News & Awards

Melissa Osborne has been awarded the 2019 SSSP Educational Problems Division’s Graduate Student Paper Award for her article “Contending with the Double Bind: How Student-Parent Expectations Matter for First Generation College Experiences and Outcome.”

Alexandra Brewer has been awarded the 2019 SSSP Health Division Graduate Student Paper Award Committee for her article, "Moralizing the Opioid Shortage."

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. 

 

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