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    Jim Moody was cited in Duke Today, about the Scholars@Duke competition highlighting different approaches to visualizing the collaboration across the University.

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    Patricia Homan, Lauren Valentino and Emi Weed’s study entitled “Being and Becoming Poor: How Cultural Schemas Shape Beliefs about Poverty” was published in the March issue of Social Forces. This study, part of Mark Chaves' Logic of Inquiry course, provides a new look into how Americans think about poverty.

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    Linda Burton has edited an important volume takes a life course approach in sharing empirical insights on the family experiences of African American males in socioeconomic and political contexts. The book identifies challenges facing black men and boys in the U.S.

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    Matt Dupre recently published a study on “Marital History and Stroke Survival” in the Journal of the American Heart Association.  The paper has received international media attention, including NBC News, Reuters, US News & World Report, and the Daily Mail (UK).

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    Read Study Featured in DukeToday

    Jen'nan Read in DukeToday, says “Depression gives a lopsided picture, it makes mental health look like a women’s issue.”  Men seem to adhere to a societal stigma to remain “macho” and are less likely to open up about their feelings.

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    Chris Bail gave the keynote address to the Interfaith Banquet at the Democratic National Convention last month as well as a keynote address to the Islamic Society of North America’s Annual conference this past weekend.

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    Mark Chaves on how church business boomed briefly after 9/11 in DukeTODAY.

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Jensen Speaker Series

March 27, Michael Omi,  Berkeley

"Still Racy After All These Years?:  Racial Formation and the Future of Racial Theory."

Talk is at 1:15pm in 249 Rubenstein Library (Carpenter Conference Room).

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Zimife Umeh selected to receive a 2017 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Zimife Umeh was selected to receive a 2017 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for her research titled: “Examining the Consequences of Maternal Incarceration”. The Ford Foundation…
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Childers Successfully Defends Ph.D

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Trenita B. Childers successfully defended her Ph.D dissertation; "Trapped Like Monkeys in a Cage: Structural Racism and Mental Health in the…
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Raphaël Charron-Chénier accepts position at Arizona State University

Raphaël Charron-Chénier has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.  He will join the ASU faculty…
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Childers Accepts UNC Post-Doc Fellowship

Trenita Childers has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-Chapel Hill.  The program is intended to expand the pool…

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty 

Editors Linda Burton and Dave Brady build a common scholarly ground in the study of poverty by bringing together an international, inter-disciplinary group of scholars to provide their perspectives on the issue.

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A Gedenkschrift to Randy Hodson: Working with Dignity

Lisa Keister explores the important role that dignity plays in the workplace. Dignity and self-respect are key to both worker well-being and organizational effectiveness, yet few workplaces take dignity seriously. This volume shows how dignity matters more today than ever.

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Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Christopher Bail demonstrates how the beliefs of fanatics like Jones are inspired by a rapidly expanding network of anti-Muslim organizations that exert profound influence on American understanding of Islam.


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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