News & Awards
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 recieved 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.
Laing Prize honors Professor Forrest Stuart for his book, Down, Out & Under Arrest - Watch a clip from the event here.
Professor Linda Waite has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In Fall 2018, Rick Moore will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University.
In Fall 2018, Nora Taplin-Kaguru will begin an Assistant Professorship in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Earlham College.
In Fall 2018, Jaclyn Wong will begin an Assistant Professorship in the Sociology Department at the University of South Carolina.
In Fall 2018, Marcelle Medford-Lee will begin an Assistant Professorship in the Sociology Department at Bates College.
Undergraduate Sociology Major Rebecca Julie, AB '19 is featured in a profile by the Division of the Social Sciences where she discusses how sociology has shaped her experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.
The Department of Sociology is excited to announce that René Flores will be joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2018.
Alumna Valarie Gutmann (AB'17) named Marshall Scholar.