Scott Lynch, one of the world’s leading experts on the demography of aging, is coming to Duke from Princeton. He brings additional expertise in social epidemiology and Bayesian statistical methods to our department.
Angel Harris has been invited to the White House to participate in a Symposium on Parental Involvement on July 30-31. This symposium will bring together administration officials, philanthropic partners, and field experts to discuss family engagement as a major contributor to children’s school readiness and success.
Gereffi Awarded an Honorary Professorship by UIBE in China
The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Tsinghua University in China will establish a GVC Institute later in the fall. Recognizing that Gary has been at the forefront of creating the GVC framework, UIB awarded him an Honorary Professorship.
Linda Burton has received the Distinguished Career Award given by the ASA Family Section. This award recognizes the collective body of a person’s work as it relates to the sociology of the family.
Moody Receives McDonnell Foundation’s Complexity Systems Award
Jim Moody received the James S. McDonnell Foundation’s Complexity Systems Award for developing the theory and tools used in the study of questions related to the study of complex systems.
A new compilation of the world’s most-cited scientists just released by Thomson Reuters shows that James Moody is in the top one percent of all social scientists.
The ASA Methodology section has just announce Scott Lynch as the 2014 Leo Goodman Award winner which recognizes contributions to sociological methodology or innovative uses of sociological methodology made by a scholar who is no more than 15 years past the doctorate.
Eagle Wins Vorsanger-Smith Award
David Eagle is the 2013-14 winner of the Vorsanger-Smith award which is presented annually to recognize overall excellence in the graduate program.
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.
This new edition has added a chapter on what he calls "the new racism," which provides the essential foundation to explore issues of race and ethnicity. Bonilla-Silva updates his assessment of race in America after President Barack Obama’s re-election.