Department News

August 4, 2020
Congratulations to CCS Director Jeffrey Alexander, the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Career Award of the Altruism, Morality and Social Soclidarity Section of the...
July 29, 2020
The Council on East Asian Studies has awarded the Williams Prize to Tiana for her senior thesis, “A Changing Tea Culture, A Changing China: Variations in Conceptions of Gift...
July 13, 2020
PhD Candidate Tony Cheng’s manuscript “Social Media, Selective Transparency, and Pursuing Legitimation of Police Violence” has won the 2020 Student Paper Award from the ASA...
July 8, 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...
July 8, 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...
June 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...
June 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...
June 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...
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...