What happens when schoolchildren live in violent neighborhoods? Using crime and student data from Chicago, Assistant Professor Julia Burdick-Will linked exposure to neighborhood violence to a drop in test scores, an effect that extended to students coming from communities that experienced little or no violence. Read more in The Washington Post.
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Date: July 5, 2018
Date: June 20, 2018
Congratulations to Alvin Camba “The Contentious Politics of Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Investments in the Philippines.” Honorable Mention, Best Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association’s Section on the Sociology of Development, 2018. “From Colonialism to Neoliberalism: Critical Reflections on Philippine Mining in the Long Twentieth Century,” The Extractive Industries and Society, 2(2), […]
Date: June 12, 2018
Assistant Professor Julia Burdick-Will was quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article about her research study that shows student test scores can suffer if a classmate has been exposed to violence.
Date: May 30, 2018
Professor of Public Policy & Chair Andrew Cherlin was quoted in a New York Times article titled “Put a Ring on It? Millennial Couples Are in No Hurry”.
Date: May 17, 2018
Four Johns Hopkins Ph.D. candidates have been named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2018 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Ariella Messing, Onder Celik, Alexander Englert, and Smriti Upadhyay. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of […]
Date: May 16, 2018
Vesla Weaver answers the question, What has led to the disproportionate number of incarcerated African-Americans in the US? Spring 2018 Edition
Date: April 11, 2018
This month, Johns Hopkins Magazine debuts its new podcast, The Known World. Their first guest was sociologist Andrew Cherlin. Each episode will be an informative conversation with a Johns Hopkins scientist, medical researcher, creative artist, policy expert, or scholar about their knowledge and expertise.
Date: April 4, 2018
The Johns Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs is a monthly podcast discussing the most pressing issues in international relations. Three Johns Hopkins students in the International Studies program will discuss contemporary issues, interview professors and create a fun and lively atmosphere while doing it!
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has announced the 2018 class of Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellows in Women’s Studies
Date: March 28, 2018
Congratulations to Sociology PhD candidate, Yige Dong, on becoming one of ten fellows for her dissertation titled, From Textile Mill Town to iPhone City: Gender, Class, and the Politics of Care in an Industrializing China (1949-present). The ten Fellows represent Boston University, University of California–Berkeley, University of California–Los Angeles, University of California–San Diego, Johns Hopkins […]
Date: March 23, 2018
Ho-fung Hung in Deutsche Welle (DW) article stating that, “China has relied on export and debt-financed fixed asset investment for growth for over two decades.”