February 2017 News

Patterson Gives Annual Hollingshead Lecture

Mon, 02/27/2017
Professor Orlando Patterson of Harvard University, delivered the annual Hollingshead Lecture to the Sociology Department on February 15th, 2017. In a talk entitled “Freedom, Slavery, and Identity in Renaissance Florence: The Faces of Leon Battista Alberti,” Patterson theorized several different Read more...

Cheng Published in Law and Society

Mon, 02/27/2017
Graduate Student Tony Cheng recently published an article entitled “Violence Prevention and Targeting the Elusive Gang Member,” in Law & Society Review. The article identifies organizational mechanisms that motivate gang outreach workers to focus only on clients deemed “ready” for life changes Read more...

Grace Kao to Join Faculty

Wed, 02/01/2017
The Department is delighted to announce that Grace Kao will be joining the faculty. Professor Kao earned her PhD from the University of Chicago and she comes to us from the University of Pennsylvania. She has expertise in the fields of migration, ethnicity, Asian-American Studies, stratification Read more...

Anderson Wins Eastern Sociological Society Merit Award

Wed, 02/01/2017
Yale Sociology Professor Elijah Anderson has won the Eastern Sociological Society’s Merit Award. The prestigious award for “distinguished scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the ESS,” per the Society’s website, places Anderson in the Read more...