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 »
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!
Workshops & Events
Monday, Jan 26
Workshop on Human Potential
"Multigenerational Effects of the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic on Educational Attainment: Evidence from Sweden (with Per Olof Robling)"
Andre Richter, Swedish Institute for Social Research
10:30 am, Harris Rm 224
Sociology Department Colloquium
"Pregnancy and the Forty-Year Prison Sentence in Central America: Counter-Movements, Targets and the Institutionalization of Movement Outcomes"
Jocelyn Viterna, Harvard University
12:00 pm, SSR 305
Tuesday, Jan 27
East Asia Workshop
"A Protest Society and Workers' Strikes in China"
Chih-Jou Chen, Academia Sinica
4:30, Pick Lounge
Wednesday, Jan 28
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"Observational and Experimental Evidence of Imbalance in Destigmatization"
Elizabeth Pontikes, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
3:00, Harper Center HC3B
US Locations Workshop
"From Cavil to Gavel: Reproducing Records and Negotiating Legality in Child Welfare Hearings" Matilda Stubbs, Northwestern University
4:30 pm, Haskell Hall Rm 101
Thursday, Jan 29
"The Uncertain Geographic Context Problem: Implications for Population and Health Research" Mei-Po Kwan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233
Click here for a full list of Winter 2015 workshops.