Department News

June 2, 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. 
June 1, 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...
May 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...
May 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,...
May 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/...
May 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...
May 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...
May 6, 2020
Hirokazu Shirado Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University Autonomous-Agent Interventions in...
May 6, 2020
Celene Reynolds Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow, Cornell University. From Unequal Play to Unwanted Contact: Title IX in American Universities, 1972-2016 (Dissertation...
April 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...