News & Awards

Professor Kate Cagney has been elected President of the Association of Population Centers

Professor James Evans’ new research on politically polarized teams is featured by UChicago News here.

In Fall 2019, Misha Teplitskiy will begin an Assistant Professorship at the University of Michigan in the School of Information

In Fall 2019, Yinxian Zhang will begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University Ash Center

In Fall 2019, Maria Akchurin will begin an Assistant Professorship in the Sociology Department at Loyola University in Chicago

In Fall 2019, Danya Lagos will begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center

In Fall 2019, Melissa Osborne will begin an Assistant Professorship in the Sociology Department at Western Washington University

Professor Elisabeth Clemens has been named the William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Sociology and the College.

Sociology Alumna, Rebecca Sandefur (Ph.D., Sociology - UChicago 2001), has been named a Macarthur Fellow. Rebecca has received the Macarthur award for promoting a new, evidence-based approach to increasing access to civil justice for low-income communities.

Professor Kimberly Hoang has received the David Hoeft Award for Newly Tenured Faculty from the College. This it the inaugural year for this award which is given to faculty who have recently received tenure and whose work shows exceptional promise. 

Professor James Evans' new project on AI models and the social world is featured by UChicago News here

Professor Jenny Trinitapoli was recently elected to the Population Association of America's Board of Directors. 

Laila Noureldin has been awarded the Batool Javidan Memorial Scholarship by the Islamic Scholarship Fund.

Professor René D. Flores has been awarded the American Sociological Association’s Latina/o Section’s Distinguished Contribution to Research Article Award for: "Do Anti-immigrant Laws shape Public Sentiment?: A Study of Arizona′s SB 1070 using Twitter data,” published in the American Journal of Sociology.

Melissa Osborne has been awarded the American Sociological Association's Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology's Robert Dentler Award. 

Professor René D. Flores has been awarded the American Sociological Association's Section on International Migration's Louis Wirth Best Article Award for: "Do Anti-immigrant Laws shape Public Sentiment?: A Study of Arizona's SB 1070 using Twitter data," published in the American Journal of Sociology. 

Two undergraduate sociology majors, Yunhan Wen (3rd year) and Evan Zhao (2nd year) have won PRISM grants. 

Professor Kimberly Hoang has been awarded the 2018 Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Melissa Osborne has been Awarded the Beth B. Hess Award from Sociologists for Women in Society, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the American Sociological Association to support her dissertation, "Jumping the Ladder: Low-Income Students and the Strain of Social Mobility During College."

Melissa Osborne has been awarded the American Sociological Association's Section on Children and Youth's Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for: "Learning to Play the Field: Extended Advantages of Elite Secondary Education for Low-Income College Students."

Professor Linda Waite has been awarded the Matilda White Riley Award from the American Sociological Association's Section on Aging and the Life Course. This is the highest honor conferred on a member by the ASA section. 

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