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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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DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Professor Kimberly Hoang's book, Dealing in Desire has been awarded four 2016 Distinguished Book Awards from the American Sociological Association. The book has received this honor from the Section on Global & Transnational Sociology, Sexualities, the Section on Race, Class, & Gender, and the Section on Sex & Gender. 

Professor Kimberly Hoang's book, Dealing in Desire has been awarded the 2016 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems Global Division.

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."

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Congratulations to Laila Noureldin who has received a small grant from the Islamic Scholarship fund to support her project "Assimilation or Alienation? The Case of American Muslim Religiosity and Immigration." ISF's mission is to "address the underrepresentation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy."

Congratulations to Yang Zhang who has won the 2016 American Sociological Association's section on Asia and Asian America's Graduate Student Paper Award for his paper, "Insurgency in Interstice: Rebellion Ecology and the Rise of the Taiping Movement."

In Fall 2016, Yang Zhang will begin a tenure track position at American University in the School of International Service.

Professor Kristen Schilt's
paper, "Doing Gender, Determining Gender" has been awarded the 2016 Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association's section on Sex & Gender. 

Le Lin has been awarded the William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship and will be designated as a William Rainey Harper/Provost Fellow.

Le Lin's paper entitled "Interstitial Emergence and the Making of Capitalism: The Thriving of Private Enterprises in China's Education and Training Industry" has been awarded the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)'s FFJ-Network Q Best Paper Award for 2016.

Professor Kristen Schilt received a Neubauer Collegium Faculty Research Initiative for 2016-2019. She will be collaborating with Professor Patrick Jagoda (English) and Heidi Coleman (TAPS).

Professor Kimberly Hoang had been awarded the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for 2016-17. Professor Hoang is collaborating on a project entitled “The Economy and Its Boundaries,” with Jonathan Levy, Amy Dru Stanley, and Elaine Hadley.

Professor Kimberly Hoang has been awarded a 2016 Fulbright Global Grant.

Professor Kimberly Hoang has been awarded a Social Science Research Council Transnational Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections

Postdoctoral Fellow Michael Rodriguez-Muniz was just awarded the American Sociological Association 2016 Best Dissertation Award for his dissertation titled, “Temporal Politics of the Future: National Latino Civil Rights Advocacy, Demographic Statistics, and the “Browning” of America.

Gordon Douglas has accepted a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at San Jose State University with a start date of fall 2017. He will remain in his postdoctoral position at NYU for 2016-2017, and will serve as Acting Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge, an interdisciplinary center for research and public scholarship.

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