Department News

June 27, 2014
Professor Frederick Wherry has a new essay out now from the Mission Asset Fund, a nonprofit working for a fair financial system, on mobilizing caring relationships to promote...
June 12, 2014
George Camp, who received his PhD from the department in 1967 with a dissertation titled “Nothing to Lose: A Study of Bank Robbery in America” walked in this year’s...
June 12, 2014
At this year’s commencement ceremonies three new graduates received their PhDs. We are proud to congratulate Jeffrey Guhin, Natalie Nitsche, Stephanie Greenlea, and...
June 11, 2014
This weekend, Professor Rene Almeling will be the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for students majoring in “Human Biology and Society” at UCLA.  This is the first...
June 6, 2014
Professor Christopher Wildeman has a new study out in JAMA Pediatrics that has received a good deal of media attention this past week. In it, he and his coauthors argue that...
June 6, 2014
Professor Frederick Wherry has been elected Chair of the Consumers and Consumption Section of the ASA. The Section aims to promote research, dialog and teaching about the...
May 27, 2014
Tomorrow in DC, Professor Christopher Wildeman will speak as a panelist at a special event sponsored by The American Academy of Political and Social Science and the Scholars...
May 27, 2014
A new article just out in Social Science Research by Professor Vida Maralani shows how school policies, peers, and health expectations from teen years predict adult smoking....
May 27, 2014
Professor Jeffrey Alexander and recent graduate Bernadette Jaworsky have a new book out now from Polity Press. In it, they argue that neither money nor demography can explain...
May 16, 2014
Professor Elijah Anderson was awarded an honorary degree at The College of Wooster this week, where he also spoke at commencement about the changing nature of race and racism...