the 2014 ASA meeting under the theme: "Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals."

September 25, 2012

We are pleased to welcome Dorothy Roberts, Guobin YangAmada Armenta and Onoso Imoagene to our faculty next year.


 

April 3, 2012

Professor Nicholas Christakis from Harvard University will make a special presentation entitled "Social Network Structure and Function Across Space and Time" at 12:00 PM on April 12th. Location: 114 Claire Fagin Hall

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January 18, 2012

We are pleased to welcome Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva from Duke University. His research areas include racial stratification, social theory, critical race methods, political sociology, and Latin American and the Caribbean, and Epistemology. For more, visit his personal website.

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September 14, 2011

The National Science Foundation has just awarded a grant to Jerry A. Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania Department of Sociology, and Linda Sax, UCLA Graduate School of Education. The three-year project is entitled “Trends in the Determinants of Gender Segregation Across STEM Majors, 1976-2006.”

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April 26, 2011

Congratulations to Matthew Fox, Carly Levitz and Sigrid Luhr, our 2011 graduating Sociology majors who have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa!

April 26, 2011

Randall Collins was awarded the American Sociological Association's 2011Distinguished Book Award, for "Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory"

April 13, 2011

Graduate student Jessica McCrory Calarco has been awarded the Best Graduate Student Paper award, termed the David Stevenson Award, by the Sociology of Education Section of the ASA.

March 16, 2011

The Fall 2011 Course Descriptions are now online for Advanced Registration.