May 2020 News

WNPR Radio: Xenophobia During Pandemic Hits Asian Americans In Connecticut

Thu, 05/21/2020
Grace Kao was a guest speaker on WNPR and spoke about how Asian Americans have been discriminated against in the past and now with the COVID-19 pandemic have been experiencing violent attacks, bias and anti Asian-American attitudes. Read more here. Read more...

Philip Smith named Alexander von Humboldt Senior Fellow, 2020

Wed, 05/20/2020
CCS Director Philip Smith has been awarded the Fellowship of the University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt” for the project, “Wagner, Bayreuth and the Negotiation of Sacred Meaning.”  This project is hosted by and in collaboration with Dr. Florian Stoll, Read more...

Jeffrey Alexander Comments on Cultural Trauma and Covid-19 in Rolling Stone Article

Wed, 05/20/2020
Sociology professor Jeffrey Alexander has been interviewed for an article on the Rolling Stone online. Read Jeffrey Alexander’s  comments on the effects of collective/cultural trauma during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in the article COVID-19 Is Traumatizing All of Us. How Will We Cope After It’ Read more...

Tony Cheng Receives Paper Award

Tue, 05/19/2020
PhD Candidate Tony Cheng’s manuscript “Social Media and Shaping the Social Memory of Police (Mis)Conduct” has won the 2020 Graduate Student Paper prize from the Law & Society Association. The Paper explores how, in the post-Ferguson era of greater scrutiny of their actions, police Read more...

Rocky Lam is the 2020 Winner of the Mildred Priest Frank Award

Tue, 05/12/2020
The Sociology Department is happy to announce that Rocky Lam is the 2020 Winner of the Mildred Priest Frank Award recognizing outstanding scholarship and service among graduating senior sociology majors. Rocky’s thesis was titled, “Embedded Entrepreneurship: How Business Owners Navigate Read more...

Hirokazu Shirado Awarded Sussman Dissertation Prize

Wed, 05/06/2020
Hirokazu Shirado Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University Autonomous-Agent Interventions in Human Network Cooperation and Coordination (Dissertation Committee: Nicholas Christakis (chair); Emily Erikson; Forrest Read more...

Celene Reynolds Awarded the 21st Century Prize

Wed, 05/06/2020
Celene Reynolds Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow, Cornell University. From Unequal Play to Unwanted Contact: Title IX in American Universities, 1972-2016 (Dissertation Committee: Julia Adams (Chair); Rene Almeling; Emily Erikson) The committee recognizes Celene Reynolds’s distinguished Read more...