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Bail and Merhout's Study of Radicalization Covered by National Media

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Chris Bail, Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, and Friedolin Merhout, PhD candidate in Sociology, published a study using Google search data to examine the link between discrimination and radicalization. The paper “Using Internet search data to examine... read more »


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Jaemin Lee Accepts Position at Northeastern's Network Science

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Jaemin Lee has accepted a postdoctoral fellow position in computational social science at Northeastern University's Network Science Institute and D'Amore-McKim School of Business, starting from September, 2018. He will join the Collaborative Social Systems lab and work on innovative... read more »


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Lee Succesfully Defends PhD.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

On Tuesday May 29, 2018, Jaemin Lee successfully defended his dissertation titled:“Structural Constraints in Intergroup Relations: A Contextual Approach to Polarization and Conflict in Social Networks”.  His committee consisted of James Moody(Chair), Lynn Smith-Lovin, Christopher Bail, and... read more »


Christopher Bail awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

Christopher Bail awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Chris Bail has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He will spend six months conducting a study designed to disrupt social media "echo chambers". Bail is the Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Duke.... read more »


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Patricia Homan and Lauren Valentino Receive Vorsanger-Smith Award

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Patricia Homan and Lauren Valentino have been named the 2017-2018 Vorsanger-Smith Scholar(s).  The Vorsanger-Smith Scholar Award is presented annually to recognize overall excellence in the graduate program. Excellence is assessed for all areas of performance in the programs, including... read more »


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Ford Successfully Defends PhD.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

On Monday, May 21, 2018, LesLeigh Ford defended her dissertation entitled: “That’s The Way Love Goes: An Examination of the Romantic Experiences of Black Middle Class Women” Her committee included Linda Burton(Chair), Tyson Brown, Jessi Streib, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. read more »


Tong wins PAA Poster Award

Tong wins PAA Poster Award

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Guangyu Tong won a poster award at the Population Association of America at their annual meeting April 23-28, 2018.  His poster entitled "Social Context Interacting With Birth Weight Gene Influences Life Course Outcomes"  was presented on Thursday April 26, 2018.  The entire list of... read more »


Arriaga Accepts Position at Appalachian State

Arriaga Accepts Position at Appalachian State

Friday, April 27, 2018

Felicia Arriaga accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor, in the Sociology Department at Appalachian State University.  She will be teaching courses in the Criminology concentration.   read more »


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The ICSA “Graduate Student Paper Award” Renamed as “Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award”

Friday, April 20, 2018

“The rationale for this change is to recognize Prof. Nan Lin's pioneer and significant contributions to our association (NACSA) and the research on Chinese societies. Nan Lin is Oscar L. Tang Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Duke University. As a world-wide known and respected sociologist, he has... read more »


Chandler McMillan selected as Doctor Assistant in the Kuchnir Dermatology Bridge Year Program

Chandler McMillan selected as Doctor Assistant in the Kuchnir Dermatology Bridge Year Program

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Congratulations to sociology major, Chandler McMillan, for her selection as Doctor Assistant in the Kuchnir Dermatology Bridge Year Program. Chandler was selected as one of the top 18 best future doctors to join this prestigious training program in Boston before she begins medical school in 2019. read more »


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