Penn Sociology News

May 9, 2017

Onoso Imoagene was interviewed by Omnia last month about her new book, Beyond Expectations: Second-Generation Nigerians in the United States and Great Britain. You can read the full article here.

May 5, 2017

Aashish Gupta, joint graduate student in demography and sociology, has co-authored an article that is forthcoming in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. The piece is currently available online, found here

May 2, 2017

Betsie Garner and David Grazian have won the 2017 Award for Distinguished Scholarship for Best Article from the American Sociological Association Animals and Society Section, for their coauthored article, "Naturalizing Gender through Childhood Socialization Messages in a Zoo." The article was published last year in Social Psychology Quarterly.

April 20, 2017

Irma Elo has received a new Robert Wood Johnson research grant for the project, Alarming Stagnation in American Life Expectancy. The project seeks to identify the sources of the recent stagnation in US life expectancy by examining the contribution of geographic variation in mortality, causes of death, and race/ethnicity to national life expectancy trends from 2000 to 2015. 

April 14, 2017

Angela Simms, Ph.D. student, has been awarded a Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.

April 10, 2017

Guobin Yang's The Red Guard Generation Reviewed in Dawn, Pakistan's Major-English Newspaper. You can read the review here.

April 10, 2017

Janice Madden has been awarded the TCPW-Provost Award for Promoting Gender Equity. The award is a means of recognizing the achievements of faculty members who have significantly advanced gender equity throughout their careers.

April 3, 2017

Haley Pilgrim, Penn Sociology graduate student, won both the Social Sciences category and the Audience Choice award with her presentation, “Accidentally Passing: The Identity Choices of Phenotypically White Black-White Multiracials” at the Grad Ben Talks on March 17, 2017. You can see footage from the event here.

April 3, 2017

Marcus T. Wright, Penn Sociology's undergraduate program and communications manager, spoke with Penn Current about his latest book, “Paradox of the Learning Game: The Promise and Plight of Video Games and Learning.” You can read the full article here.

April 3, 2017

PSC Research Associate Irma Elo, on behalf of PAA’s Committee on Population Statistics, convened a group of experts on race/ethnicity to a meeting at the Population Reference Bureau in Washington, DC to give feedback to Census Bureau staff on the Bureau’s 2015 National Content Test research for improving data collection on race/ethnicity.



March 24, 2017

Ashley Wilson, College '12, was announced as a 2017 Success Academy Excellence Award. Ashley won the ETHOS Excellence Award, which recognizes school staff who best demonstrate the Success community’s values: Excellence, Teamwork, Humor, Ownership, and Students. More information about Success Academy can be found here

March 24, 2017

Daniel Aldana Cohen did a podcast with Penn Omnia on social inequality and climate change. You can listen to the episode here.

March 23, 2017

Haley Pilgrim, Penn Sociology graduate student, won the First Annual Grad Ben Talks social science division award and audience choice award for her presentation titled Accidentally Passing. Ben Talks is a day of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professional master's programs. Pilgrim received 30% of the audience choice votes from an audience of undergraduates, faculty, staff, fellow graduate students and online viewers. List of presenters and information on the competition can be found here.

March 23, 2017

Donna (Doeon) Lee, College '16, is currently a Ph.D student with the Annenberg School for Communication at Penn. She's been working on an application called #Newsrooms.

#Newsrooms provides three main services: Daily Briefings, Desk Focus, and Trending.Daily Briefings deliver news articles related to the tags you set staying every hour, if there are necessary updates. Don't miss out on new stories by being alert with your Daily Briefings. In addition to hourly deliveries, Daily Briefings delivers news articles every morning, including the tags you set. It’s like your personal assistant delivering briefings of the news stories you missed out on. In delivering news articles, #Newsrooms filters out overlapping news stories in order to save your time and help you focus more on key stories that really have new features.

More information can be found here
March 20, 2017

Daniel Aldana Cohen was quoted in the Huffington Post last week regarding the potential significance of ACLU local resistance movements against internet activism. The full article can be found here.

March 20, 2017

Sonita Moss, Penn Sociology graduate student, has been awarded a 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Fulbright Award. The award will cover a 9-month stay to conduct her dissertation research in Paris, France.

March 20, 2017

Linda Aiken has been named the 2017 recipient of the International Council of Nurses’ (ICN) Christiane Reimann Prize. The ceremony will take place in May in Barcelona. Aiken will also receive an honorary degree for the University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia. More information can be found here.


March 16, 2017

Tshay Williams, a senior in sociology and Africana studies, was named one of six recipients of the University's Thouron Award. The Thouron Award, a graduate exchange program between the University of Pennsylvania and British universities, aims to improve relations between the United States and the United Kingdom. Scholarship winners receive tuition and stipends for one or two years depending on the time required to earn a graduate degree. You can read more here.

March 10, 2017

Steve Viscelli spoke with The Wall Street Journal earlier this week about his work and research in the trucking industry along with discussing his new book, The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream. The full text can be accessed here.

March 8, 2017

Dorothy E. Roberts was quored in an article in The New York Times earlier this week for her work on race and biology in conjuction with the Loving v. Virigina decision. You can read the full article here.