Department News and Announcements Archive


Ho-fung Hung featured in JHU Arts & Sciences Weekly

Ho-fung Hung featured in JHU Arts & Sciences Weekly
Describe your primary research or scholarship, and tell us what is most exciting about your current project.One major focus of my research has been how the rise of China reshapes […]


Thornton on Drug War in the New York Times

Thornton on Drug War in the New York Times
Assistant Professor Christy Thornton published an op-ed in today’s New York Times arguing that the Biden administration’s domestic changes in drug policy won’t work in the absence of changes to […]


Thornton’s Revolution in Development Recognized at ASA

Thornton’s Revolution in Development Recognized at ASA
Christy Thornton’s first book, Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy (University of California Press, 2021) was recognized with two commendations at the 2022 American Sociological […]


Inflation is Making Homelessness Worse

Inflation is Making Homelessness Worse
“We’re in a very precarious moment, where the cost of living is going up so quickly — through the price of gas and food and rent — that more people […]


Congratulations to Graduate Student Samantha Agarwal

Congratulations to Graduate Student Samantha Agarwal
Samantha was selected to receive a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies for 2022-2023.  The Selection Committee reviewed an extremely competitive field of proposals and was only able […]


Hewlett Grant Funds New History & Political Economy Project

Hewlett Grant Funds New History & Political Economy Project
Assistant Professor of Sociology Christy Thornton has received a grant of $111,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Economy and Society Program for a new scholarly initiative, the History […]


Congratulations to Lingxin Hao

Congratulations to Lingxin Hao
Congratulations on the appointment to the Benjamin H. Griswold III Professorship in Public Policy, approved by the Executive Committee of the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees.