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News and Announcements

Brian GareauBrian Gareau has been awarded a $30,000 Ignite grant from the Office of the Provost as part of a new internal grant initiative designed to spur research across the University.
Lisa DodsonAn article by Lisa Dodson and co-author Nancy Folbre, What Happens When the Person Taking Care of Your Mom Can’t Earn a Living Wage?, was just published in The American Prospect.
Julie SchorJuliet Schor was recently quoted in a New York Times article on the rise of the rental economy.

More news and announcements


SocialEyes cover

SocialEyes is our undergraduate academic journal, run by the students themselves. Check out their latest issue, Spring 2014.


ACA Award

Patricia Leavy

Ph.D. alumna Patricia Leavy is the first sociologist to win the American Creativity Association Special Achievement Award, which honors achievements in innovation and creativity in all fields.


Claude Award

Mike Cermak

Ph.D. alumnus Michael Cermak won a 2014 Claude Award for best pedagogy essay for his Contexts article, Teaching a Hip-Hop Ecology.