The University of Chicago Department of Sociology is among the great sociology departments of the world. Founded in 1892 as the first sociology department in the United States, Chicago has a proud tradition of creative and foundational work.

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Elizabeth Emelene Jefferis has received the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

The Graham Foundation has awarded David Schalliol a grant for a documentary film he is developing in parallel with his dissertation work. 

Andrea Haidar, a third-year Sociology major, was awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a competitive award that will help fund her graduate education. 

Samuel Perry has been awarded a Student Research Award by the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion to help fund his dissertation research.

Eva Swyngedouw has been awarded a Social Sciences/Mellon Advanced Studies Fellowship for her research on the negotiation of cultural diversity in immigrant integration offices in Brussels.

Professor Omar McRoberts is Chair-Elect of the ASA Sociology of Religion Section.

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PhD student Sanja Jagesic's article "Being American Means Never Having to Fret Over Your Legal Documents" was recently published in Time Magazine.

David Reingold (PhD 1996) has been named the Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University.

Martin Riesebrodt, leading sociologist of religion, 1948-2014.  See more here:

Linda Waite's work on health and again, through the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project is profiled here.

David Schalliol discusses his work on isolated buildings and demolition of a South Side Chicago neighborhood August 7, 6:30 pm at the Arts Incubator, Washington Park. Schalliol's work was recently covered by DNAinfo and he was also interviewed by Japan Today.

Ben Merriman's op-ed, "Why Doubt is a Scientific Virtue," was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Donald J. Bogue, one of the nation's leading demographers, 1918-2014 - See more here:

Gary S. Becker, Nobel-winning scholar of economics and sociology, 1930-2014 - See more here:


Congratulations to the following recent PhDs on their job placements! Stay tuned for more good news! 

Sanja Jagesic has accepted a Strategic Data Project Fellowship at the Harvard University Center for Education Policy Research.
Danielle Raudenbush will be joining the University of California-San Diego as an assistant professor in the Sociology department. 
Gordon Douglas has accepted the Rebuild by Design postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU.
Liping Wang has accepted a postdoctoral position as a Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago.

Laura Doering has accepted a position at the University of Toronto and will begin as an assistant professor of Strategic Management in the Rotman School of Management.
Noah Askin has accepted a position at INSEAD in France and will begin as an assistant professor in their Organizational Behavior group.
Julia Burdick-Will will be joining Johns Hopkins University as an assistant professor in both Sociology and Education.
Daniel Huebner will start as an assistant professor in Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Jae-Mahn Shim has accepted an assistant professor position in Sociology at the City University of Seoul, Korea.
Michaela Soyer will begin as an assistant professor of Sociology at Hunter College.
SaunJuhi Verma has accepted an assistant professor position in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University as well as the 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant.
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