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Carla Shedd finalist for the 2015 C. Wright Mills Award

http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/259/C_Wright_Mills_Award/

 Society for the Study of Social Problems - June 7, 2016

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Peter Bearman awarded The Golden Goose Award

Congratulations to Peter Bearman for who is receiving the Golden Goose Award given for "federally funded basic scientific research [that] is the cornerstone of American innovation and essential to our economic growth, health, global competitiveness, and national security. http://www.goldengooseaward.org/awardees/add-health

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The Golden Goose - March 31, 2016

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Vaughan on the normalization of deviance in Jerry Useem, “What was Volkswagen Thinking? On the Origins of Corporate Evil and Idiocy”

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http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/01/what-was-volkswagen-thinking/419127/

The Atlantic - January/February 2016 Issue

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Dianne Vaughan interviewed in Award-winning documentary about the Challenger and Columbia disasters

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http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000002913002/major-malfunction-revisi...

NY Times - January 28, 2016

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Data science research by social scientists featured in Columbia Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data science research from sociologist Peter Bearman, economist Suresh Naidu, and Alix Rule (GSAS, Sociology '13) was featured in Columbia Magazine.

Social Science Newsletter - January 21, 2016

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Carla Shedd's new book featured in The Record's Columbia Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Carla Shedd's new book, Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice (Russell Sage, 2015) was featured in The Record's Columbia Ink.

Social Science Newsletter - January 21, 2016

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Herbert Gans on GOP's 'government-is-bad stance' in Huffington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Herbert Gans discussed the G.O.P.'s project of overthrowing the present U.S. government in Huffington Post and wrote about a different definition of sociology for Work in Progress, the American Sociological Association Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work blog.

Social Science Newsletter - January 21, 2016

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David Stark research on innovation and video games in Columbia News

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbia News profiled sociologist David Stark about his study on video games, which found that the most innovative teams were built around diverse experiences and knowledge.

Social Science Newsletter - January 14, 2016

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Alondra Nelson Interview on Race, Ethnicity and New Book in Columbia News

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Alondra Nelson was interviewed about race, ethnicity, and her new book, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome (Beacon, 2016) by Columbia News.

Social Science Newsletter - January 14, 2016

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Shamus Khan weighed in on the economy and inequality in The Atlantic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Shamus Khan discussed his thoughts on inequality and the economy in the Atlantic.

Social Science Newsletter - January 14, 2016

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Saskia Sassen on cities and inequality in The Guardian and Huffington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Saskia Sassen and her son created a fairy tale about urbanization and smart cities for The Guardian. She also discussed inequality and the growing numbers of people being excluded from the economy in the Huffington Post.

Social Science Newsletter - January 14, 2016

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Peter Bearman published article on big data

Sociologist Peter Bearman published a new article on Big Data and historical social science in Big Data & Society 2(2).

New York Times - December 17, 2015

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Van Tran interview about gentrification research in Spectator

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Van Tran was interviewed by the Columbia Spectator about his gentrification research on Amsterdam Avenue.

New York Times - December 17, 2015

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David Stark research on benefits of diversity in Quartz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist David Stark's research on the benefits of diversity and how ethnic diversity prompts better, critical thinking was profiled by Quartz.

New York Times - December 17, 2015

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David Stark on The benefits of diversity in New York Times Op-Ed: Diversity Makes You Brighter

SociologistDavid Stark discussed the Supreme Court affirmative action case of Fisher v. University of Texas and how his research shows that ethnic diversity promotes innovation in The New York Times

New York Times - December 9, 2015

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Alondra Nelson's new book profiled in Columbia Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist and Dean of Social Science Alondra Nelson was interviewed by Columbia Magazine about her new book, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome (Beacon, 2016).

Social Science Newsletter - December 3, 2015

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Saskia Sassen on who owns our cities in The Guardian

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Saskia Sassen examined the large corporate investment surge in urban buildings and why it matters in The Guardian.

Social Science Newsletter - December 3, 2015

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Sociologist Van Tran was interviewed about America's immigration policy on CNN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Van Tran was interviewed about America's immigration policy on CNN.

