Department News

February 22, 2018
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Sussman Prize is Shai Dromi. This prize has been awarded annually since 1994 be the graduate student whose...
February 1, 2018
Professor Elijah Anderson will receive the W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association at the Annual Meeting in...
January 31, 2018
The cannabis industry in the US is likely to have far reaching consequences on a range of areas. A panel has been organized by Sociology Graduate Student Navin Kumar that...
January 29, 2018
The Hollingshead Lecture, named for former Professor and Department Chair August de Belmont (“Sandy”) Hollingshead, annually brings distinguished sociologists to campus to...
December 14, 2017
The Fall Semester was brought to a close by a lively Holiday Party hosted by Julia Adams in Grace Hopper College. Entertainment was provided by our unofficial departmental...
November 13, 2017
Professor Elijah Anderson has received the 2017 William Julius Wilson Award for the Advancement of Social Justice from Washington State University in recognition of his...
October 31, 2017
Pam, who will be well known to many reading this webpage, worked for the Sociology Department for over 40 years and retired last year from her post as our Business Manager....
October 31, 2017
Our 1976 PhD graduate Lawrence Sherman was awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal – the Graduate School’s highest honor - on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. This is the 52nd year the...
October 24, 2017
The Yale-China Association has appointed  2012 Sociology Ph.D. Andrew Junker as the organization’s next Hong Kong Director, effective January, 2018. Dr. Junker has...
October 20, 2017
It was just announced that Professor Grace Kao has been named the 2017-18 Robin E. Williams Lecturer of the Eastern Sociological Society. One leading scholar is named every...