Josh Pacewicz Wins Jane Addams Article Award

American Sociological AssociationAmerican Sociological AssociationProfessor Josh Pacewicz won the Jane Addams Article Award from the American Sociology Association's Community and Urban Sociology Section for the article “Tax increment financing, economic development professionals, and the financialization of urban politics.”

The Jane Addams Award (formerly the Park Article Award) goes to authors of the best scholarly article in community and urban sociology published in the past two years.

(Distributed August 28, 2015)

Tania Jenkins Awarded 2015 Louise Johnson Scholar Grant

Brown Sociology graduate student Tania Jenkins was awarded the 2015 Louise Johnson Scholar Grant for her paper, entitled "‘It’s Time She Stopped Torturing Herself’ Structural Constraints to Decision-Making about Life-Sustaining Treatment by Medical Trainees".

The Louise Johnson Scholar fund was established in memory of Louise Johnson, a pioneering medical sociologist whose mentorship and scholarship we are pleased to honor. The fund was made possible by Sam Bloom of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a former colleague of Louise Johnson. 

(Distributed July 1, 2015)

Timmons Roberts Featured in Newsweek


J. Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology , was featured in an opinion piece in Newsweek, titled "Earth Day: We Need to Refocus on the Big Picture". Inside, the discussion continues on what society says as to how we battle climate change, verses the actual results of the fight.

Earth Day: We Need to Refocus on the Big Picture 

(Distributed May 6, 2015)

Elizabeth Fussell Achieves Solomon Award

Associate Professor of Population Studies Elizabeth Fussell was granted nearly $15,000 for achieving Brown's Solomon Award for her research Is Housing Damage and Displacement an Explanation for Population Change in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?: An Analysis of the American Housing Survey in New Orleans, 2004-2009.

(Distributed April 10, 2015)
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