Social Science Newsletter - December 3, 2015

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Carla Shedd on Police in Schools in the Huffington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Carla Shedd discussed the impact of the intersecting systems of American public education and criminal justice on the lives of urban youth in the Huffington Post

Source: Social Science Newsletter - November 25, 2015

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Carla Shedd discussed her new book on NPR, NBC News, and Chicago Mag

Unequal City cover

Sociologist Carla Shedd was interviewed about her new book, Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice, on NPR, NBC News, and Chicago Magazine.

Social Science Newsletter - November 19, 2015

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Carla Shedd on Role of Law Enforcement in Schools on C-SPAN

Carla Shedd (@CarlaShedd) | Twitter

Sociologist Carla Shedd was interviewed on C-SPAN about the debate over the role of school resource officers.

Social Science Newsletter - November 11, 2015

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Shamus Khan debated Paul Bloom in The Boston Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Shamus Khan responded to Paul Bloom and discussed the sociology of value in the Boston Review.

Social Science Newsletter - November 11, 2015

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Carla Shedd interviewed on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry and All In with Chris Hayes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Carla Shedd was interviewed about the increasing use of police and criminal justice practices in schools on All in with Chris Hayes and Melissa Harris-Perry. She also discussed the subsequent student walkout in support of police officer Ben Fields.

Social Science Newsletter - November 5, 2015

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Herbert Gans article on America's Urban Sociologies in City & Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Herbert Gans wrote "America's Two Urban Sociologies" in City & Community 14.3 (September 2015).

Social Science Newsletter - November 5, 2015

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Saskia Sassen Interviewed by OpenDemocracy on trust and surveillance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Saskia Sassen was interviewed by openDemocracy about the widening and wide-reaching trust deficit between European citizens and their states.

Social Science Newsletter - October 29, 2015

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Carla Shedd on schools and prisons in the National Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Carla Shedd described the “symbiotic relationship between urban neighborhoods, public education, and the criminal justice system" for the National Journal.

Social Science Newsletter - October 21, 2015

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New Article from Van Tran in International Migration Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Van Tran published a new article on "Second-Generation Decline or Advantage? Latino Assimilation in the Aftermath of the Great Recession” in International Migration Review.

Social Science Newsletter - October 21, 2015

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Herbert Gans wrote an article in American Sociologist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Herbert Gans wrote a new article on "Public Sociology and its Publics" in the American Sociologist.

Social Science Newsletter - September 25, 2015

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Shamus Khan Reviewed Diversity Books for Public Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Shamus Khan reviewed Lauren A. Rivera's book Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs and The Enigma of Diversity: The Language of Race and the Limits of Racial Justice for Public Books

Social Science Newsletter - September 18, 2015

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Thomas DiPrete won American Sociological Association Book Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Thomas A. DiPrete's book, The Rise of Women, received the‚ÄčOutstanding Book Award from the ASA’s Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility and the Otis Dudley Duncan Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Social Demography from the ASA’s Section on Population.

Social Science Newsletter - September 10, 2015

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David Stark on EU's political and economic crisis in Project Syndicate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist David Stark wrote an op-ed in Project Syndicate on the parallels between America's founding years and the EU's onoing political and economic crisis.

Social Science Newsletter - September 10, 2015

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Carla Shedd Published a New Book on Race, Schools, and Injustice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to sociologist Carla Shedd, who published a new book titled, Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice.

Social Science Newsletter - September 10, 2015

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Saskia Sassen appointed to Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb's Int'l Advisory Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Saskia Sassen was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, the first Muslim mayor of any city in the Netherlands and of any major city in Europe.

Social Science Newsletter - April 6, 2015

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Peter Bearman's new study in American Journal of Public Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Bearmanco-authored "Association Between Assisted Reproductive Technology Conception and Autism in California" in the March 2015 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, which was also featured in HealthDay.

Social Science Newsletter - March 25, 2015

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DEAN ALONDRA NELSON PROFILED IN DEIVERSE: ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociologist Alondra Nelson was interviewed for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education about her research and administrative responsibilities

Social Science Newsletter - March 25, 2015

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PETER BEARMAN'S NEW STUDY IN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Bearman co-authored "Association Between Assisted Reproductive Technology Conception and Autism in California" in the March 2015 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, which was also featured in HealthDay.

