Sandra Barnes Joins [email protected]

Professor Sandra Lynn Barnes to join Brown University's Department of Sociology. 

Sandra Barnes focuses on the role of religion and congregations as change agents in society. She is also interested in race, class, and gender dynamics, the relationship between structural constraints and individual agency, and how these dynamics influence the experiences of residents in poor urban spaces.

Money and movements shaping an election to the Rhode Island Senate

"Public sociology is quite attentive to the various publics that make up that general public our political leaders represent." This article by Dr. Michael Kennedy discusses the upcoming race for the seat of State Senator for Rhode Island District 3. 

Marking our history: Like 9/11, COVID pandemic a 'generation-making event'

For G. Wayne Miller of The Providence Journal, our own Dr. Michael D. Kennedy describes both COVID and 9/11 and its aftermath as “generation-making events” – events, he says, that profoundly affected people of his students’ ages, late teens and early twenties, in ways that will last their lifetimes. On a broader level, he asserts, each event affected all populations to some degree and “changed the institutions of our society.”

Read more of Dr. Kennedy's thoughts in the article on The Providence Journal's website.

Dr. Nelson Successfully Defends

Jon Nelson has successfully defended his dissertation, "Insuring Inequality: The Role of FEMA in Unequal Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise in Coastal New England."

Dr. Kreisberg Successfully Defends

Nicole Kreisberg has successfully defended her dissertation, “Nativity and Nativism in the U.S. Labor Market: Employment Discrimination Against Latino Immigrant Men.”

Prof. Owens Wins Outstanding Publication ASA Award

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.


Dr. Bradlow Dissertation Wins Numerous Awards

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.

Dr. Hammer Successfully Defends

Ricarda Hammer has successfully defended her dissertation entitled: "Citizenship and Colonial Difference: The Racial Politics of Rights and Rule Across the Black Atlantic."

Hammer, Islam Elected to ASA Global and Transnational Sociology Section

Ricarda Hammer and Nabila Islam have been elected to ASA's Global and Transnational Sociology Section.

McNeill Elected to ASA Economic Sociology Section

Kristen McNeill has been elected to ASA's Economic Sociology Section.