September 2020 News

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...

Jeffrey Alexander on the Global Health Crisis

Mon, 04/13/2020
Jeffrey Alexander recently wrote this short commentary for a compilation of remarks written by various experts, All Great Minds Think for Themselves, for the Social Trends Institute. STI extended an invitation/request to experts from various fields to offer a thought on what this global health Read more...

Stephane D. Andrade publishes essay in Slate

Fri, 04/03/2020
Stephane D. Andrade’s collaborative essay, “The Stimulus Bill Punishes Parents Behind on Child Support. Now Is Not the Time.” was recently published in Slate. The article can be found here. Read more...

Tracking the pandemic means finding the ‘canaries in the coalmine’

Mon, 03/16/2020
Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis, Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, has devoted his career to investigating how social networks affect our health and behavior. His work offers insight into how to track and address epidemics like the current coronavirus crisis. Read more here. Read more...

Graduate Student Margaret Traeger Publishes in PNAS

Tue, 03/10/2020
Margaret Traeger’s article, “Vulnerable Robots Positively Shape Human Conversational Dynamics in a Human-Robot Team” was recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The article can be found here. The Yale Office of Public Affairs & Communications press release Read more...

Yale PhD Thomas Crosbie tenured at the Royal Danish Defence College

Fri, 03/06/2020
Thomas Crosbie (PhD 2014) has recently been promoted to associate professor (tenured) at the Royal Danish Defence College in their Centre for Joint Operations. Crosbie is a political sociologist who primarily studies the political behavior of military organizations. He is part of a wave of social Read more...

Inkwan Chung hired as an Assistant Professor at Soongsil University, Korea

Fri, 03/06/2020
Inkwan Chung (a Ph.D. at Yale Sociology, May 2019) is starting his new job as an assistant professor at Department of Information Sociology, Soongsil University in South Korea beginning from March 1st.  Read more...