Penn Sociology News
September 10, 2015
Regina Baker's research focusing on the reduced impact having married parents has on child poverty versus the increasing impact parental employment has on child poverty has been featured on Child and Family Blog.
September 2, 2015
In July, Hans-Peter Kohler presented in the UK House of Lords in an event organized by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (APPG). The event was a celebration of the 2015 World Population Day and the release of the 2015 APPG Report on Population Dynamics and the Sustainable Development Goals.
He is cited in the report (p. 35), which is now available:
Population Dynamics and the Sustainable Development Goals
September 2, 2015
A recently published infographic breaks down Penn Sociology's participation in the 2015 American Sociological Association meetings. The infographic details the number of attendees, accepted papers, solo publications, external collaborations, and co-authors (mean).
August 28, 2015
Hans-Peter Kohler (in collaboration with Ayesha Kharsany at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa [CAPRISA]), recently received a 5yr NIH R01 Grant for "Identifying sources of HIV infection in adolescent girls in rural South Africa". The aim of this project is to utilize an innovative approach to identify networks of HIV transmission, combining extensive epidemiologic sampling with phylogenetic analyses of HIV-1 sequence data and traditional sexual networking methods. Insights into the sexual networking patterns driving high HIV incidence in adolescent girls in rural South Africa could be critical for informing future design of HIV prevention interventions.
August 28, 2015
Yi-Lin Chiang received the 2015 Early Stage Family Scholar Award from the International Sociological Association's Committee on Family Research. Her paper is titled, "Managing Contingencies: Parental Strategies and Elite University Enrollment in China."
August 24, 2015
August 18, 2015
Grace Kao recently joined HuffPost Live for the segment, "Why College Fails To Close The Racial Wealth Gap" to discuss (per HuffPost Live's description): "whether higher education is a great equalizer and unpack why college has a different financial impact on various minority groups."
August 14, 2015
A new book by Tukufu Zuberi has been published - African Independence: How Africa Shapes the World (Rowman & Littlefield). The book, a complement to his award-winning documentary film, African Independence (2013) highlights the important role Africa has played in recent history, and the significant role it will continue to play in the future of America and the globe.
African Independence: How Africa Shapes the World
Tukufu Zuberi's African Independence Website
August 13, 2015
Earlier this week, Camille Charles joined HuffPost Live for the group interview segment, "How Housing Segregation Hurts Ferguson & America."
Full Interview Segment
August 13, 2015
Kristen Harknett has received a grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth for her research project (along with Daniel Schneider, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley), “Inequality of Economic Precarity and Uncertainty and Family Formation and Instability.” The research aims to "quantify the relationship between economic insecurity and family instability."
August 12, 2015
The Washington Post recently published an article featuring the research of 2011 Demography/Sociology Ph.D. Alum Rachel Margolis (currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario) and 2009 Penn Demography graduate Mikko Myrskylä (Professor of Demography at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) on the effect that having a child has on a person's happiness.
August 11, 2015
Tukufu Zuberi has been elected the 2015 President-Elect of the Association of Black Sociologists. The mission of the Association is "to build a tradition of scholarship and service, informed by the interests of historically disenfranchised groups in general and Black/African American people in particular."
August 10, 2015
Aliya Rao's paper, "Gender and Cultivating the Moral Self in Islam: Muslim Converts in an American Mosque," was recently published online in Sociology of Religion.
The paper focuses on how American converts to Isam "contend with accepting religious injunctions around clothing choices and polygyny."
July 29, 2015
July 24, 2015
Ph.D Alum Julia Szymczak ('13) was recently featured in a Penn News article focusing on her research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on why doctors come to work sick.
July 8, 2015
Recent Penn Sociology alum Larry Liu ('15) has been named the first Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Oxford Scholar. He will receive a scholarship to attend Oxford University's Lincoln College to pursue a Master's in Comparative Social Policy.
The complete story is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, including comments from Larry himself.
June 25, 2015
Annette Lareau was recently featured and interviewed in Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine (Spring/Summer 2015 edition) to discuss the consequences of childhood inequality.
“Different parenting strategies lead to dissimilar rewards. Often, success requires child-rearing practices that are in sync with the attitudes and expectations of dominant institutions.”
For the full feature story and interview, visit the Penn Arts & Sciences website.
For the magazine in its entirety, download Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine Spring/Summer 2015
June 24, 2015
June 19, 2015
Melissa Wilde and Penn Sociology Ph.D graduate Sabrina Danielsen ('14; Resident Assistant Professor, Creighton University) were recently awarded the Charles Tilly Best Article Award from the American Sociological Association's Comparative and Historical Section. The article, "Fewer and Better Children: Race, Class, Religion and Birth Control Reform in America" was published in the May 2014 edition of the American Journal of Sociology.
Announcement (from Comparative and Historical Section newsletter)
June 17, 2015
Sociology Ph.D student Patricia Tevington recently received the Constant H. Jacquet Research Award for her project, "Too Soon to Say 'I do?': Exploring Social Class, Religion, and Family Life through Early Marriage." The award is presented by the Religious Research Association.
This dissertation project will utilize qualitative research methods to illuminate the role that religion and social class play in shaping understandings of marriage and the family.
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