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Olivia Simpson co-authors Op-Ed on Bus System in Herald-Sun

Friday, June 23, 2017

Olivia Simpson, an undergraduate majoring in sociology, has co-authored an opinion article on the need for better bus stops in Durham. The article is one output that resulted from Olivia's participation in the Citizenship Lab at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. read more »


Jaemin Lee wins Outstanding Dissertation in Progress Award

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jaemin Lee receives the 2017 "Outstanding Dissertation in Progress Award" from the Mathematical Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. This award is annually presented to a student whose dissertation employs mathematics in an interesting, imaginative or ingenious way to... read more »


Linda Burton to lead Duke Center for Child and Family Policy

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Linda Burton, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and dean of social sciences, will become director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy effective July 1, announced Sanford School of Public Policy Dean Kelly Brownell. She will also hold a... read more »


James Moody Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Achim Edelmann, James Moody and Ryan Light authored "When Scientists Take a Stand on Contentious Issues: Disparate Foundations of Scientists' Policy Positions on Contentious Biomedical Research" (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). ... read more »


Jake Fisher Accepts Position with University of Michigan

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jake Fisher accepted a position as a Research Investigator in the Survey Research Center, a center within the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. read more »


Bartlett Awarded Vorsanger-Smith Scholar Award

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bryce J. Bartlett has been named the 2016-2017 Vorsanger-Smith Scholar.  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 coursework, examinations... read more »


Patricia Homan's recent study is gaining National Attention

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Patricia Homan’s recent study, "Political gender inequality and infant mortality in the United States, 1990-2012", was published in Social Science and Medicine and was featured in The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and The Pacific Standard. read more »


Dr. Gary Gereffi on "Trump's protectionism and NAFTA -- a losing proposition"

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dr. Gary Geriffi authored an article on why President Trump did not pull out of NAFTA and the effect on the economy.  Read more: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2017/04/28/understanding-trade-relations-in-a-value-chain-linked-world/ read more »


Dr. Christopher Bail Awarded Carnegie Fellowship

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dr. Christopher Bail, Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy was named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  See http://sanford.duke.edu/articles/napoli-bail-awarded-carnegie-fellowships... read more »


Sociology Major, Judge Mike Morgan, Featured in The Chronicle

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

North Carolina Supreme Court Judge Mike Morgan — the first African American elected to the State Supreme Court without first being appointed by the governor — discussed in a Duke Chronicle article how Duke University impacted his career. Morgan is a 1976 Duke history and sociology major.  You... read more »


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