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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

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 »


Tiantian Yang named Kauffman Foundation Junior Fellow

Tiantian Yang named Kauffman Foundation Junior Fellow

Friday, August 11, 2017

At the Academy of Management Meeting in Atlanta, Professor Yang was recognized as a 2017 Kauffman Foundation Junior Fellow. She is one of seven recipients nationwide who are receiving awards for their cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research on entrepreneurship. See http://www.... read more »


Mueller Successfully Defends Ph.D.

Mueller Successfully Defends Ph.D.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

On July 10, 2017 Collin W. Mueller successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation titled: “Unequally Uninsured: Safety-Net Healthcare Delivery and the Reproduction of Inequality”. His Committee consisted of Linda Burton, Co-Chair, Linda K. George, Co-Chair, Jessi Streib, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. read more »


Professorship named for Linda George and John Wilson

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In a testament to their lasting impact on graduate education, Linda George and John Wilson are being honored with a chaired professorship, created in their names at the University of Texas - Austin. The Linda K. George and John Wilson Professorship will support a faculty member in the areas of... read more »


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

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

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

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 »


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