Penn Sociology News

April 19, 2019

Ashleigh Cartwright, Ph.D. student, has been awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 19, 2019

Mengyang Zhao, Ph.D. student, was recently awarded the ACLS Pre-Disseration Summer Travel Grant. In other news, Zoe's work has been cited in The Economist as well as a portion of her master's thesis published in Social Science Quarterly

April 19, 2019

Ph.D. candidate Ran Liu and alumna Yi-Lin Chiang have published an article in The Journal of Chinese Sociology. The paper is titled "Who is more motivated to learn? The roles of family background and teacher-student interaction in motivating student learning" and can be accessed here.

April 19, 2019

Daniel Aldana Cohen was recently cited in The Intercept's article, "Could a New Green Deal Make Us Happier People?". 

April 19, 2019

Lindsay W. Glassman, Ph.D. candidate, was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer about anti-vaxxers and social class. You can read the full article here

April 19, 2019

Pilar Gonalons-Pons recently wrote a book review for Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy with Contexts magazine. You can read the full review here

April 16, 2019

Ángel Ortiz-Siberón has been awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a merit-based award of as much as $30,000 for graduate or professional school to prepare for careers in government or public service. With this funding, Ángel intends to pursue a Ph.D. in sociology and social policy with the goal of becoming a professor and public servant.

 

April 9, 2019

Daniel Cohen was quoted in a Sierra Magazine essay that feautured his recently co-authored paper in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. The paper focuses on the contradictions of eco-gentrification and housing justice.

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March 29, 2019

Marcus T. Wright (Sociology Undergraduate Program and Communications Manager), who served as 2017-18 Chair of Penn’s Weekly Paid Professional Staff Assembly (WPPSA), spearheaded an online learning experience for support staff within the University in October 2018. The first course offered was a course on resilience taught by Karen Reivich of the Positive Psychology Center. You can read the full article on Penn Today here.

 

Photo Credit: Eric Sucar/University Communications. 

March 29, 2019

Steve Viscelli recently organized a conference within the University on Workers and the Gig Economy which was covered by the Philly.com.

March 29, 2019

Yun Cha, Ph.D. student, recently won the 2019 Grad Ben Talks for the social science category. Yun's talk, entitled: Who Do Graduate Degree Holders Marry? How the Separation of Advanced Degrees Affects Our Understanding of Trends in Educational Homogamy, can be viewed here.

March 29, 2019

Phoebe Ho and Hyunjoon Park have published an article in the Journal of Marriage and Family on different ways today's young adults leave or stay in the parental home, focusing in particular on the experience of Asian Americans. The article can be read here.

March 22, 2019

Daniel Aldana Cohen recently gave a two-part interview with Real News Network regarding his work on the Green New Deal. You can listen to part 1 and part 2 here. 

March 22, 2019

Courtney Boen was recently named an Axilrod Fellow by the School of Arts and Sciences. The Axilrod Fund has enabled Penn Arts and Sciences to recruit three new faculty members who will help establish Penn as a worldwide center for the analysis of inequality and health, with a specific focus on the distribution of health outcomes and how this distribution is shaped by social policies.

March 13, 2019

Hans-Peter Kohler, Pilar Gonalons-Pons and Emilio Parrado were interviewed by Penn Today to discuss the all-time low fertility rate in the U.S.

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March 8, 2019

Lindsay W. Glassman will begin as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in June 2019. In this position, Lindsay will work with other Penn Sociology doctoral grad, Julia E. Szymczak

 

March 8, 2019

Nora Gross will receive the ESS Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Proposal Award at the upcoming ESS meeting. The Coser award is given annually to a graduate student for an outstanding doctoral dissertation proposal in the area of the family or gender and society. The award will be presented at a special session of the Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting in Boston in March 2019.

 
March 8, 2019

Luca Pesando (Ph.D., 2018) to join the Department of Sociology and Centre on Population Dynamics at McGill University as assistant professor of demography in August 2019.

February 21, 2019

Daniel Aldana Cohen was recently quoted in The Atlantic's The Green New Deal's Big Idea.

February 21, 2019

Annette Lareau, Penn GSE graduate Heather Curl, and Penn Sociology graduate Tina Wu publish “Cultural Conflict: The Implications of the Changing Dispositions of the Upwardly Mobile” in Sociological Forum.