Penn Sociology News

October 17, 2017

Dorothy E. Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. You can read more about the newest elects here.

October 13, 2017

Emily Hannum has been elected to the board of directors at the Population Association of America (PAA). You can view the election results here

October 6, 2017

Amada Armenta's latest book, Protect, Serve, and Deport, has been featured in Penn Current along with an interview from Dr. Armenta. You can read the full text here.

October 6, 2017

Daniel Aldana Cohen's July 2017 Jacobin Magazine article has been translated into Spanish and shared on Contra el diluvio. You can read the translated article here and the original here.

September 14, 2017

Ph.D. candidate Leslie Jones has been named a recipient of the 2017-2018 Price Mellon Graduate Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. More informatiojn about Leslie can be found here

Photo credit: Marcus T. Wright

September 14, 2017

Dorothy Roberts spoke with Penn Law earlier this month about working toward a different approach for criminal justice: an abolitionist approach rather than reformist. The full text can be found here.

August 31, 2017

Amanda Barrett Cox, Ph.D. Student, has received Honorable Mention for the 2017 David Lee Stevenson Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper from the ASA section on Sociology of Education for her paper entitled, "Cohorts, 'Siblings,' and Mentors: Organizational Structures and the Creation of Social Capital" (Sociology of Education volume 90, issue 1).

August 18, 2017

Ph.D. alumna Rachel Ellis, '17, was interviewed on her extensive research done on incarceration and religion by Omnia earlier this week. You can read the full article here

August 18, 2017

Steve Viscelli spoke earlier this week about the future of the trucking industry with Bloomberg. You can read the full article here.

August 17, 2017

Courtney Boen has received the graduate student paper award from ASA's Section of Aging and the Life Course at the annual meeting in Montreal. Her paper is entitled, "The role of socioeconomic factors in Black-White health inequities across the life course: Point-in-time measures, long-term exposures, and differential health returns," and can be read here.


August 15, 2017

Emilio Parrado has recently been elected to the Sociological Research Association (SRA). The Association elects up to 14 new members annually. The SRA is an honor society of sociological scholars which was founded in 1936. 

July 25, 2017

Earlier this month Amada Armenta published Protect, Serve, Deport with University of California Press. You can read more about Amada's publication here.

July 24, 2017

Peter Catron, Postdoctoral Fellow, has been awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for "Made in America? Immigrant Occupational Mobility in the First Half of the Twentieth Century", from the American Sociological Association's Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility section. Catron's paper was published in the American Journal of Sociology last year.

Peter has also been awarded the 2017 IPUMS Research award for best contribution of U.S. research by a graduate student for his paper, "The Citizenship Advantage: Immigrant Socioeconomic Attainment across Generations in the Age of Mass Migration." More information on that award  can be found here.

July 24, 2017

Amanda Barrett Cox, Ph.D. student, has received Honorable Mention for the the 2017 James D. Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA section on Organizations, Occupations and Work for her paper entitled, "Cohorts, 'Siblings,' and Mentors: Organizational Structures and the Creation of Social Capital."

July 13, 2017

Courtney Boen, new sociology and demography faculty member, has been given funding from the annual Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition for her research entitled “Biological Risk, Physical Functioning and Psychosocial Stress Among Older-age Hispanics." You can read more about the project here.

July 13, 2017

Daniel Aldana Cohen was interviewed this week on Press Play on KCRW (NPR in LA) discussing climate change and narratives of doom. You can listen here.

July 13, 2017

Penn Sociology faculty Tukufu Zuberi, Amada Armenta, and Emilio Parrado talked with Omnia about their work on human migration and its complexity. You can read the full article, with quote from Hans-Peter Kohler, here.

July 13, 2017

Daniel Aldana Cohen has reviewed Kim Stanley Robinson's New York 2140 entitled "It Gets Wetter" for Dissent magazine. You can read the essay here.

July 5, 2017

Rachel Ellis, who will receive her Ph.D. in August 2017, has been awarded the 2017 Best Student Paper Award from the Section on the Sociology of Religion from the American Sociological Association. Her paper is titled "'You’re Not Serving Time, You’re Serving Christ': Neoliberal Religious Messages in the Shadow of Mass Incarceration."