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September 22, 2021
Emma Zang has been awarded a 2 year NIH R21 award ($472,884) to apply her Bayesian trajectory models to study the linked health trajectories of persons with cognitive...
May 21, 2021
The 2021 21st Century Dissertation Prize in the Department of Sociology has been awarded to Dr. Tony Cheng. His dissertation is titled “Policing and the Illusion of Public...
May 21, 2021
The 2021 Marvin B. Sussman Best Dissertation Award in the Department of Sociology has been awarded to Dr. Thomas Lyttelton. The title of his dissertation is Work, Sociability...
May 21, 2021
The Sociology Department is happy to announce that Jason Contino is the 2021 Winner of the Mildred Priest Frank Award recognizing outstanding scholarship and service among...
March 10, 2020
Margaret Traeger’s article, “Vulnerable Robots Positively Shape Human Conversational Dynamics in a Human-Robot Team” was recently published in Proceedings of the...
November 14, 2019
On November 13th President Salovey and Linda K. Lorimer presented Sociology staff Wyatt Israel, Mark McKnight, Petergaye Murray, Rennie Negron, Liza Nicoll, and School of...
November 13, 2019
The Sociology Department regrets the loss of Charles Perrow. ‘Chick’ was born in 1925 and gained his PhD from Berkeley in 1960. He joined Yale in 1981 and became Emeritus at...
August 6, 2018
The film “Crazy Rich Asians,” opening in theaters this month, may help to challenge stereotypes about Asian American men as unattractive, according to an article published on...
July 30, 2018
The Sociology Department is pleased to announced that Nicholas A. Christakis was just named as Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University. This is...
July 21, 2018
The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that Jeffrey C. Alexander is the 2018 Winner of the Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Theory from the International...