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Duke Professor Brought in as Expert in International Trade Disputes Involving China and Mexico

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dr. Gary Gereffi has a new book on Global Value Chains and Development: Redefining the Contours of 21st Century Capitalism, published by Cambridge University Press. It highlights the emergence of the global value chains (GVC) framework as a key paradigm for both researchers on globalization... read more »

Weed Successfully Defends PhD.

Friday, November 16, 2018

On Friday, November 16, 2018, Emi-Lou Weed successfully defended her dissertation entitled: “Emotion and Identity in the Transition to Parenthood”.  Her committee consisted of Lynn Smith-Lovin (Co-Chair), Linda Burton (Co-Chair), Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, and Linda George. read more »

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Duke Sociology Undergraduate Recognized by N.C. Sli as a member of the 2018 class of Latinx 20 under 20

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Axel Herrera Ramos, a Duke Sociology Undergraduate student has been recognized by N.C. Sli  as a member of the 2018 class of Latinx 20 under 20. The award recognizes North Carolina young scholars who are dedicated community advocates and inspiring leaders.  read more »

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Tyson Brown quoted in US News & World Report

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dr. Tyson Brown quoted in U.S. News & World Report on Race and Population Health.  "Health disparities reflect the culmination of advantages for some and disadvantages for others," says Tyson Brown, a sociologist and director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research... read more »

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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 »