March 2020 News

Tracking the pandemic means finding the ‘canaries in the coalmine’

Mon, 03/16/2020
Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis, Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, has devoted his career to investigating how social networks affect our health and behavior. His work offers insight into how to track and address epidemics like the current coronavirus crisis. Read more here. Read more...

Graduate Student Margaret Traeger Publishes in PNAS

Tue, 03/10/2020
Margaret Traeger’s article, “Vulnerable Robots Positively Shape Human Conversational Dynamics in a Human-Robot Team” was recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The article can be found here. The Yale Office of Public Affairs & Communications press release Read more...

Yale PhD Thomas Crosbie tenured at the Royal Danish Defence College

Fri, 03/06/2020
Thomas Crosbie (PhD 2014) has recently been promoted to associate professor (tenured) at the Royal Danish Defence College in their Centre for Joint Operations. Crosbie is a political sociologist who primarily studies the political behavior of military organizations. He is part of a wave of social Read more...

Inkwan Chung hired as an Assistant Professor at Soongsil University, Korea

Fri, 03/06/2020
Inkwan Chung (a Ph.D. at Yale Sociology, May 2019) is starting his new job as an assistant professor at Department of Information Sociology, Soongsil University in South Korea beginning from March 1st.  Read more...