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Tina Park Earns DIAP Community Award

Ph.D. Candidate Tina Park was one of the two Brown graduate students achieving the Academic Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan Community Award for this year.

Syeda Masood Cited in 'The Guardian' Article

Ph.D. Candidate Syeda Masood is cited discussing the power of books in a segregated, conservative society.

Professor Logan Awarded NIH Grant

Professor John Logan has been awarded a new 5-year grant from NIH ($2.1 million) to support research with confidential census data on residential mobility and neighborhood change since 2000.  He is working on this project with Hongwei Xu (Brown PhD, now Associate Professor at Queens College) and Charles Zhang (Former S4 postdoc, now Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater).

Dr. Korhonen Successfully Defends

Juho Korhonen has successfully defended his dissertation, "Empire, Democracy, State, and Nation: Sociological Occlusions of the German and Russian Empires."

Dr. Vaidya Successfully Defends

Yashas Vaidya has successfully defended his dissertation, "Determinants and Metrics of Community Context and Health Outcomes in the Presence of Urban Transformations."

Dr. Gibson Publishes Book

Assistant Professor Christopher Gibson of Simon Fraser University, Ph.D. graduate from Brown University, has published his latest book, entitled Movement-Driven Development: The Politics of Health and Democracy in Brazil. This book, published by Standford University Press, details how mobilization can advance social policy.

Dr. Murphy Successfully Defends

Michael Warren Murphy has successfully defended his dissertation, "Rhode Island and the Plantation Problem: An Inquiry into the Origins and Legacies of Racialized Socioecological Relations" which examines the structural entanglements of race and environment in New England’s past and present.

Dr. Liu Successfully Defends

Zhen Liu has successfully defended her dissertation, "Wellbeing of Migrant Families: Evidences from China and Mexico." Her committee members were Michael White (Chair), Zhenchao Qian, and Susan Short. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Liu!

Frickel Releases Book, Article

Scott Frickel and James R. Elliott have published their newest book: Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities. Also, The American Prospect published an article by Scott Frickel and Dana Fisher.

ASA: Bouek, Hammer, Pacewicz win Awards

At the American Sociological Association this week, Jennifer Bouek won the James Thompson Award, Ricarda Hammer won two awards, while Josh Pacewicz's book won the Theory Award.

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