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Tiantian Yang named Kauffman Foundation Junior Fellow

Friday, August 11, 2017

At the Academy of Management Meeting in Atlanta, Professor Yang was recognized as a 2017 Kauffman Foundation Junior Fellow. She is one of seven recipients nationwide who are receiving awards for their cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research on entrepreneurship. See http://www.... read more »


Mueller Successfully Defends Ph.D.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

On July 10, 2017 Collin W. Mueller successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation titled: “Unequally Uninsured: Safety-Net Healthcare Delivery and the Reproduction of Inequality”. His Committee consisted of Linda Burton, Co-Chair, Linda K. George, Co-Chair, Jessi Streib, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. read more »


Professorship named for Linda George and John Wilson

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In a testament to their lasting impact on graduate education, Linda George and John Wilson are being honored with a chaired professorship, created in their names at the University of Texas - Austin. The Linda K. George and John Wilson Professorship will support a faculty member in the areas of... read more »


Olivia Simpson co-authors Op-Ed on Bus System in Herald-Sun

Friday, June 23, 2017

Olivia Simpson, an undergraduate majoring in sociology, has co-authored an opinion article on the need for better bus stops in Durham. The article is one output that resulted from Olivia's participation in the Citizenship Lab at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. read more »


Jaemin Lee wins Outstanding Dissertation in Progress Award

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jaemin Lee receives the 2017 "Outstanding Dissertation in Progress Award" from the Mathematical Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. This award is annually presented to a student whose dissertation employs mathematics in an interesting, imaginative or ingenious way to... read more »


Linda Burton to lead Duke Center for Child and Family Policy

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Linda Burton, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and dean of social sciences, will become director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy effective July 1, announced Sanford School of Public Policy Dean Kelly Brownell. She will also hold a... read more »


James Moody Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Achim Edelmann, James Moody and Ryan Light authored "When Scientists Take a Stand on Contentious Issues: Disparate Foundations of Scientists' Policy Positions on Contentious Biomedical Research" (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). ... read more »


Jake Fisher Accepts Position with University of Michigan

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jake Fisher accepted a position as a Research Investigator in the Survey Research Center, a center within the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. read more »


Bartlett Awarded Vorsanger-Smith Scholar Award

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bryce J. Bartlett has been named the 2016-2017 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 »


Patricia Homan's recent study is gaining National Attention

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Patricia Homan’s recent study, "Political gender inequality and infant mortality in the United States, 1990-2012", was published in Social Science and Medicine and was featured in The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and The Pacific Standard. read more »


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