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Rachel Wetts Receives Russell Sage Foundation Grant

Congratulations to Rachel Wetts for receiving a two-year Russell Sage Foundation grant for her proposal, "Climate Politics as Status Politics: Struggles over the Symbolic Worth of Educational Credentials in the American Climate Change Debate."

Jennifer Candipan Appointed Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of Sociology

Congratulations to Jennifer Candipan, who has been appointed as the Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of Sociology, effective July 1, 2024. Jennifer's scholarly focus on stratification, urban sociology, and the sociology of education has resulted in publications in top outlets such as DemographyJournal of Urban AffairsSocial Science Research, and Urban Studies. In addition to teaching foundational courses, Jennifer's recent Russell Sage Foundation grant reflects her commitment to research, the discipline, and our department.

Emily Rauscher Elected Chair of ASA's Sociology of Education Section

Congratulations Emily Rauscher on being named Chair-Elect of the American Sociological Association's Sociology of Education Section. The purpose of the Section on Sociology of Education is to, "foster the development of this aspect of Sociology and its application through the study of the ways in which formal schooling influences individuals and the ways society affects educational institutions."

Josh Pacewicz Elected Chair of ASA's Political Sociology Section

Congratulations to Josh Pacewicz on being elected Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Political Sociology Section. He will serve on the council as Chair-Elect in 24-25 and Chair 25-26.

Prudence Carter Announced as Director of CSREA

Congratulations Prudence Carter for being selected to serve as Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) at Brown University. She will assume the CSREA directorship, effective July 1, 2024.

Sarah Hodgman Receives Alden Speare, Jr. Award

Congratulations to Sarah Hodgman on being awarded the Alden Speare, Jr. Award, which recognizes superior achievement in the Master of Arts thesis within the Department of Sociology.

Neha Lund Receives Alden Speare, Jr. Award

Congratulations to Neha Lund on being awarded the Alden Speare, Jr. Award, which recognizes superior achievement in the Master of Arts thesis within the Department of Sociology.

Casey Wahl Promoted to Student Affairs Manager

Congratulations to Casey Wahl for her promotion to Student Affairs Manager (Master’s and Undergraduate Programs), effective May 20, 2024.

Kevin Mwenda Promoted to Associate Professor of Population Studies (Research)

Congratulations to Kevin Mwenda on being promoted to Associate Professor of Population Studies (Research), effective July 1, 2024.

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