News & Awards

Alexandra Brewer was awarded the 2019 Louise Johnson Scholar Award from the ASA section on Medical Sociology.

Professor Linda Waite has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Career Award from the ASA section on Family.

Melissa Osborne received a Student Leadership and Recognition Award from the University of Chicago Graduate Council for outstanding service to the graduate community.

Georg Rilinger has been awarded the 2019 ASA Section on Economic Sociology's Graduate Student Paper Prize for his article, Corporate Conspiracies and Complex Secrets: Structure and Perception of the Insull Scheme in 1930s Chicago." American Journal of Sociology 124 (4): 1043-1089.

Congratulations to undergraduate sociology major Lissette Flores-Gonzalez for winning a Stamps Scholarship, a highly competitive funding source that will grant her $20,000 toward her proposed BA thesis!

Congratulations to undergraduate sociology major Olivia Jia for winning the 2nd annual Chicago Studies Undergraduate Research Price for her study on the socio-cultural dimensions of the built environment in Chinatown!

Congratulations to our undergraduate sociology majors Evan Zhao (2020) and Lissette Gonzalez-Flores (2021) for winning the prestigious Undergraduate Research Diversity Fellowship from the American Bar Foundation!

In Fall 2019, Alicia Riley will begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (NIA T32 in Aging and Chronic Disease)

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 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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