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Rene Almeling
August 23, 2012
Professor Rene Almeling’s book Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm (University of California Press), has been awarded both the Best Book Award from the ASA...
August 17, 2012
Incoming G & TS chair Julia Adams and outgoing chair Sarah Babb are interviewed by editor A. Aneesh in the current Global Review. Click here for more>>
August 12, 2012
Elijah Anderson will lead a special session at the 2012 ASA Annual Meetings, featuring “Bringing Fieldwork Back In: Contemporary Urban Ethnographic Research,” a 2012 volume...
August 10, 2012
Roy S. Bryce-Laporte, a sociologist who led one of the nation’s first African-American studies departments here at Yale in 1969, died on July 31 in Sykesville, Md. He was 78...
Wildeman and Papchristos
August 8, 2012
Professors Andy Papachristos and Chris Wildeman have received a U.S. Department of Justice grant for their “Using Social Network Analysis for Crime Prevention and Evaluation...
June 26, 2012
Juan Linz, Sterling Professor Emeritus, will address the 22nd World Congress of Political Science in Madrid on July 8th. Professor Linz taught in Yale Sociology and Political...
June 21, 2012
Jeffrey Alexander’s Trauma: A Social Theory has just been published by Polity. In it, Professor Alexander develops an original social theory of trauma and uses it to...
June 8, 2012
Anthony Spires has won the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award from the Political Sociology Section of the ASA, for his article, Contingent Symbiosis and Civil...
May 21, 2012
At Yale’s 311th Commencement today, William Julius Wilson, Professor of Sociology at Harvard, was one of nine recipients of honorary doctorates. Wilson, who is Lewis P...
Priest Frank Award
May 4, 2012
The 2012 Mildred Priest Frank Memorial Prize has been awarded to Katherine Giaccone. Her Senior Thesis concerns corporate board interlock and the way that this can promote...