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.
Tiantian Yang is the newest addition to Duke Sociology. She is an economic sociologist studying entrepreneurship and inequality. Her work examines the structural antecedents of entrepreneurship, and the consequences of entrepreneurship for social stratification.
Jen’nan Read is the lead author in a forthcoming article in the Qatar Medical Journal that examines migrant women’s decisions to use the Emergency Department for non-urgent health conditions over other available healthcare facilities....more
Kieran Healy and James Moody's article "Data Visualization in Sociology" as well as Lisa A. Keister's article "The One Percent" have been published in the latest Annual Review of Sociology....the highest impact publication in Sociology.
Bonilla-Silva selected as Fulbright Specialist in Sociology at Del Valle University, Colombia. From 8/18-8/31, he will teach a seminar on structural racism, keynote in the conference, “De la Invisibilidad a la Transformación Social: Afrodescendientes en Pasado, Presente, y Futuro", and meet with leaders of the Afrodescendiente community.
Angel Harris was invited to the White House to participate in a Symposium on Parental Involvement on July 30-31. This symposium brought 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 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.
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.
Kieran Healy and James Moody's article reviews the history and current state of visualization in sociology, and discusses recent developments in ways of seeing raw data and presenting the results of statistical modeling.
Lisa Keister's article surveys current research on the one percent in the United States. Distinguishing income from wealth and showing that both are very concentrated but that the concentration of wealth, particularly financial wealth, is extremely high.
Martin Ruef's (Seok-Woo Kwon, Colleen Heflin) article examines social capital’s public good aspects, arguing that the benefits of social trust and organization memberships accrue not just to the individual but to the community at large.