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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 »


Reece Published in "Sociology of Race and Ethnicity"

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Robert Reece's article, "How the Legacy of Slavery and Racial Composition Shape Public School Enrollment in the American South" was recently accepted for publication by "Sociology of Race and Ethnicity" and is now available online. This research explores how the legacy of slavery shapes county... read more »


Baker Awarded Ph.D.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

On July 14th, 2015, Regina Baker successfully defended her dissertation: "Poverty and Place in the Context of the American South." Her Committee consisted of: Linda Burton, Co-Chair, David Brady, Co-Chair, Kenneth C. Land, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva read more »


Schleifer Awarded Ph.D.

Friday, June 5, 2015

On June 4th, Cyrus Schleifer successfully defended his dissertation: "Family Formation, Educational Attainment, and Religion: Longitudinal Approaches to Religious Change" His committee consisted of: Mark Chaves, Chair, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Edward Tiryakian, and Steve Vaisey. read more »


Reece's article accepted by "The Review of Black Political Economy"

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Robert Reece's article, "What are You Mixed with: the Effect of Multiracial Identification on Perceived Attractiveness" was recently accepted for publication by "The Review of Black Political Economy" and is now available online. This research explores how multiracial identification shapes... read more »


Ashe Keynote speaker at Bard High School Early College

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Austin Ashe was invited to be the Keynote Speaker at Bard High School Early College's Student Symposium on June 5th. His keynote is entitled "Criminal Injustice: Beyond Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality."   read more »


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