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BC Sociologist Natalia Sarkisian Awarded Article Prize By American Sociological Association

Kathleen Sullivan
Boston College
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CHESTNUT HILL, MA (September 2009) – Boston College Associate Professor of Sociology Natalia (Natasha) Sarkisian was presented with the Oliver Cromwell Cox Article Award at the annual American Sociological Association meeting last month. The award recognizes the best research article in the sociological study of race and ethnicity.

Sarkisian won for her article "Street Men, Family Men: Race and Men's Extended Family Involvement" which appeared in Social Forces.

Natasha Sarkisian

In addition to her faculty position in the BC Sociology Department, Sarkisian is affiliated with the University's Sloan Center on Aging and Work. Her scholarly interests include marriage, family, gender, race, class and statistical methodology. Her research has been published in American Sociological Review and Journal of Marriage and Family.

She is the recipient of a Rosabeth Moss Kanter International Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research, given by the Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family, and a Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award from the American Sociological Association's Race, Gender and Class Section.

Sarkisian earned a bachelor's degree from the State Academy of Management in Moscow and a master's and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.