Jon Nelson has successfully defended his dissertation, "Insuring Inequality: The Role of FEMA in Unequal Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise in Coastal New England."
Nicole Kreisberg has successfully defended her dissertation, “Nativity and Nativism in the U.S. Labor Market: Employment Discrimination Against Latino Immigrant Men.”
Dr. Ben Bradlow's dissertation, “Urban Origins of Democracy and Inequality: Governing São Paulo and Johannesburg, 1985-2016,” has been recognized with multiple external awards.
Professor Jayanti Owens has won the 2021 Outstanding Publication Award from the ASA section on "Sociology of Disability and Society".
Her paper is "Social Class, Diagnoses of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Child Well-Being," Journal of Health and Social Behavior 61 (2), 134-152, 2020.
Ricarda Hammer has successfully defended her dissertation entitled: "Citizenship and Colonial Difference: The Racial Politics of Rights and Rule Across the Black Atlantic."
Ricarda Hammer and Nabila Islam have been elected to ASA's Global and Transnational Sociology Section.
Kristen McNeill has been elected to ASA's Economic Sociology Section.
Professor Jayanti Owens has been elected to ASA's Disability and Society Section.
Professor Jennifer Candipan has received a Spencer Foundation Large Research Grant on Education. Spencer's Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education.
Professor Prudence Carter has been named President-Elect of the American Sociological Association and the inaugural holder of the Sarah and Joseph Jr. Dowling Professorship at Brown. She will join the department on July 1, 2021.