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    Chris Bail gave the keynote address to the Interfaith Banquet at the Democratic National Convention last month as well as a keynote address to the Islamic Society of North America’s Annual conference this past weekend.

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    Mark Chaves on how church business boomed briefly after 9/11 in DukeTODAY.

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    At ASA, Ed Tiryakian was presented a volume of essays, in honor of him, entitled "The Art and Science of Sociology".  The festschrift  has contributions from 12 world class scholars and was presented by co-editor Roland Robertson.

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    Linda George Named to Inaugural Class of Few-Glasson Society. The society recognizes graduates of the school who have distinguished themselves through their career accomplishments, the potential of their current endeavors, or their support for graduate students and graduate education at Duke.

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    Univision Deportes article "What it means to compete in a hijab" cites Jen'nan Read who comments that Olympic athletes wearing the hijab helps quash misconceptions about Muslim women.

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    Eduardo Bonilla-Silva has been elected the 109th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA).  Eduardo will chair the 2018 Program Committee that will shape the ASA Annual Meeting program. He will also be a member of the ASA Council, which governs the association and its policies, and its chair in 2017-2018.

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    Biodemography of Aging

    Kenneth Land, explores the research into how age-related changes at the individual level, along with other factors, contribute to morbidity, disability and mortality risks at the broader population level.

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Jensen Speaker Series

Michel Anteby , Boston University

"The Self-Fulfilling Cycle of Coercive Surveillance"

Friday, Oct 28, in 329 Soc/Psych @1:15pm

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Childers Published in "The Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2016"

Trenita Childers' co-authored chapter with San Juanita Garcia (UNC-Chapel Hill), "The Racial Implications of Immigration Policy" was published in the The Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2016. …
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Reese Study Featured in "Duke Research"

Robert Reece's peer-reviewed study finds that the simple perception of exoticism sways people to see multiracial blacks as better-looking.  Reese also notes "Being exotic is a compelling…
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Mueller Wins Research Award

Collin Mueller's research on the experiences of uninsured patients with faith-based organizations in the healthcare safety net has been selected to receive a Scientific Study of…
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Bloom Wins Baugh Fellowship

Nick Bloom is the recipient of the Graduate School's 2016-2017 Phillip Jackson Baugh Fellowship for his research entitled: "Social and Organizational Influence on Patient Decision-Making." This…
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Hunzaker Wins Vorsanger-Smith Award

Mary Beth Hunzaker is the 2015-2016 recipient of the department's Vorsanger-Smith award. The Vorsanger-Smith Scholar Award is presented annually to recognize overall excellence in the graduate…

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty 

Editors Linda Burton and Dave Brady build a common scholarly ground in the study of poverty by bringing together an international, inter-disciplinary group of scholars to provide their perspectives on the issue.

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A Gedenkschrift to Randy Hodson: Working with Dignity

Lisa Keister explores the important role that dignity plays in the workplace. Dignity and self-respect are key to both worker well-being and organizational effectiveness, yet few workplaces take dignity seriously. This volume shows how dignity matters more today than ever.

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Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Christopher Bail demonstrates how the beliefs of fanatics like Jones are inspired by a rapidly expanding network of anti-Muslim organizations that exert profound influence on American understanding of Islam.


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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