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Eagle Awarded Ph.D.

On March 25th, 2015, David Eagle successfully defended his dissertation: "Supersized Christianity: The Origins and Consequences of Protestant Megachurches in America." His committee consisted of: Mark…
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Fu Awarded Ph.D.

On March 18th, 2015, Qiang Fu successfully defended his dissertation: “The Global Epidemic of Childhood Obesity and Its Non-medical Costs” His committee consisted of: Kenneth C Land,…
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Medwinter Awarded Ph.D.

On March 18 2015, Sancha D. Medwinter successfully defended her dissertation: “Race, Class, Poverty, and Social Capital Inequality in Urban Disasters” Her committee consisted of: Gary…
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Undergraduates Shine at ESS Conference

Senior honors students, Charlotte Ke, Stephanie Ogwo, and Karina Santellano, recently traveled to NYC for the annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS), where they…
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Lariscy Accepts Position at the Univ. of Memphis

Joseph Lariscy, an NIA Postdoctoral Fellow at DUPRI and in the department of Sociology, has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology position at the University…
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Fulton Accepts Position at Indiana University

Brad Fulton has accepted a postion as Assistant Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University.
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The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages

In an era in which class divisions are becoming starker than ever, some individuals are choosing to marry across class.This book traces the lives of a subset of these individuals - highly-educated adults who married a partner raised in a class different from their own. Drawing upon detailed interviews with spouses, Jessi Streib shows that crossing class lines is not easy, and that even though these couples shared everything, each spouse was still shaped by the class of their past, and consequently, so was their marriage.

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Religion and Inequality in America: Research and Theory on Religion’s Role in Stratification:Keister & Sherkat (eds.), 

The essays in this volume provide important new details about how and why religion and inequality are related by focusing on new indicators of inequality and well-being, combining and studying mediating factors in new and informative ways, focusing on critical and often understudied groups, and exploring the changing relationship between religion and inequality over time.

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Between Slavery and Capitalism: Martin Ruef

This book evaluates the impact of the transition from slavery to capitalism on individuals, organizations, and communities in the American South.  Through a comparative-historical approach, it identifies changes in the region’s economic institutions and highlights the enduring uncertainty that continues to affect our understanding of race and class relations today.

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The Broken Compass: Angel Harris

Angel L. Harris and Keith Robinson on the major flaws in the conventional wisdom on parental involvement with children’s education.


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Social Capital and Its Institutional Contingency: Nan Lin

This volume is a collection of original studies based on one of the first research programs on comparative analysis of social capital. Data are drawn from national representative samples of the United States, China and Taiwan.

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