Department News and Announcements Archive


Michael Levien Wins Global and Transnational Sociology Best Scholarly Book Award

The Award Committee Writes in its Citation: We are pleased to award the Global and Transnational Sociology Best Scholarly Book Award to Michael Levien for his outstanding book, Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India (2018) Oxford University Press. In this pioneering study, Levien examines the large-scale expropriation of land in contemporary India, drawing […]


Prof. Morgan quoted in The Hub about the General Social Survey

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The 2018 General Social Survey was published last month and adds to decades of social science research collected by the survey since 1972. Professor Stephen Morgan, who has worked on the GSS for 10 years, calls it a ‘gold standard’ for social science research in the Hub.


Graduate Student wins Krishna Bharadwaj and Eric Wolf Prize

Graduate Student Ricado Jacobs won the “Krishna Bharadwaj and Eric Wolf Prize” for outstanding paper published in Journal of Peasant Studies by a young scholar. The paper, “An urban proletariat with peasant characteristics: land occupations and livestock raising in South Africa” (JPS vol. 45, issue nos. 5-6) explores the dual character of livelihoods among urban-based […]


Julia Burdick-Will quoted in NPR

Assistant Professor, Julia Burdick-Will, looks at how neighborhood crime in Baltimore affects attendance in this NPR piece.


Christy Thornton appears on Democracy Now

Assistant Professor Christy Thornton, appeared on Democracy Now to say El Chapo’s sensational trial is obscuring the truth about the so-called war on drugs.


Christy Thornton published in Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development

Assistant Professor Christy Thornton was recently published in Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development. In many new histories of global ideas, norms, and institutions—including in recent scholarly treatments of the New International Economic Order—a striking “decolonization divide” has emerged, separating the formally sovereign but economically and politically weak nations of Latin […]


Congratulations to Michael Levien

Assistant Professor, Michael Levien, was awarded the Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies for his project “Land Mafias in Liberalizing India.”