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Angel Harris will be a keynote speaker at the National Association for Gifted Children in Charlotte, NC

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Keynotes Thursday November 9, 2017—Create Change General Session 3:00 PM Angel Harris, Ph.D., Duke University Research shows that children from minority groups and living in poverty are 250% less likely to be identified for gifted programs, even when they are performing at the same... read more »


Duke Was Well-Represented at a Major International Conference in Beijing September 15-17 2017 on Changes in the Networked Society

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

From left to right are: Cheng Shiqiang, Lecturer in the Department of Sociology in Central University of Finance and Economics, pre-doctoral fellow at Duke in 2014-15; Lynn Smith-Lovin and Nan Lin, faculty at Duke; Xueguang Zhou, faculty at Duke from 1994-2006, now Chair of Sociology at Stanford... read more »


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Duke dominates Mathematical Sociology Section at ASA in Montreal

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

This year, Duke faculty and students dominated the awards and offices of the ASA Section on Mathematical Sociology.  From left to right: Kimberly Rogers (Duke PhD, now at Dartmouth College) won the award for best contribution for her ASR article (with Tobias Schroder and Jesse Hoey); Jaemin... read more »


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Introducing Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, 2018 ASA President

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

"Eduardo Bonilla-Silva represents the best of sociology. As the 2018 American Sociological Association President, we can be sure he will represent the discipline with both integrity and brutal honesty, paving the path for a more inclusive ASA."  For more information please see the full article... read more »


Mark Chaves awarded "Distinguished Article" award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

Monday, October 16, 2017

An article by Duke sociology professor Mark Chaves and David Voas, of University College London,  won the 2017 Distinguished Article Award given by the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. The article, "Is the United States a Counterexample to the Secularization Thesis?", appeared in... read more »


Lynn Smith-Lovin receveing ASA Distinguished Career Award

Lynn Smith-Lovin, the Robert L. Wilson Professor of Sociology at Duke University is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Career Award for the ASA section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

From the award committee: “Lynn Smith-Lovin, the Robert L. Wilson Professor of Sociology at Duke University is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Career Award for the ASA section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity. Two principle lines of empirical and theoretical work by Professor... read more »


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Duke Sociology PhD student Jessica West has been published in a recent issue of Social Science & Medicine.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A study by Duke Sociology PhD student Jessica West has been published in a recent issue of Social Science & Medicine. The study, “Hearing Impairment, Social Support, and Depressive Symptoms among U.S. Adults: A Test of the Stress Process Paradigm,” finds that hearing impairment is a chronic... read more »


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Position in Social Network Modeling

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Department of Sociology at Duke University located in Durham, NC invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with expertise in social network modeling and research. Appointment begins July 1, 2018. We seek scholars who have an outstanding research program,... read more »


Simon Brauer Published an article in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion entitled:"How Many Congregations Are There? Updating a Survey-Based Estimate"

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Estimating the number of congregations in the US (and, by extension, estimating change over time) is surprisingly difficult. Using a method first used by Kirk Hadaway and Penny Long Marler in 2005, Simon used Mark Chaves’ National Congregations Study (NCS) data and precise congregation counts from... read more »


Martin Ruef wins Jane Addams Award

Monday, August 14, 2017

Professor Ruef won the Jane Addams Article Award from the American Sociology Association's Community and Urban Sociology Section for his article, "The Historical Demography of Racial Segregation,” published with Angelina Grigoryeva in the American Sociological Review.   The Jane Addams... read more »


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