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.

Nick Hoynes ('18) Accepted into ASA Honors Program!

Senior sociology concentrator Nick Hoynes has been accepted into the 2018 American Sociological Association (ASA) Honors Program.

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?

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.

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.

Benjamin Bradlow Awarded by NSF, BSA

Benjamin 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.