News

Bostic Accepts Position at UT Rio Grande Valley

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Amie Bostic has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in the department of sociology this fall.  She is very excited to be working in such an area with a great fit for her research, and is also looking forward to be working... read more »


Reece has feature essay in "Teaching Tolerance"

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Robert Reece has co-authored featured essay in the spring issue Southern Poverty Law Center's magazine Teaching Tolerance . The essay is based on his dissertation research and explores the connection between slavery and contemporary school segregation in the American South.  read more »


Valentino study cited in blog

Friday, February 5, 2016

A study looking at girls' success in STEM, coauthored by Lauren Valentino and published in Social Problems, was featured on the blog The Society Pages.  read more »


Seamster quoted in The New Yorker

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Louise Seamster's op-ed in The Root coauthored with Jessica Welburn, "How a Racist System Has Poisoned the Water in Flint, Mich." was cited in The New Yorker. Louise looks at how Flint's current water crisis was partly caused by the state assigning a Emergency Financial... read more »


Reece Awarded Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Robert Reece has won the Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award  for 2016.  The award gives recognition to minority graduate students for outstanding scholarly promise. read more »


Fink Earns Master’s in Statistical Science

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Joshua Fink is graduating with an MS from the Statistical Science department in December 2015 after successfully defending his work “Applying Bayesian Computational Methods and Stochastic Modeling to Crime and Arrest Data.” read more »


Reece Wins Award from Mid-South Sociological Association

Monday, October 26, 2015

Robert L. Reece was awarded first place in the Mid-South Sociological Association's 2015 graduate student paper competition for his paper "Legacies of Slavery: Racial Transition Points and Racial Wealth Inequality." The paper analyzes how the legacy of slavery shapes racial disparities in... read more »


Childers Published in Several Newspapers

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Trenita Childers' piece "The question of birth citizenship" has been published as an Op-Ed piece in the July 15th edition of the Raleigh News & Observer.  Trenita looks at unfortunate immigration reforms and changes in birthright citizenship status in the Dominican Republic, and... read more »


New Sociology Minor highlighted in the most recent Duke Chronicle

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The most recent Duke Chronicle has highlighted the Department of Sociology newest Minor in Medical Sociology.  This Minor is for students who are interested in medicine, health care, and inequalities in access to medical care. Requirements: One of the following core courses (... read more »


Fulton Wins APSA Dissertation Award

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Urban Politics section of the American Political Science Association awarded Brad Fulton the Byran Jackson Dissertation Award for his research on minority politics in urban settings.  read more »


Pages