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    Jen’nan Read was interviewed on NPR’s Madeline Brand show discussing the Muslim vote in 2016. She commented on some of the outlandish statements made by Presidential hopefuls recently, such as the call for a Muslim registry by Donald Trump and the comparison of Syrian refugees to rabid dogs by Ben Carson.

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    Linda George's book Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences has just come out in its eighth edition. The book presents the extraordinary growth of research on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in aging.

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    Trinity Institute 2016 is titled Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice and features a conversation with author and Duke University sociology professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. 

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    Angel Harris recently testified in front of the New York State Assembly in Albany on Chronically Struggling Schools and School Receivership. 

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    Chris Bail's book, "Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream" has been recognized as this year's Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). 

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Jensen Speaker Series

Jenny Trinitapoli, University of Chicago

"Aids: An Epidemic of Uncertainty."

Friday, Dec 11th at 1:15p in 329 Soc/Psych (McKinney Room)

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Reece Wins Award from Mid-South Sociological Association

Robert L. Reece was awarded first place in the Mid-South Sociological Association's 2015 graduate student paper competition for his paper "Legacies of Slavery: Racial Transition Points…
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Reece's article accepted by "The Review of Black Political Economy"

Robert Reece's article, "What are You Mixed with: the Effect of Multiracial Identification on Perceived Attractiveness" was recently accepted for publication by "The Review of Black…
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Childers Published in Several Newspapers

Trenita Childers' piece "The question of birth citizenship" has been published as an Op-Ed piece in the July 15th edition of the Raleigh News…
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Baker Awarded Ph.D.

On July 14th, 2015, Regina Baker successfully defended her dissertation: "Poverty and Place in the Context of the American South." Her Committee consisted of: Linda Burton,…
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Fulton Wins ASA Paper Award

The Organizations, Occupations, and Work section of the American Sociological Association selected Brad Fulton’s paper, “Bridging and Bonding: How Social Diversity Influences Organizational Performance” for the…
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New Sociology Minor highlighted in the most recent Duke Chronicle

The most recent Duke Chronicle has highlighted the Department of Sociology newest Minor in Medical Sociology.  This Minor is for students who are interested in medicine,…

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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