December 2023 News

Sociology Student Kayla Thomas Reflects on the Value a Graduate Policy Fellowship with the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) Brought Her

Thu, 12/21/2023
Being an ISPS policy fellow gave Kayla Thomas the opportunity for interdisciplinary feedback on her research on how residents in her home of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, N.Y., manage and navigate ongoing neighborhood phenomena, such as gentrification, policing, and increasing reports of antisemitism Read more...

Yale Sociology Professor Grace Kao Interviewed by BBC on K-pop Star BTS' Upcoming Army Stint

Tue, 12/19/2023
BTS,  Korea’s most popular K-pop band is going on hiatus at the height of their career to carry out their compulsory military service, as reported in a story in the BBC.  According to Grace Kao who studies and teaches about popularKorean culture,  ”it’s a reality that many in South Read more...

News Concerning Xiaohong Xu

Wed, 12/13/2023
We sadly announce  that Xiaohong Xu (PhD 2014) passed away on December 12 in Ann Arbor, surrounded by family and friends following a long struggle with cancer. He was 45 years old.  His colleagues at Michigan have written a moving obituary: Read more...