January 2020 News

Philip V. McHarris has published in the Washington Post

Wed, 01/22/2020
Philip V. McHarris’ essay, “Democrats are ignoring a key piece of criminal justice reform — slicing police budgets”, was recently published in The Washington Post. Find Philip’s essay here. Read more...

Yale Center for Cultural Sociology Obtains Major Grant

Tue, 01/14/2020
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a major grant of $300,000  to the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS) in support of its efforts to build cultural sociology in China. The funds will be used to deepen ties between the Yale CCS and a sister organization, the Fudan University CCS in Shanghai Read more...

Jeffrey Alexander presents work at the All India Sociological Conference

Tue, 01/14/2020
CCS Director Jeffrey Alexander travelled to India over the holiday break to present his work at Kerala University as part of the 45th All India Sociological Conference on December 27th-29th. He gave two special plenary lectures at this event, on the topics ‘Cultural Trauma’ and ‘Civil Sphere In the Read more...

Sarah Brothers has published in Social Science and Medicine

Thu, 12/19/2019
Ph.D candidate Sarah Brothers recently published an article in Social Science and Medicine as first author entitled “Food insecurity among formerly homeless youth in supportive housing: A social-ecological analysis of a structural intervention.” The article draws on 20 months of participant Read more...

Professor Grace Kao Publishes a book about Interracial Relationships called The Company We Keep

Wed, 12/04/2019
IBM Professor and Sociology Department Chair, Grace Kao, published a new book under the ASA Rose Series with Russell Sage Foundation  titled,  “The Company We Keep” which explores how young people form interracial friends and romantic relationships.  By analyzing a dataset of more than 15,000 Read more...

Sociology Staff Receive 2019 Linda K. Lorimer Award

Thu, 11/14/2019
On November 13th President Salovey and Linda K. Lorimer presented Sociology staff Wyatt Israel, Mark McKnight, Petergaye Murray, Rennie Negron, Liza Nicoll, and School of Medicine staff Samy Galvez a Linda K. Lorimer Award.  The team conducted a large-scale randomized control trial in Honduras to Read more...

The Sociology Department regrets the loss of Charles Perrow

Wed, 11/13/2019
The Sociology Department regrets the loss of Charles Perrow. ‘Chick’ was born in 1925 and gained his PhD from Berkeley in 1960. He joined Yale in 1981 and became Emeritus at Yale in 2000. After his official retirement Chick remained an active member of our departmental community for many years. Read more...

The Sociology Department was Saddened to Learn of the death of Wendell Bell

Fri, 11/08/2019
The Sociology Department was saddened to learn of the death of Wendell Bell. A former Chair of the Department, Bell was in recent years one of our Emeritus Professors. He was especially noted for his path breaking contributions to Future Studies and for his work on the Caribbean. ‘Wendy’ Bell Read more...

Mustafa Yavas has published in the Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change

Tue, 10/29/2019
Mustafa Yavas recently published an article in Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change entitled “Boundary Blurring as Collective Identity Formation? The Case of the Left-wing Islamists in Turkey,” investigating how heretical social movements build and negotiate their transgressing Read more...

Jean-Baptiste Gallopin Publishes Article in Democracy and Security

Wed, 10/09/2019
Jean-Baptiste Gallopin recently published an article in Democracy and Security titled, “Dilemma and Cascades in the Armed Forces - The Tunisian Revolution.”  Read more...