Department News

Chicago PD Rolls Out a New Strategy to Stop Violence with Help from Research by Professor Andrew Papachristos
July 22, 2013
The Chicago Police Department has developed a new strategy involving face-to-face meetings and dialogue in an effort to quell gang-related violence, informed by Professor...
Annual Review of Sociology
July 20, 2013
Professor Phil Gorski and PhD student Gülay Türkmen-Dervişoğlu have a new article published in the Annual Review of Sociology on religion, nationalism, and violence. In it...
Children's drawings in a bombed-out, abandoned school in Blue Nile State, Sudan, in April 2013.© Amnesty International
June 13, 2013
Amnesty International released a new report on violence in Sudan by researcher and incoming PhD student Jean-Baptiste Gallopin. Read the press release >> View the full...
May 29, 2013
We are proud to announce that Jenny Shelby has been awarded the Department’s Mildred Priest Frank Award for her senior thesis, “Prescribing Power and The Pill: Medical...
Phd
May 23, 2013
The Department is proud to present Dr. Elizabeth Breese, Dr. Tabitha Decker, Dr. Andrew Junker, Dr. Esther Kim, Dr. Sylvia Mitraud, Dr. Samuel Nelson, and Dr. Michael...
Thinking Globally International Symposium
May 15, 2013
Elijah Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein are speaking in Paris at the “Thinking Globally” international symposium organized by the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’...
Marvin B. Sussman Best Dissertation Award
May 8, 2013
Rui Gao has won this year’s Marvin B. Sussman Best Dissertation Award for her 2011 thesis Eclipse and Memory: Public Representation of the War of Resistance in Maoist...
Guhin-Xu
May 1, 2013
Our grads continue to be recognized by the discipline at large! Jeffrey Guhin is one of the two winners of the 2013 Graduate Student Paper Award for his paper, “Why Worry?:...
Christopher Wildeman
April 30, 2013
  Professor Chris Wildeman has received this year’s Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award. The award recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline of...
Deborah Davis
April 29, 2013
  Professor Deborah Davis is this year’s winner of Yale’s coveted Lex Hixon ‘63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences. Congratulations, Debbie! ...