Department News

March 1, 2018
We are delighted to announce that Alka Menon will be joining the Yale Sociology Department as an assistant professor. Menon is currently finishing her PhD at Northwestern...
February 28, 2018
The Sociology Department is delighted to announce that next year we will be joined by Natalie Aviles as a Presidential Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow. She has a PhD the from...
February 26, 2018
The 21st Century Dissertation Prize, inaugurated in 2012, is awarded from time to time at the discretion of the department to a distinguished sociology dissertation that...
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....