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 »
Professor Kimberly Hoang has been awarded the Gloria E. Anzaldúa book prize for 2015 for her book, Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (UC Press, 2015).
Cayce Hughes has received a dissertation research grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation, to support his project: "Negotiating Privacy in the Context of Poverty: Low-Income Mothers and the Social Safety Net."
The Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation has awarded dissertation fellowships to two graduate students: to Cheng-Pang Lee for his study of "Altruism in Action: The Rise of the Tzu-Chi Movement and the Invention of Direct Social Service" and to Yang Zhang for "Rebellion Ecology and Insurgent Formation: Qing China, 1850-1873."
Sara Stoelinga (Ph.D, Sara Liston Spurlark Director of the Urban Education Institute) has been recognized with one of this year's Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Chad Borkenhagen has been selected as a William Rainey Harper/Social Sciences Visiting Committee fellow for 2015-16. The Fellowship will support completion of his dissertation project on "Scientific Knowledge and Social Structure in Finance and Fine Dining."More awards »
Congratulations to Moira O'Shea, a second year PhD student, who received a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to spend 10 months in Kyrgyzstan.
In Fall 2016, Marshall Jean will begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.
Congratulations to Katie Hendricks who has won the SSSP Sport, Leisure, and the Body division's graduate student paper award for her paper, "What the Action Is: Flow, Risk, and Gender in a Fire Community."
Andrea Haidar (A.B. '15) has received a Fulbright award and will spend 2016-2017 in Jordan.
Congratulations to Joshua Mausolf, a second year PhD student, who received the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship.
In Fall 2016, Tal Yifat will begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ivey Business School, Western Ontario University.
In Summer 2016, Misha Teplitskiy will begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Crowd Innovation Lab, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard.
Congratulations to Allison Reed, a first year PHD student, and Tianjian Lai, a fourth year sociology major, who received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and to Danya Lagos, a second year PhD student, who received Honorable Mention.
In Fall 2016, Marcelle Medford will begin a C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociology at Connecticut College. This two year appointment is part of the Creating Connections Consortium (C3) program.
In Fall 2016, Piper Coutinho-Sledge will begin a tenure track position as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Bryn Mawr.
In Fall 2016, Laura Doering will begin a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organizations at McGill University.
In Fall 2016, Jan Doering will begin a tenure track position as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at McGill University.
A two volume book written about Professor Andrew Abbott was recently released in France.more news »
Workshops & Events
Monday, April 11th
Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"What are r and K Strategies? Opportunism, Form Succession and Firm Adaptation in China's Education and Training Industry"
Le Lin, University of Chicago
1:30 pm, SS302
Tuesday, April 12th
Politics, History, and Society
"The Polarization of Confidence in the Scientific Community: A Field-Theoretic Conception of Political Ideology"
Austin Kozlowski, University of Chicago
5:00 pm, SS404
Perla Gamez, Loyola University
12:00 pm, Stuart 105
Wednesday, April 13th
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"Agreeable Disagreements: Attunement and Cognitive Alignment in Shareholder Engagament"
Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE University of Navarra
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B
Thursday, April 14th
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233
Click here for a full list of SPRING 2016 workshops.