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    Read top 5% in Student Evaluations

    During the 2015 fall semester, in the categories of Quality of Course and/or Intellectual Stimulation, Jen'nan Read's course evaluations were among the top 5% of all undergraduate instructors at Duke.

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    Chris Bail explains how anti-Muslim organizations became mainstream Duke News

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    Lisa Keister and former Duke Ph.D. student, Yanlong Zhang, have just finished their book, "Organizations and Management in China."  The book is currently in production with Routledge Press. 

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    Eduardo Bonilla-Silva has been selected for the 2016Solomon Carter Award given by the American Psychiatric Assn.  “This award honors a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefited the quality of life for Black People.” He will deliver a lecture on his work at the 2016 APA Meetings in Atlanta, GA, in May.

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    A new report from the National Congregations Study, directed by Mark Chaves, examines many features of congregational life in the United States.  DukeToday features some of the highlights of this report.

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    Chris Bail's comments on the harm of Anti-Muslim movements has been picked up in the Washington Post, the New RepublicaNational Public Radio (WBUR), and Slate.

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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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Jensen Speaker Series

Bruce Kogut, Columbia University

"Political Language in Economics"

1:15 PM, Friday, Feb 12th, 329 Soc/Psych (McKinney)



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Reece has feature essay in "Teaching Tolerance"

Robert Reece has co-authored featured essay in the spring issue Southern Poverty Law Center's magazine Teaching Tolerance . The essay is based on his dissertation research…
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Valentino study cited in blog

A study looking at girls' success in STEM, coauthored by Lauren Valentino and published in Social Problems, was featured on the blog The Society Pages…
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Seamster quoted in The New Yorker

Louise Seamster's op-ed in The Root coauthored with Jessica Welburn, "How a Racist System Has Poisoned the Water in Flint, Mich." was cited in …
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Reece Awarded Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award

Robert Reece has won the Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award  for 2016.  The award gives recognition to minority graduate students for outstanding scholarly promise.…
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Fink Earns Master’s in Statistical Science

Joshua Fink is graduating with an MS from the Statistical Science department in December 2015 after successfully defending his work “Applying Bayesian Computational Methods and Stochastic…
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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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