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Healy on Assault Deaths in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kieran Healy's data visualizations of death rates from assault in the United States and other countries were featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show this week, as commentators discussed the tragic shootings in Aurora, CO. You can see the data and... read more »


Destro Awarded Ph.D.

Monday, July 16, 2012

 On July 16, 2012, Lane Destro successfully defended her dissertation: “Up the Down Escalator? How Nonmetropolitan Low-Income Families Experience Work, Poverty and Immobility” Her Committee consisted of: David Brady (Co-Chair), Linda Burton(Co-Chair), Angela O'Rand,... read more »


Bonilla-Silva, New Sociology Chair

Friday, June 29, 2012

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will start his tenure as Chair of the Duke Sociology Department on July 1st 2012. Dr. Bonilla-Silva’s research areas include racial stratification, social theory, critical race methods, political sociology, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Epistemology. read more »


Bach visits Badlands for DukeEngage

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rebecca Bach received a site exploration grant from Duke Engage to travel to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  Bach will visit the Oglala Lakota reservation in July to explore the potential for a Duke Engage program to begin summer 2013.  Duke Engage programs typically operate... read more »


Ray, Reynolds win Vorsanger-Smith Award

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The 2012 winners of the Vorsanger-Smith Scholar Award are Victor Ray and Megan Reynolds.“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 »


Rogers Wins Grad Teaching Award

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kimberly B. Rogers is this year's recipient of the Graduate Teaching Award. This award is presented each year to a Sociology graduate student selected for excellence in teaching as an individual instructor or teaching assistant. read more »


Hordge-Freeman accepts position at The University of South Florida

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman has agreed to join the faculty at the University of South Florida (USF) as a tenure track Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the Institute for the Study of Latin America & the Caribbean. read more »


Ray Wins ASA Fellowship

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Victor Ray has been selected as a 2012-2013 ASA Minority Fellow. This prestigious fellowship is aimed at increasing the diversity of the discipline. In addition to a year of funding, the fellowship provides training and networking opportunities at the Association’s annual meeting.  read more »


Vaisey Tenured

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Steve Vaisey has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Sociology at Duke University. read more »


Bach wins Southern Sociological Society's Teaching Award

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rebecca Bach has won the Southern Sociological Society's Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. This award, not only recognizes outstanding classroom teaching, but is intended to honor individuals whose contributions go beyond their institutions to benefit the discipline as a whole. This... read more »


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