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Schrank Co-Authors New Book: Root-Cause Regulation

Work is now more deadly than war, killing approximately 2.3 million people a year worldwide. The United States, with its complex regulatory system, has one of the highest rates of occupational fatality in the developed world, and deteriorating working conditions more generally. Why, after a century of reform, are U.S. workers growing less safe and secure?

(Distributed May 1, 2018)

Karolina Dos Santos Awarded Honorable Mention from National Science Foundation

Karolina Dos Santos, 1st year PhD student for Sociology at Brown University, was awarded an Honorable Mention from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)! The NSF GRFP helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.

(Distributed April 13, 2018)

Dr. Myungji Yang ('12) Publishes Book

Myungji Yang, Ph.D. graduate from Brown Sociology in 2012, has published a book entitled From Miracle to Mirage: The Making and Unmaking of the Korean Middle Class, 1960-2015. This book, published by Cornell University Press, is a critical account of the trajectory of state-sponsored middle-class formation in Korea in the second half of the twentieth century. Yang’s book offers a compelling story of the reality behind the myth of middle-class formation.

(Distributed March 26, 2018)

Benjamin Bradlow Awarded by NSF, BSA

Bradlow, BenjaminBradlow, BenjaminBenjamin Bradlow, PhD Candidate for Sociology, has been approved for the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement award in 2018. This award aims to fund doctoral dissertation research and defray direct costs associated with conducting research.

(Distributed March 5, 2018)

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)
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