September 2020 News

Jean-Baptiste Gallopin Interviewed on France 24

Thu, 01/03/2019
Yale Sociology Ph.D. candidate Jean-Baptiste Gallopin appeared on France 24 on January 2, 2019 to discuss the current wave of protests in Sudan. Gallopin’s research examines collective behavior in revolutions and post-revolutionary environments. His forthcoming article in Democracy & Security, Read more...

Elijah Anderson appointed as the Sterling Professor of Sociology

Thu, 11/08/2018
The Sociology Department is excited to announce that Professor Elijah Anderson was recently named as Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies. This is one of Yale’s highest honors to faculty and we are extraordinarily proud that we now have two Sterling Professors! Eli Read more...

Demar Lewis named Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar

Thu, 10/11/2018
The Sociology Department is thrilled to announce that Demar Lewis, a 2nd year PhD student in Sociology and African American Studies was named as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar. The award comes with a generous stipend for four years, mentoring support, and training in a leadership Read more...

Editorial in the New York Times by Sociology Lecturer and Education Studies Executive Director Mira Debs

Mon, 09/24/2018
Mira Debs’ editorial about how to most effectively allocate Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ $2 billion dollar commitment to Montessori Pre-Schools for low-income students was published in the New York Times today, September 23, 2018. Read more here. Read more...

Welcome to the First Year Cohort

Tue, 09/04/2018
Welcome to our incoming Sociology Ph.D. students – (l to r) Hannah Tessler, Dorothy Wu, Keitaro Okura, Benjamin Kaplow, Kayla Thomas and Jeffrey Sachs (not pictured). Read more...

Sociology Chair Grace Kao Appointed the IBM Professor of Sociology

Tue, 08/14/2018
Congratulations to Grace Kao for being recently appointed as the IBM Professor of Sociology. Read more here. Read more...

Professor Elijah Anderson is the Recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association

Tue, 08/14/2018
The Sociology Department is proud to announce that Elijah Anderson received the 2018 W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association. From the ASA website, ”This award honors those ASA member scholars who have shown outstanding commitment to the Read more...

Sociology Chair Grace Kao's work cited in Washington Post Article about new film, "Crazy Rich Asians"

Mon, 08/06/2018
The film “Crazy Rich Asians,” opening in theaters this month, may help to challenge stereotypes about Asian American men as unattractive, according to an article published on August 3, 2018 in the Washington Post. The article cites Grace Kao’s collaborative work (with Kelly Stamper Balistreri Read more...

Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis named Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science

Mon, 07/30/2018
The Sociology Department is pleased to announced that Nicholas A. Christakis was just named as Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University. This is the highest honor that Yale bestows on a faculty member. Congratulations, Nicholas! To view the Yale News article, click here. Read more...

Yale Professor of Sociology Jeffrey Alexander Receives Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Theory Award

Sat, 07/21/2018
The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that Jeffrey C. Alexander is the 2018 Winner of the Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Theory from the International Sociological Association Research Committee 16 (ISA RC16) on Sociological Theory. According to their website, “This award is Read more...