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Stefanie DeLuca receives new grants and is appointed to MacArthur Foundation Research Network

Stefanie was recently appointed to a research network at the MacArthur Foundation that focuses on the role of housing in the lives of families with young children. The network is launching a four-city survey and experiment, and Stefanie will be co-directing the mixed methods longitudinal part of that study, involving Black, White, and Hispanic families […]

Stefanie DeLuca and Peter Rosenblatt publish new mixed methods article in City and Community

Stefanie and Peter recently published a new article using quantitative, qualitative and GIS methods to explore the outcomes of a federally funded housing experiment. While families who moved through this housing program initially relocated to census tracts with poverty rates almost four times lower than their original projects, many returned to communities of moderate to […]

Stefanie DeLuca gives briefing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Stefanie was invited to give a research and policy briefing at the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington on July 24, 2012. For this talk, titled, “How Housing Policy Intersects with the Lives of Poor Families: Reflections on Recent Fieldwork in Mobile, AL and […]

Blue Jay’s Perch community garden wins an award!

July 31st, 2012 – Headed by Wei-ting Chen and colleagues the Blue Jay’s Perch community garden wins an award! Baltimore City Master Gardeners, part of the University of Maryland Extension has given this year’s “Best New Community Garden” title to the Blue Jay’s Perch. Read about the story on their blog.

Ho-fung Hung receives Best Article Award

Ho-fung Hung and Jaime Kucinskas. 2011. “Globalization and Global Inequality: Assessing the Impact of the Rise of China and India, 1980–2005.” American Journal of Sociology, 116:5. Hung and Kucinskas look at whether global economic integration enlarges or reduces global inequality. Their analysis is based on an innovative strategy that combines change in average intra-national inequality […]

Ho-fung Hung Quoted in the New York Times

“Scandals in Hong Kong Raise Fears About China”, The New York Times, March 5, 2012. “Hong Kong Leader Is Investigated Over Ethics, Official Says”, The New York Times, February 29, 2012.

Karl Alexander – Keynote Speaker at the 2012 SEA Conference

Karl Alexander, Chair and John Dewey Professor of Sociology presents a keynote address at the 2012 Sociology of Education Association Conference – February 24 – 26. “The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth and the Transition to Adulthood” Abstract: A study of intergenerational mobility focused on the experience of the Beginning School Study 25 […]

Glowing Book Review

Ho-fung Hung’s book “Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty” gets a glowing review by Colin J. Beck in American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 117, No. 4 (January 2012), pp. 1278-1280.