Fisher Wins Vorsanger-Smith award

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jake Fisher is this year's recipient of the department's Vorsanger-Smith award. 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 coursework, examinations,... read more »

Lee Awarded Ph.D.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

On May 7th, 2015, Hang Young Lee successfully defended his dissertation: "Network Disadvantages of Immigrants: Social Capital as a Source of Immigrant Disadvantages in the Labor Market". His committe consisted of: Lisa A. Keister, Co-Chair, Nan Lin, Co-Chair, James W. Moody, Martin Ruef... read more »

Ford Accepted to the SSPF Summer Institute on Inequality at Penn

Thursday, May 7, 2015

LesLeigh Ford was awarded a Predissertation Fellowship to attend the Penn SSPF Summer Institute on Inequality. The Penn Social Science and Policy Forum (SSPF) is the university hub for scholarly research on key social, economic, legal, and policy problems confronting the United States and... read more »

Zhang, Soc major, was admitted in all top departments to pursue a PhD in Sociology

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Yueran Zhang, one of our majors, was admitted in all top departments and decided to go to Harvard to pursue a PhD in Sociology. Congratulations Yueran!   He plans to study fiscal sociology and comparative- historical sociology.  Yueran broke a record in our department history for... read more »

Fulton receives Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

Friday, May 1, 2015

Brad Fulton received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. This award program recognizes one member of the faculty, staff, or graduate student body of Duke University and Health System for their outstanding commitment to service. read more »

Schleifer Accepts Position at University of Oklahoma

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cyrus Schleifer has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma. read more »

Reece Awarded Ottis Green Fellowship

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Robert Reece has been awarded the Ottis Green Fellowship for PhD Students in Humanities or Social Sciences.  The Graduate School offers two to three competitive fellowships for students in the humanities or social sciences. This one-year fellowship provides an annual stipend, as well as... read more »

Childers awarded the Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Trenita Childers was awarded the Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship. This competitive fellowship is awarded by The Graduate School at Duke University. Trenita was selected from nominations submitted by Duke programs offering the Ph.D. degree. The Stern Fellowship provides an annual... read more »

Buckelew Awarded Ph.D.

Monday, April 6, 2015

On April 6, 2015, Rose Buckelew successfully defended her dissertation: "Betting on Black and White: Race and the Making of Problem Gambling." Her committee consisted of: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Chair, Linda Burton, Linda K. George, and Carol Stack. read more »

Fu Named An "Outstanding Students Abroad"

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Qiang Fu has been selected for the "Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad."  This award is given annually to Chinese students that show exemplary academic achievement, while not requiring financial assistance from the Chinese government.   read more »