Penn Sociology News

September 6, 2018

Ross Koppel argues for the removal of warnings and advisories associated with FDA anti-depressants in STAT. You can read the full article here.

September 5, 2018

Ran Liu, Ph.D. candidate, has published an article in Comparative Education Review. The paper is titled "Gender-Math Stereotype, Biased Self-Assessment, and Aspiration in STEM Careers: The Gender Gap among Early Adolescents in China" and can be accessed here.

September 4, 2018

Camille Z. Charles has been elected as co-director of the Office of Penn First Plus Students. More information on the new office can be found here

August 31, 2018
Hyunjoon Park has been elected as Secretary/ Treasurer of Research Committee 28 (RC28) on Social Stratification and Mobility of the International Sociological Association. RC28 is the international community of scholars who study stratification and inequality. Hyunjoon Park will serve for the next four years (2018-22). 
August 30, 2018

Frank Furstenberg along with Laura Langner published an article entitled Gender Differences in Spousal Caregivers’ Care and Housework: Fact or Fiction? in Journal of Gerontology.

August 29, 2018

Tukufu Zuberi recently spoke with Penn Today about the legacy of Nelson Mandela. You can read the full feature here.

August 28, 2018

Camille Z. Charles spoke with Penn Today about the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The piece can be read here

August 22, 2018

Mauro Guillén's research examining the relationship between property rights and the economy for monarchies and republics was recently published in Social Forces. His research was also cited in a CNN segment that discussed the economic impact of monarchies.

Social Forces Article
CNN Segment

August 20, 2018

Steve Viscelli recently wrote an op-ed for The New York Times about issues within the trucking industry entitled, The Trouble With Trucking.

August 20, 2018

Phoebe Ho, Ph.D. candidate, has been awarded a 2018-19 Dissertation Grant from the American Educational Research Association.

August 17, 2018

Ph.D. candidate Natalie A.E. Young was recently interviewed on the WBEZ Chicago/ NPR show Worldview. In the segment, Young discussed China's National Higher Education Entrance Exam (the gaokao) and the recent move among some U.S. universities to begin accepting scores from this exam in lieu of the SAT/ACT. You can listen to the segment here.

August 13, 2018

Chelsea Wahl has published an article in Qualitative Sociology. The paper is titled “Almost Like a Real Band: Navigating a Gendered Jazz Art World” and it is co-authored with Stephen Ellingson at Hamilton College.

August 13, 2018

Megan Reed, Ph.D. student, recently wrote a blog for CASI (The Center for the Advanced Study of India) about her acclimation to Delhi as well as continuing her research. You can read Megan's post here.

August 13, 2018

Sarah Adeyinka-Skold and Dorothy E. Roberts recently published their article "Learning About Race: The Lived Experiences of Interracially Married U.S.-born White and European Immigrant Women in the 1930s" with Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. The article examines race-learning among US- and European-born white women married to Black American men in Chicago in the late 1930s.

August 8, 2018

Steve Viscelli has done extensive research on the trucking industry, including publishing The Big Rig in 2016. Steve was recently interviewed by American Trucker Magazine on The Real Deal.

August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018

Raka Sen, Ph.D. student, discusses salinity issues in Gabura in the Dhaka Tribune. You can read the feature here.

July 25, 2018

Postdoctoral researcher Peter Catron has been accepted a position with the University of Washington's Department of Sociology as well as being named a research affiliate with their Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE).

July 13, 2018

Pilar Gonalons-Pons' work on married couples, their earnings, and rates of divorce has been quoted in The New York Times. You can read the full article here.

July 10, 2018

Phoebe Ho, a Ph.D. candidate, and Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng's ('14) study comparing teacher perceptions of parental involvement and how this varies by family race, ethnicity, and nativity, recently published in Social Science Research was highlighted in Education Week. The full text can be read here.