Penn Sociology News

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.

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