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    • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's book Racism without Racists 4e was named a 2014 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE, a publication of the American Library Association.

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    Jessi Streib publishes a new book, The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages. The book uncovers how the class of individuals' pasts shapes their marriages and their lives.

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    • On November 21st, Martin Ruef was the keynote speaker at the annual Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) conference in Luxembourg. The conference is sponsored by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)

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    Lisa Keister, Jody Vallejo (USC), and Paige Borelli just published a paper in Social Forces on Mexican American wealth mobility. The paper shows that, despite facing considerable early life impediments to mobility, Mexican Americans achieve relatively high rates of upward wealth mobility by midlife. 

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    Linda George’s Pearlin Award Lecture/Paper, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, integrates the life course perspective with the dynamics of mental illness onset, course, and outcome at both the individual & population levels.
    The Pearlin Award is given for outstanding career contributions in the sociology of mental health. 

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Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Northwestern

“When Epidemics and Neighborhoods Collide: HIV/AIDS and the Truly Disadvantaged.”

Friday, Jan 30, 1p in Room 329

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Baker Accepts Position at the Univ. of Pennsylvania

Regina Baker has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology position at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Medwinter Accepts Position at University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Sancha Medwinter accepted a tenure-track faculty position with the sociology department at University of Massachusetts-Amherst beginning September 1st, 2015.
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Rogers Accepts Position at Dartmouth

Kim Rogers (Duke PhD 2013) has accepted an offer from Dartmouth for a tenure-track position starting Aug 2015.
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Miles Accepts Position at U of Toronto

Andrew Miles has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Toronto.
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Freeland Awarded Ph.D.

On Nov 13, 2014, Robert Freeland successfully defended his dissertation: "Occupational Stratification and The Multidimensional Structure of Symbolic Meaning" His committee consisted of: Lynn Smith- Lovin, Chair,…

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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