Dr. Shen Successfully Defends

Congratulations to Yifan Shen for successfully defending his dissertation, “Bringing Oppenheimer Back: The Continuing Importance of Oppenheimer’s Family Sociology for Understanding the Shifting Economic Organization of American Families.”

Dr. Falzon Successfully Defends

Congratulations to Danielle Falzon for successfully defending her dissertation entitled, “The Business of Adaptation: Reproducing Inequality in the Face of Climate Crisis.”

Professor Michael Kennedy’s IAPA course shines a light on Ukraine

Michael D. Kennedy, professor of sociology and international and public affairs at Brown University, is an expert on East European social movements and system change. A candidate to be vice president of the American Sociological Association, Kennedy teaches a provocative sociology course, Power, Knowledge and Justice in Global Social Change.

Dr. Collier Successfully Defends

Congratulations to Meg Collier for successfully defending her dissertation entitled, “Inequality, Brokerage, and the Mobilization of Social Capital in Elementary Schools”.

2022 Alden Speare Jr. Award

Congratulations to Sam Brady for being awarded the Alden Speare, Jr. Award, which recognizes superior achievement in the Master of Arts thesis within the Department of Sociology.

2022 Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Yasemin Bavbek for being awarded the Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award, an award that recognizes sustained and exceptional contribution to teaching and learning in the Department of Sociology.

Dr. Pheiffer Successfully Defends

Congratulations to Chantel Pheiffer for successfully defending her dissertation entitled, “Internal Migration, Urban Living, and the Health Penalty among Women in South Africa”.

Dr. Agbai Successfully Defends

 Congratulations to Chinyere Agbai for successfully defending her dissertation entitled, “Wealth Begins at Home: A Historical Analysis of the Role of the 1944 GI Bill in Linking, Race, Place, Wealth, and Health in America.”

Dr. Bernier Successfully Defends

Congratulations to Quinn Bernier for successfully defending his dissertation, “Risky Business: Agricultural Transformation in Tanzania.”

Dr. prabh kehal Successfully Defends

Congratulations to prabh kehal for successfully defending their dissertation entitled, “Racializing Meritocracy: Ideas of Excellence and Exclusion in Faculty Diversity."