Dr. Jen'nan Read

Department Chair, Jen'nan Read subject of newspaper article.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Professor and Chair of Sociology, Jen’nan Read, shares how her experiences as a first-generation, low-income college student shapes her interactions with undergraduate students at Duke. Article is here. read more »

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Chris Bail Discusses How to Bridge Partisan Divides on Social Media in this new Piece for CNN.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Chris Bail and his team in the Polarization Lab at Duke conducted research into the political divide in social media.  His Op Ed is here. read more »

Dr. Matthew Dupre

Matthew Dupre and Scott Lynch awarded NIH grant

Friday, August 23, 2019

Matt Dupre (PI) and Scott Lynch (Co-I) were recently awarded an NIH/R21 ($442,750) to study the social determinants of access to care and 30-day readmission in older adults with heart failure. Funded by the National Institute on Aging, the research builds on their work examining how barriers to... read more »

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Ken Land and Co-Authors Receive 2019 Eric Siegel Book Review Award

Monday, July 1, 2019

Dr. Ken Land, the John Franklin Crowell Professor Emeritus of Sociology and his co-authors, Anatoliy I. Yashin, and Eric Stallard, received the 2019 Eric Siegel Book Review Award.  Here is the link to the article from the Duke Population Research Institute about the award.  https://dupri.... read more »

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Valentino Defends PhD. and Accepts PostDoc at Kenan Institute for Ethics

Thursday, June 13, 2019

On Thursday June 13, 2019, Lauren Valentino successfully defended her dissertation entitled “What is a ‘Good’ Job? Cultural Logics of Occupational Prestige.”  Her dissertation committee consisted of; Steve Vaisey(Chair), Chris Bail, Kieran Healy, and Jessi Streib. She has accepted a... read more »

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Merhout Accepts Position at the University of Copenhagen

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Friedolin Merhout has accepted a position at the University of Copenhagen.  Starting August 1, 2019, he will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. read more »

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Merhout Defends PhD.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

On Thursday May 30, 2019, Friedolin Merhout successfully defended his dissertation titled: “Consequences and Corrections of Misperceptions in Intergroup Relations”.  His committee consisted of: Christopher Bail (Chair), Stephen Vaisey, Kieran Healy, Martin Ruef, and Lynn Smith-Lovin. read more »

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Copeland named Vorsanger-Smith Scholar

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Molly Copeland has been named the 2018-2019 Vorsanger-Smith Scholar.  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 »

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Duke Remembers Jack Preiss, Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Jack Preiss, professor emeritus of sociology, passed away in April at the age of 99. Jack came to Duke with a joint appointment in Sociology and Psychiatry (Medical Sociology).  His appointment in the Medical School was more than an administrative convenience (e.g., he served on a... read more »

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Brauer Accepts Postdoc Position at the IASC at the University of Virginia

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Starting in August 2019, Simon Brauer will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. This is through the Moral Ecology Fellowship, through which he will be analyzing the National Survey of Moral Formation, a survey of more than 3,000... read more »