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    Matt Dupre and Linda George recently published a paper on “Heart Attack Risks and Divorce” in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.  The paper has received international media attention, including NBC, TIME magazine, CBS, Fox News, NY Times, and the BBC.  

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    Jessi Streib's book, The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages, was featured as book of the week by Times Higher Education. To see the story, click on this link.

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    The SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION defeats the LEGAL IMAGINATION! In a nail biting game, the Duke Sociology team won in overtime the intramural championship game over the Duke Law team. Some notable members of our team are Josh Fink, Robert Reece, John Bumpus, and Carlos Tavares.

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    Amie Bostic, one of our graduate students, and David Brady (formerly at Duke now at the WZB in Germany), have an article in the current  issue of ASR titled, “Paradoxes of Social Policy: Welfare Transfers, Relative Poverty, and Redistribution Preferences .”

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    Bonilla-Silva’s work mentioned, Racism without Racists, in TV show “The Good Wife.”

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    Bai Gao is cited in a Christian Science Monitor article about China's state-of-the-art bullet trains.  He points out how eager the Chinese firms are to start selling abroad.  He even suggests that China might be ready to spend money on advertising.

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Strategies for Promoting Women’s Success in the Social Sciences

This is the third panel of a three-part lunch series on Strategies for Promoting Women’s Success in the Social Sciences, featuring discussion with  a faculty panel and an open, honest Q&A with grad students. Panel members include: 

·  Prof Rebecca L. Bach, Associate Professor of the Practice of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies

·  Prof Linda K. George, Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry and Associate Director for the Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development

·  Prof Mary G. Hovsepian, Visiting Associate Professor

·  Prof Naomi Quinn, Professor Emerita of Cultural Anthropology

·  Prof Laura Smart Richman, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

·  Prof Jessi Streib, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Monday April 27, 1:00 - 2:30 pm in Gross Hall (SSRI) 230E

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Childers awarded the Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship

Trenita Childers was awarded the Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship. This competitive fellowship is awarded by The Graduate School at Duke University. Trenita was selected from nominations…
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Buckelew Awarded Ph.D.

On April 6, 2015, Rose Buckelew successfully defended her dissertation: "Betting on Black and White: Race and the Making of Problem Gambling." Her committee consisted of:…
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Fulton Awarded Ph.D.

On April 3, 2015, Brad Fulton successfully defended his dissertation: "Bridging and Bonding: How Diverse Networks Influence Organizational Outcomes" His committee consisted of: Mark Chaves (chair),…
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Fu Named An "Outstanding Students Abroad"

Qiang Fu has been selected for the "Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad."  This award is given annually to Chinese students that show exemplary…
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Eagle Awarded Ph.D.

On March 25th, 2015, David Eagle successfully defended his dissertation: "Supersized Christianity: The Origins and Consequences of Protestant Megachurches in America." His committee consisted of: Mark…
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Medwinter Awarded Ph.D.

On March 18 2015, Sancha D. Medwinter successfully defended her dissertation: “Race, Class, Poverty, and Social Capital Inequality in Urban Disasters” Her committee consisted of: Gary…

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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