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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.


Kevan Harris – Interview with the National Iranian American Council

Kevan Harris – Sanctions and Iran’s Growing Economic Woes. Discussing Iran’s current economic situation, the effects of U.S. sanctions on Iran, and the prevailing attitude amongst Iranians towards sanctions http://niac.podbean.com/2011/09/14/sanctions-and-irans-growing-economic-woes/


Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty

The origin of political modernity has long been tied to the Western history of protest and revolution, the currents of which many believe sparked popular dissent worldwide. Reviewing nearly one thousand instances of protest in China from the eighteenth to the early-nineteenth centuries, Ho-fung Hung charts an evolution of Chinese dissent that stands apart from […]


Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Futures Seminars

May 5 and 6, 2011 – Department of Sociology is the featured department of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Futures Seminars. More information is available through the Futures Seminars website and the seminar flier.


2010-2011 Graduate Awards

Rachel Core was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. Elizabeth Dayton received an American Educational Research Association (AERA) award. Sefika Kumral received a Middle East Research Competition (MERC) award. Ben Scully received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Award entitled, ‘Class Formation and the Decline of Work’ for fieldwork in South Africa Christian Villenas was awarded the […]


Assessing Inequality

Providing basic foundations for measuring inequality from the perspective of distributional properties This monograph reviews a set of widely used summary inequality measures, and the lesser known relative distribution method provides the basic rationale behind each measure and discusses their interconnections. It also introduces model-based decomposition of inequality over time using quantile regression. This approach […]


The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today

The Marriage-Go-Round illuminates the shifting nature of America’s most cherished social institution and explains its striking differences from marriage in other Western countries. Andrew J. Cherlin’s three decades of study have shown him that marriage in America is a social and political battlefield in a way that it isn’t in other developed countries. Americans marry […]


China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism

With one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and a population quickly approaching two billion, China holds substantial sway over global financial, social, and cultural networks. This volume explains China’s economic rise and liberalization and assesses how this growth is reshaping the structure and dynamics of global capitalism in the twenty-first century. China has historically been […]