Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan GOP ticket reflects religious shift

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sociology professor Mark Chaves says the symbolism of the Romney-Ryan ticket may be that it no longer matters which religion a candidate claims -- as long as he or she claims one. (USA Today)   read more »

Sociology Undergraduates Present their Research at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Duke Students, Kristen Lee and Simon Ho,  present their paper at ASA. "The Pretty White Lies of Asian American Undergraduates at the Elite University"   abs References to Tiger Mothers and "reverse affirmative action" portray Asian American undergraduates as a successful... read more »

Fulton Receives SSSR Research Grant

Friday, August 3, 2012

Brad Fulton has collected data on 4,000 community organizations and 3,000 board members to assess how multi-organizational collaborations navigate racial and religious differences as they work together to address issues of common concern. The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion has... read more »

Chaves Cited about "unbelief trend" in USA Today

Thursday, July 26, 2012

In the article, "Survey finds 19% without religious affiliation" in USA Today, Mark Chaves is cited as saying "Americans famously say they believe in some variation of God. Over 90% do," Chaves says. "But it used to be 99% decades ago. The change is slow, but we can see it coming." read more »

Healy on Assault Deaths in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kieran Healy's data visualizations of death rates from assault in the United States and other countries were featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show this week, as commentators discussed the tragic shootings in Aurora, CO. You can see the data and... read more »

Destro Awarded Ph.D.

Monday, July 16, 2012

 On July 16, 2012, Lane Destro successfully defended her dissertation: “Up the Down Escalator? How Nonmetropolitan Low-Income Families Experience Work, Poverty and Immobility” Her Committee consisted of: David Brady (Co-Chair), Linda Burton(Co-Chair), Angela O'Rand,... read more »

Bonilla-Silva, New Sociology Chair

Friday, June 29, 2012

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will start his tenure as Chair of the Duke Sociology Department on July 1st 2012. Dr. Bonilla-Silva’s research areas include racial stratification, social theory, critical race methods, political sociology, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Epistemology. read more »

Bach visits Badlands for DukeEngage

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rebecca Bach received a site exploration grant from Duke Engage to travel to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  Bach will visit the Oglala Lakota reservation in July to explore the potential for a Duke Engage program to begin summer 2013.  Duke Engage programs typically operate... read more »

Ray, Reynolds win Vorsanger-Smith Award

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The 2012 winners of the Vorsanger-Smith Scholar Award are Victor Ray and Megan Reynolds.“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 »

Rogers Wins Grad Teaching Award

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kimberly B. Rogers is this year's recipient of the Graduate Teaching Award. This award is presented each year to a Sociology graduate student selected for excellence in teaching as an individual instructor or teaching assistant. read more »