Patrick Heller Co-Authors New Book

Deliberation and Development Book CoverDeliberation and Development Book Cover

A new book edited by Patrick Heller, sociologist and Watson faculty, and Vijayendra Rao, a lead economist at The World Bank, offers the first interdisciplinary exploration of the role of deliberation in development.

(Distributed September 1, 2015)

Josh Pacewicz Wins Jane Addams Article Award

American Sociological AssociationAmerican Sociological AssociationProfessor Josh Pacewicz won the Jane Addams Article Award from the American Sociology Association's Community and Urban Sociology Section for the article “Tax increment financing, economic development professionals, and the financialization of urban politics.”

The Jane Addams Award (formerly the Park Article Award) goes to authors of the best scholarly article in community and urban sociology published in the past two years.

(Distributed August 28, 2015)

Tania Jenkins Awarded 2015 Louise Johnson Scholar Grant

Brown Sociology graduate student Tania Jenkins was awarded the 2015 Louise Johnson Scholar Grant for her paper, entitled "‘It’s Time She Stopped Torturing Herself’ Structural Constraints to Decision-Making about Life-Sustaining Treatment by Medical Trainees".

The Louise Johnson Scholar fund was established in memory of Louise Johnson, a pioneering medical sociologist whose mentorship and scholarship we are pleased to honor. The fund was made possible by Sam Bloom of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a former colleague of Louise Johnson. 

(Distributed July 1, 2015)

Timmons Roberts Featured in Newsweek


J. Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology , was featured in an opinion piece in Newsweek, titled "Earth Day: We Need to Refocus on the Big Picture". Inside, the discussion continues on what society says as to how we battle climate change, verses the actual results of the fight.

Earth Day: We Need to Refocus on the Big Picture 

(Distributed May 6, 2015)
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