Department News and Announcements Archive


Andrew Cherlin on Education and your Health

In a Washington Post article, “Why Education Matters to Your Health – Literally”, Professor Cherlin speculates that racial differences also might be a matter of expectation.


Ryan Calder on Protests in Iran

Ryan Calder on Protests in Iran
The demonstrations are a part of a much larger cycle of grievance by the public against Iran’s ruling elite, says Johns Hopkins University sociologist Ryan Calder, an expert in Islamic […]


Meredith Greif on WYPR

Meredith Greif on WYPR
Meredith appears on Life in The Balance to discuss “The Short Fall into Homelessness: How Society Fails our Most Vulnerable”


ASA Faculty Article Award for Michael Levien

ASA Faculty Article Award for Michael Levien
Congratulations to Michael Levien for winning the Sociology of Development Section of ASA Faculty Article Award for 2015. “Social Capital as Obstacle to Development: Brokering Land, Norms, and Trust in […]


Joel Andreas 2017 ACLS Fellowship Recipient

Joel Andreas 2017 ACLS Fellowship Recipient
The American Council of Learned Societies¬†announced Associate Professor Joel Andreas to their 2017 cohort of fellowship recipients. Andreas’ proposal, Land Dispossession in Rural China and India, was selected to the […]