Department News and Announcements Archive


Rina Agarwala receives Outstanding Faculty Member Award

Rina Agarwala received the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity’s Outstanding Faculty Member Award for the 2017-2018 academic year. Over 120 applications were received from chapters across the United States and Canada. The award letter states: You were nominated by our chapter because of your passion for inspiring your students, as well as your dedication to your […]


China’s Offshore Financial Market and Arrest of Swiss Banker

Ho-fung Hung cited in Geneva’s Le Temps. The case of UBS banker held in China for several days recalls that the Chinese have no right to extract more than $50, 000 dollars a year from their country. But they have found several ways to get around this rule.


Latin America in a Globalizing World

Latin America in a Globalizing World (LAGW) is a three-year project, funded by a Dean’s Interdisciplinary Project Grant, which brings together scholars of Latin America with area specialists working on other regions to examine Latin America’s role in global economic processes, from both historical and contemporary perspectives.


Ho-Fung Hung Cited in the Wall Street Journal

Henry M. and Elizabeth P. Wiesenfeld Professor in Political Economy Ho Hung Fung was cited in a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, “Independence Talk Tests Limits of Free Speech in Hong Kong”


Ho-Fung Hung Pens Research Article

Professor Ho-Fung Hung penned a research article on the origins and consequences of Trump’s attempt to de-globalize the American economy, from working-class living standards to the global balance of power for the journal Contexts.


Sociology Graduate Student Quoted in Bloomberg

Alvin Camba states, ‘Opening the economy to Chinese FDI was the correct move’, in the Bloomberg article China Hasn’t Delivered on Its $24 Billion Philippines Promise.  


Julia Burdick-Will’s Research Featured in The Washington Post

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.


Sociology Graduate Student Receives Three Paper Awards

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), […]