September 2020 News

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...

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...