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Department Welcomes Dr. Craig Rawlings to Duke

Monday, August 20, 2018

Craig M. Rawlings is interested in how meanings, ideas, beliefs, and feelings take shape and spread in groups. In modeling such processes, his research combines techniques from social network analysis with theories from social psychology, especially theories of interaction. He has applied these... read more »


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Chandler McMillan earns Bridge Year award

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Congratulations to Sociology major, Chandler McMillan, for her selection as Doctor Assistant in the Kuchnir Dermatology Bridge Year Program.  Chandler was selected as one of the top 18 best future doctors to join this prestigious training program in Boston before she begins medical school in... read more »


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Chris Bail part of Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

Friday, June 22, 2018

Duke University is hosting the second annual Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) workshop from June 17 – 30, 2018.  With generous funding from the Russell Sage Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and support from the Information Initiative, the institute... read more »


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Ford accepts position at The Urban Institue

Thursday, June 21, 2018

LesLeigh Ford has accepted a position as a Policy Associate at the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy at The Urban Institute in Washington DC. read more »


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Gereffi Gives Keynote on Protectionism

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

In May, Gary Gereffi delivered a keynote address on "protectionism and global value chains" at the meeting of the Academy of International Business. The meeting was held at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. For the full article click here. read more »


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Bail and Merhout's Study of Radicalization Covered by National Media

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Chris Bail, Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, and Friedolin Merhout, PhD candidate in Sociology, published a study using Google search data to examine the link between discrimination and radicalization. The paper “Using Internet search data to examine... read more »


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Jaemin Lee Accepts Position at Northeastern's Network Science

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Jaemin Lee has accepted a postdoctoral fellow position in computational social science at Northeastern University's Network Science Institute and D'Amore-McKim School of Business, starting from September, 2018. He will join the Collaborative Social Systems lab and work on innovative... read more »


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Lee Succesfully Defends PhD.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

On Tuesday May 29, 2018, Jaemin Lee successfully defended his dissertation titled:“Structural Constraints in Intergroup Relations: A Contextual Approach to Polarization and Conflict in Social Networks”.  His committee consisted of James Moody(Chair), Lynn Smith-Lovin, Christopher Bail, and... read more »


Christopher Bail awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

Christopher Bail awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Chris Bail has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He will spend six months conducting a study designed to disrupt social media "echo chambers". Bail is the Douglas and Ellen Lowey Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Duke.... read more »


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Patricia Homan and Lauren Valentino Receive Vorsanger-Smith Award

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Patricia Homan and Lauren Valentino have been named the 2017-2018 Vorsanger-Smith Scholar(s).  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 »


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