Penn Sociology News

March 16, 2016

Research Janice Madden did in 2012 for Gender and Society on about disaparities in the workplace was highlighted in The Wall Street Journal earlier this month.

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March 11, 2016

Guobin Yang has been named as a co-editor of Communication and the Public journal. Communication and the Public is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes both theoretical and empirical research articles in the intersections of communication and the public broadly defined. It welcomes research in these areas from and about any parts of the world, especially the parts of the world where the experiences have been under-considered in the extant social and cultural theories or in communication studies. It publishes quality works in both social scientific and humanistic traditions.

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March 7, 2016

Camille Charles was quoted in The Atlantic on an article about ethnic studies classes in America. Charles highlghted the cruciality of representing underrepresented peoples in scholarship in all of academia.

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March 3, 2016

Dorothy Roberts has been named to Harvard Law's Women Inspiring Change list for 2016. The 3rd Annual Harvard Law International Women’s Day Portrait Exhibit showcases the astounding contributions of women around the world to the areas of law and policy. The honorees—each of whom were nominated by HLS students, faculty or staff—are powerful voices in their respective fields, whether they are sitting on a high court bench, standing in front of a classroom, or marching in the streets.

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March 2, 2016

David Grazian, who released American Zoo last fall, spoke with SAS Frontiers about his ethnography on zoos in America. In the interview Grazian highlighted the integral part a zoo can play among environmental education and biodiversity.

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March 2, 2016

Dorothy Roberts has been selected to receive the Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award. She will be honored in November at the 2016 annual meeting, the North American Forum on Family Planning, in Denver. 

The Society of Family Planning, established in 2005, works to advance family planning research and education, providing evidence-based insight to improve clinical care in the areas of contraception and abortion. With nearly 650 members, we also seek to cultivate a collaborative and supportive environment to foster scholarly activity and leadership in the areas of reproductive health and family planning.  

The SFP Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2005 and is one of three awards that SFP grants yearly. Past recipients of the award are Drs. David Grimes, Leon Speroff, Daniel R. Mishell, Jr., Sheldon Segal, Jacqui Darroch, Carolyn Westhoff, Philip Darney, Carole Joffe, Horacio Croxatto, and Stanley Henshaw.

 

March 1, 2016

Hans-Peter Kohler has been doing research in Malawi for the last 18 years on the AIDS epidemic. Penn Current featured Kohler's work recently.

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March 1, 2016

Ph.D. student Peter Harvey receives Samuel H. Preston Graduate Prize Fellowship. This award will support Peter's research for the upcoming academic year.

March 1, 2016

Fareeda Griffith, Ph.D. alum (2009), was recently awarded tenure by Denison University, officially effective September 1, 2016.

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February 29, 2016

Sociology alum, Megan Russo ('15), recently blogged for Civic House about low-income students at Penn. Her blog builds on her previous work done for her senior thesis.

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February 23, 2016

David Grazian, sat down with The Pennsylvania Gazette earlier this month to discuss his ethnography study in American Zoo. Not only did Grazian highlight his observations from the zoo but also looks critically at zoos in America.

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February 23, 2016

Jessica Calarco, Ph.D. alum (2012), was named to Indiana University's Outstanding Junior Faculty list for 2015-2016. The award, presented by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, celebrates tenure-track faculty working on nationally recognized research or creative programs.

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February 22, 2016

Penn Sociology is excited to welcome Daniel A. Cohen to our faculty in Fall 2016, with an appointment as Assistant Professor of Sociology. Cohen is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at New York University, and a scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK). Cohen was previously a visiting scholar at the Centro de Estudos da Metropole in São Paulo (2013). He is also a co-founder and co-principal investigator of the Superstorm Research Lab, a mutual aid research collective investigating changes in New York’s politics after Superstorm Sandy. 

Cohen’s dissertation investigates urban climate politics in global cities, with a focus on Sao Paulo and New York. He tracks environmentalists, government, and political actors, while also exploring the ways that housing-oriented social movements shape the outcomes of urban climate politics. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and several grants and research awards from Columbia University and NYU.

February 19, 2016

Betsie Garner, Ph.D. student, has been named as a 2015-2016 Dean's Scholar. Each year the School of Arts and Sciences hosts the Levin Family Dean’s Forum to honor outstanding students for their academic performance and intellectual promise by designating them as Dean’s Scholars.

February 18, 2016

Linda Aiken, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, discussed nursing and magnet hospital successes with Penn Nursing's Science in Action. In the article Professor Aiken spoke about admitting less patients to provide better, more efficient care with less expenditures.

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February 18, 2016

Seher Ahmad, Ph.D. Candidate, was published in the Review of Educational Research earlier this month. Her article examined the hurdles women face in work-life balance in higher education.

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February 12, 2016

Dorothy Roberts was featured on the front page of TED.com giving a talk on the issues and implications of race-based medicine and research.

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February 11, 2016

Tukufu Zuberi spoke with Penn News about W.E.B DuBois' significance at Penn, in urban ethnography, and the long-lasting advances he made in mordern sociology. DuBois' research focused on race and class, equal rights, and beyond. While at Penn he wrote his landmark study The Philadelphia Negro.

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February 10, 2016

Camille Charles was the spotlight on Penn News for her work in political and social activism over her career. The article highlighted Charles' work in terms of disparities in higher education as well as residential segregation.

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February 8, 2016

Dorothy Roberts, along with Penn Medicine's Sarah Tishkoff, Drexel University's Michael Yudell, and the American Museum of Natural History's Rob DeSalle, assessed the need to end using race as a biological category when researching genes in the latest issue of Science Magazine. Literature has come to show that race is not relevant nor accurate when looking at diversity and that inequality in health has little do with genetics and more to do with social surroundings. Penn News also featured their work earlier this month.

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