August 2020 News

Jeffrey Alexander Honored with Distinguished Career Award

Tue, 08/04/2020
Congratulations to CCS Director Jeffrey Alexander, the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Career Award of the Altruism, Morality and Social Soclidarity Section of the American Sociological Association. In his video acceptance, Jeff says, “ I believe in the section, I’ve been involved in the Read more...

Tiana Wang Awarded Prizes for Thesis, Work in the Arts

Wed, 07/29/2020
The Council on East Asian Studies has awarded the Williams Prize to Tiana for her senior thesis, “A Changing Tea Culture, A Changing China: Variations in Conceptions of Gift Tea Among Tea Sellers.” Drawing on interviews with twenty tea sellers based in three Chinese cities, the essay examines how Read more...

Tony Cheng Wins ASA and SSSP Student Paper Awards

Mon, 07/13/2020
PhD Candidate Tony Cheng’s manuscript “Social Media, Selective Transparency, and Pursuing Legitimation of Police Violence” has won the 2020 Student Paper Award from the ASA Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology, as well as from SSSP’s Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Read more...

Graduate Student Navin Kumar has been Awarded a Grant from the Horowitz Foundation

Wed, 07/08/2020
Graduate student Navin Kumar has been awarded a grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his dissertation research, “Social interactions and treatment outcomes from medication assisted treatment in opioid addiction.” The Foundation aims to support social scientists in the early Read more...

Philip V. McHarris Appears in HBO Series Axios

Wed, 07/08/2020
Philip V. McHarris is featured on an HBO segment to discuss defunding/divesting from policing, reinvesting in community resources and alternatives, and reimagining public safety. The episode series is available on all HBO streaming platforms HBO Go, HBO Now and Amazon — the specific episode is Read more...

PhD Candidate Sarah Brothers has won the 2020 Hacker-Mullins Student Paper

Fri, 06/26/2020
PhD candidate Sarah Brothers has won the 2020 Hacker-Mullins Student Paper from the Science, Knowledge, and Technology section of the ASA. The paper, ““A Good “Doctor” is Hard to Find: Assessing Uncredentialed Expertise in Assisted Injection,” published in Social Science and Medicine, examines how Read more...

Jeffrey Alexander on Cultural Trauma and America Today in the Yale News

Thu, 06/25/2020
Yale News recently interviewed Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor, Jeffrey Alexander, about his theory of cultural trauma and how his theory can help us understand the power of recent events. Read more here. Read more...

Tessler, Choi, and Kao publish in American Journal of Criminal Justice

Tue, 06/16/2020
Hannah Tessler, Meera Choi, and Grace Kao published a research commentary in the COVID-19 thematic issue of American Journal of Criminal Justice on the relationship between COVID-19 and hate crimes against Asian Americans. The article can be found here. Read more...

Erikson Elected Chair of Economic Sociology Section

Tue, 06/02/2020
Emily Erikson was elected chair to the economic sociology section of the American Sociological Association. She will serve a three-year term beginning August of 2020.  Read more...

Philip V. McHarris Publishes in New York Times

Mon, 06/01/2020
Philip V. McHarris published a piece in The New York Times on the need to defund police and invest in alternatives in order to end cycles of police violence following the murder of George Floyd and recent wave of protests. Read more here. Read more...