ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
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.Read more »
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.More awards »
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!
Workshops & Events
Monday, Dec 1
Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
Abigail Obocock, Dept of Sociology
12:00 pm, Harper 151
Tuesday, Dec 2
East Asia Workshop
"Social Mobility and Revolution: The Impact of the Abolition of China's Civil Service Exam System"
Ruixue Jia, University of California – San Diego
4:30, Pick Lounge
Social Theory Workshop
"Transitional Political-Economic Justice: The Israeli Bankers' Trial and the Role of Law in the Unfolding of Neoliberalism"
Yaniv Ron-El, Dept of Sociology
6:00 pm, Wilder House
City, Society and Space Workshop
"Sex Worker of Victim of Prostitution?: Inter-Organizational Collaboration and Advocacy among Nonprofit Organizations that Provide Services to Individuals in the Sex Trade"
Theresa Anasti, School of Social Service Administration
4:30 pm, SS 401
Thursday, Dec 4
Anjali Adukia, Harris School of Public Policy
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233
Click here for a full list of Fall 2014 workshops.