April 2019 News

Hirokazu Shirado will be an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Mon, 04/29/2019
Hirokazu Shirado, completing his doctoral program this May, will be an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University commencing in the Fall 2019 semester. His work focuses on collective action, and in particular Read more...

Reynolds Awarded 2019 Graduate Student Paper Prize from ASA's Sociology of Law Section

Thu, 04/18/2019
PhD candidate Celene Reynolds has received the 2019 Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of of Law Section. The paper, “The Diffusion of Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaints throughout U.S. Colleges and Universities,” stems from her dissertation Read more...

Alka Menon’s Research has been Profiled in Yale News

Thu, 04/18/2019
Professor Alka Menon’s research has been profiled in Yale News. The article highlights the transnational dimensions of cosmetic surgery by focusing on the U.S. and Malaysia. Studying global cosmetic surgery in these two countries, says Menon, presented a “terrific opportunity to look at Read more...

Ph.D. Candidate Jean-Baptiste Gallopin wrote about the Revolutionary Uprising in Sudan for The Monkey Cage

Wed, 04/17/2019
Ph.D. candidate Jean-Baptiste Gallopin wrote on 10 April about the revolutionary uprising in Sudan for The Monkey Cage, a blog of social scientists on The Washington Post. “From now on, dynamics internal to the regime’s armed forces will prove crucial to the fate of the uprising”, he said. “If some Read more...

Race, Poverty, and the Irregular Economy: A Seminar with Elijah Anderson

Tue, 04/16/2019
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia hosted a seminar on Race, Poverty, and the Irregular Economy with Elijah Anderson on Friday, April 12, in Philadelphia. At the seminar, Professor Anderson discussed his latest research on economic security and its impact on the complex local economies of Read more...

Yale Sterling Professor Elijah Anderson Gave the Keynote Address, “Black in White Space,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School

Tue, 04/09/2019
Yale Sterling Professor Elijah Anderson gave the keynote address, “Black in White Space,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School’s recent conference on Municipal Innovation, including the Chiefs of Staff and other city leaders from the 35 largest U.S. cities. Read more...

Nicholas Christakis’s book Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society makes the New York Times Bestseller List

Mon, 04/08/2019
In the book Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of  a Good Society Nicholas proposes that the human capacity for cooperation and empathy derives from an “evolutionary blueprint for making a good society” possessed by everyone. Setting himself against scientists focused on aggression and selfishness Read more...

Xiaohong Xu GRD ’14 Moving to the University of Michigan

Fri, 04/05/2019
Xiaohong Xu has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Michigan, where he will be Assistant Professor of Sociology. Professor Xu’s work focuses on large-scale political and social transformation, including revolutions, and he has published on modern Chinese and European history. Read more...

Anne Marie Champagne Honored with P.E.O Scholar Award

Thu, 04/04/2019
Congratulations to Anne Marie Champagne on being selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood for the 2019-2020 academic year. She was sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter AD of Ridgefield, CT. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit- Read more...

Julia Rozanova, Senior Fellow at the Urban Ethnography Project and Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Medicine, receives a 5-year K01 Award from NIDA

Wed, 04/03/2019
Julia Rozanova, a Senior Fellow at the Urban Ethnography Project and an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Medicine, just received a 5-year K01 Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Julia will lead an interdisciplinary team from Yale, George Mason, and Cambridge Read more...