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On April 2nd 2013, Ryan Finnigan successfully defended his dissertation: “New Urban Structural Change and Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Wages, Homeownership, and Health” His committee consisted of: David Brady, Chair, Kenneth C. Land, Linda K. George, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, and Lisa Keister read more about Finnigan Awarded Ph.D. »

On April 2nd 2013, Leslie Roth successfully defended her dissertation:: "`Crack Babies' and `Illegals': Neo-liberalism, and Moral Boundary Maintenance of Race and Class" Her committee consisted of: Suzanne Shanahan (chair), Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Linda Burton, Linda K. George, and Edward Tiryakian. read more about Roth Awarded Ph.D. »

Regina Baker has been awarded awarded the 2013-2014 American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship. The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) supports the development and training of sociologists of color to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in research that is relevant to today's global society. read more about Baker awarded the 2013-2014 American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship »

A research project Michelle Christian and a few of Gary Gereffi's researchers at CGGC did for the World Bank has just published, Global Value Chains Economic Upgrading, and Gender.  Each researcher authored a separate chapter. Michelle's chapter "Global Value Chains, Economic Upgrading and Gender in the Tourism Industry" is about gender constraints to tourism development in Kenya. read more about Christian published in World Bank study, Global Value Chains, Economic Upgrading, and Gender »

Interview with WCBS radio 880 up in New York City Studying Hurricane Sandy in DukeToday Sancha Medwinter, a Duke doctoral student is using post-Hurricane Sandy New York City as a laboratory for her sociology research. She has found that even with all manner of help available, many people don't seek help even from those they know or don'€™t find help directly from agencies -- even if it's right in front of them.Sancha hopes to eventually produce a documentary and other research that could help emergency… read more about Medwinter Interviewed on WCBS Radio »

E. Paige Borelli, a 3rd year sociology Ph.D. student received the 2013 Himes Graduate Student Paper award from the North Carolina Sociological Association. Borelli received the award for her second year paper "The Limits of Solidarity: Bounded Solidarity and Immigrant Wealth in the U.S.", which uses the New Immigrant Survey to examine how group processes affect immigrant asset ownership and wealth attainment. Paper Abstract: Immigration scholars often use bounded solidarity, a source of social capital that emerges… read more about Sociology Graduate Student Receives NCSA Award »

2nd-year Sociology graduate student Laura Weimer was promoted to the rank of Major on 18 January, 2013 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.  Laura is an active duty Army officer earning her masters degree in Sociology prior to serving as an assistant professor of Leadership and Sociology at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York this coming summer. read more about Weimer promoted to Major »

Michelle Christian and Gary Gereffi helped to organize the Capturing the Gains Global Summit and moderated conference panels.   'Capturing the Gains in Value Chains' global summit took place on 3-5 December 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Summit aimed to define goals, agree on an action plan and encourage strategic partnerships in economic and social upgrading in value chains. Sessions were accessible through webcasting on the Capturing the Gains website.  For more information, click here read more about Gereffi and Christian help organize for the Capturing the Gains Global Summit »

Freshman Ezgi Ustundag receives Dannenberg grant to work with Professor Jen'nan Read Ezgi Ustundag was successfully awarded a Dannenberg grant to work with Dr. Jen'nan Read on a project entitled, "The Influence of Islamic Centers on Muslim-American Identity Formation."  Ustendag was enrolled in Dr. Read's fall Focus course on "Muslims in the West."  The course provided an in-depth assessment of Muslim communities in the west, not just in terms of their diversity, but also in terms of how they compare to other… read more about Read to mentor Dannenberg grant winner »

Jason Schnittker, UPenn, will be the DuPRI speaker. His talk, “Systems of Care and Systems of Corrections: Spillover Effects from Incarceration to Health Care,” will take place at 3:30pm in room 111 Social-Sciences on Thursday Dec. 6.  Incarceration research catalogues its direct negative impact on former inmates and their families, though the effects of punishment clearly spill over to affect broader economic and political institutions as well. To further expand the scope of… read more about Jason Schnittker, UPenn, DuPRI speaker Thurs. Dec. 6 at 3:30p »

Duke Sociology continues to exhibit innovative and effective instruction in the undergraduate classroom. Destro, Hyde, and Spenner were recognized for earning student evaluations in the top 5% of the college. read more about Teaching Award »

Caaar and The University of Malaya to Host Global Affirmative Action Conference at Duke. The conference will raise questions such as: Is racial or ethnic mixing, undercutting affirmative actions’ narrowly drawn evidence of differencing? Nov 9&10. This event is cosponsored by Duke Sociology. Click here for more information. read more about Neoliberalism, Inequality and the Politics and Culture of Affirmative Action »

From Nov. 12-14, 2012, Gary Gereffi will be a member of the Advanced Manufacturing council at the initial meeting of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Advanced Manufacturing in Dubai, UAE.  While the GAC on Advanced Manufacturing has about 15 members, the entire meeting of all 80+ of the GACs will be in Dubai at the same time, for an event of about 900 people.  ...more read more about Gereffi to attend the initial meeting of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Advanced Manufacturing »

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva participated as an interviewee in the PBS election special, Race 2012.  RACE 2012, a PBS Election 2012 special, is a conversation about race and politics that documents the changing face of America, and how that change may affect the country’s political future. The program premieres October 16, 2012, 8:00-9:00 p.m. As recently as 1980, 80 percent of the United States was white, but results of the 2010 Census depict a rapidly changing… read more about Bonilla-Silva interviewee in the PBS election special, Race 2012 »