Penn Sociology News

November 10, 2016

Jessica Calarco, Ph.D. alumna (2012), was interviewed by ASA about the field of sociology and the work she's done in a video called Doing Sociology. You can watch it here.  

November 3, 2016

In her new capacity, Melissa Wilde will be designing a new generation of surveys on religion in America. More information can be found here.

November 3, 2016

Steve Viscelli spoke with The Pennsylvania Gazette about difficulties in the trucking industry and his newest book, The Big Rig. The full article can be read here.

Steve was recently appointed as a senior fellow at The Kleinman Center. More information about his appointment can be found here.

November 3, 2016

Daniel Aldana Cohen did a podcast with Forecast on issues with urbanism and climate change. Listen here

October 27, 2016

Steve Viscelli was interviewed about his new book, The Big Rig, and the trucking industry. The interview can be heard here.

October 27, 2016

Ross Koppel wrote an article for the Journal of General Internal Medicine on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The article can be found here

October 27, 2016

Emilio Parrado gave a talk on Latin American Migration on the Knowledge by the Slice lecture series. The excerpt can be found here.

October 21, 2016

Ph.D. alum Sebastian Cherng ('14) was recently featured on Huffington Post and Essence for his research that looked into whether middle school students tended to prefer Black, Latino, or White teachers. The study found that students felt more challenged and supported by minority teachers.

Huffington Post Article
Essence Article

October 21, 2016

Kristen Harknett was recently interviewed by Penn News to discuss her research (with Daniel Schneider of University of California, Berkeley) on the link between unpredictable, unstable schedules and negative consequences such as psychological stress and poor health.

Full Article

October 21, 2016

Guobin Yang was recently interviewed by the New York Times to discuss the Cultural Revolution in China and his new book, The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China.

Full Article

October 10, 2016

Guobin Yang's newest book, The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China, was reviewed by The New York Review of Books. The full review can be found here.

October 4, 2016

Ross Koppel's work was featured in The Health Care Blog about electronic health records and warding off hackers in the present and future. The full article can be read here.

September 30, 2016

Jerry A. Jacobs was a guest speaker on the "Knowledge@Wharton" Sirius Radio program on Friday, September 30. He was interviewed by host Dan Loney about the  new paid sick leave rule enacted by the US Department of Labor that covers government contractors.

September 30, 2016

Kristen Harknett's work was featured in Penn Current about better preparing employees with advanced notice of busy work scedules and heavy workloads. The full article can be read here.

September 30, 2016

Ross Koppel wrote for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association on implications and errors caused by using computerized prescriber order-entry related to patient safety. The full article can be read here.

September 20, 2016

Steve Viscelli was interviewed about his newest book The Big Rig by BYU (Brigham Young University) Radio on their show Thinking Aloud. The full interview can be heard here.

September 15, 2016

Emily Hannum was interviewed by Politifact about female education and fertility. The full article can be read here.

September 14, 2016

Ran Liu, Ph.D. student, has translated Randall Collins' Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory into Chinese. The book has been published by Peking University. The book can be found here.

September 12, 2016

Yilin Chiang, Ph.D. candidate, has won the student paper award from the North American Chinese Sociologist Association for her paper, "When things don't go as planned: Parental strategies and situational adjustments for elite university enrollment in China." 

September 7, 2016

Hyunjoon Park (PI) and Grace Kao (Co-Investigator) have been awarded $1.34 Million grant from the Academy of Korean Studies for the project titled, "Korean Millennials: Coming of Age in the Era of Inequality." Over the next five years, the project will examine the trajectories through which Korean Millennials move into adulthood.