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Brown Sociology Within Top 30

Brown has ranked 24th in the U.S. News and World Report's Top Universities rankings this year for Sociology, raising rank from 25th in 2015 and 2016.

Also, in the Center for World University Rankings subject rankings, which ranks schools based on the number of faculty and student research articles in top-tier journals, Brown ranked No. 5 in substance abuse research, No. 7 in clinical psychology and No. 9 in biomedical social science.

(Distributed September 18, 2017)

Frickel in Science Magazine

Frickel, ScottFrickel, ScottProfessor Scott Frickel, collaborating with Dana Fisher on a survey project on protests and climate politics, was interviewed by Science Magazine on the potential magnitude of this months mass mobilizations on climate change.

In the article, he references a piece of The Protest Project's mission: To gather data to help determine what may happen next during a mass mobilization.

(Distributed April 13, 2017)

Svenja Kopyciok Awarded Alden Speare, Jr. Award

Svenja Kopyciok has been awarded the departmental Alden Speare, Jr. Award which recognizes superior achievement in the Master of Arts thesis within the Department of Sociology. Congratulations, Svenja!

(Distributed October 18, 2016)

Ruth Milkman, '75, President of ASA

Milkman, RuthMilkman, RuthRuth Milkman, President of ASA, graduated from Brown University, class of 1975, where she concentrated in her independent major of "Women in Society." In 2014, Milkman was elected to ASA presidency for 2015-2016. 

Milkman describes her experience at Brown to ASAnet. "As an undergraduate at Brown, she created her own major, a sort of women’s studies degree before women’s studies was considered worthy of its own department. She valued the freedom that Brown allowed to do such a thing, a freedom she also found in her graduate work at the University of California-Berkeley. 'Both of them were places where you could define your own agenda,' she says."

(Distributed August 15, 2016)
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