Social Science Newsletter - March 25, 2015

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HERBERT GANS ON MIKE NICHOLS' FIRST CAREER IN UNIV. OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert S. Lynd Professor Emeritus of Sociology Herbert Gans discussed his friend Mike Nichols' early days as a classical music deejay in the University of Chicago Magazine

Social Science Newsletter - March 25, 2015

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SOCIOLOGIST KAREN BARKEY ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN TURKEY FOR BBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institute for Religion, Culture, & Public Life Director Karen Barkey was interviewed on the BBC’s The Inquiry, discussing the state of women’s rights in Turkey.

Social Science Newsletter - March 9, 2015

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Sudhir Venkatesh Reviewed - Jill Leovy's 'Ghettoside'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williams B. Ransford Professor of Sociology Sudhir Venkatesh reviewed Jilly Leovy's Ghettoside: A Story of Murder in America for the LA Times.

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New Research by Sociologist David Stark and ISERP's Sheen Levine Receives Wide Coverage

New research by David Stark, Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, and Sheen Levine, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy Visiting Professor, has been featured in the following news outlets:

The New York Times
Reuters
Business Insider
New York Magazine's Science of Us

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Dean Alondra Nelson and Dalton Conley (Sociology, GSAS '96) Contribute to Contexts Forum on Genetics and the Social Sciences

Dean Alondra Nelson and Dalton Conley (Sociology, GSAS '96) contribute to Contexts forum on genetics and the social sciences.

Huffington Post - November 21, 2014

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Sociologist Priscilla Ferguson on Thanksgiving Bounty and Blowout in the Huffington Post

Professor of Sociology Priscilla Ferguson blogs about Thanksgiving bounty on Huffpost Taste.

Huffington Post - November 21, 2014

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Congratulation to Sociologist Karen Barkey and Political Scientist Christophe Jaffrelot on being awarded the Innovative Co-teaching Grant from the Alliance Program

Professor Barkey (Sociology & History, Columbia University) and Professor Jaffrelot (Political Science, Science Po) were awarded an Innovative Co-teaching Grant from the Alliance Program for their fall 2014 course, "Ethno-religious Identity and Politics in the Middle East and South Asia."

Professor Karen Barkey (Sociology & History, Columbia University) and Professor Christophe Jaffrelot (Political Science, Sciences Po) seek an Innovative Co-teaching Grant from the Alliance Program for their fall 2014 course, “Ethno-religious Identity and Politics in the Middle East and South Asia.” The course will focus on the relationship between religion and politics and the manner in which a past history of religious and ethnic communalism affects contemporary politics. “Ethno-religious Identity and Politics in the Middle East and South Asia” will bring together various comparative historical methods from political science, sociology and anthropology, to examine the historical legacies of communalisms in imperial and colonial contexts, along with the specificities of religious and ethnic politics in India, Pakistan, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. Students will also look at how this can inform our understanding of events unfolding now. The course is designed to be deeply comparative, that is, it takes analytic comparisons seriously, tracing processes of change in various countries to look for similarities and differences across cases. Through this, they hope the course will demonstrate how we can cross boundaries and talk to each other across fields, gaining more by using multiple lenses on a topic. - See more at: http://alliance.columbia.edu/ethno-religious-identity-and-politics-middle-east-and-south-asia-columbia-university#sthash.rgLNZUJn.dpuf

Columbia University Alliance Program - November 20, 2014

for their fall 2014 course, “Ethno-religious Identity and Politics in the Middle East and South Asia.” - See more at: http://alliance.columbia.edu/ethno-religious-identity-and-politics-middle-east-and-south-asia-columbia-university#sthash.rgLNZUJn.dpuf
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for their fall 2014 course, “Ethno-religious Identity and Politics in the Middle East and South Asia.” - See more at: http://alliance.columbia.edu/ethno-religious-identity-and-politics-middle-east-and-south-asia-columbia-university#sthash.rgLNZUJn.dpuf
for their fall 2014 course, “Ethno-religious Identity and Politics in the Middle East and South Asia.” - See more at: http://alliance.columbia.edu/ethno-religious-identity-and-politics-middle-east-and-south-asia-columbia-university#sthash.rgLNZUJn.dpuf

ISERP Professor Sheen Levine and Sociologist David Stark on Stock Bubbles and Diversity in New Study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

A new article by Sheen Levine, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy Visiting Professor, and David Stark, Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that markets of ethnically diverse traders are much less likely to suffer bubbles.

Social Science Newsletter - November 17, 2014

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The Atlantic Discusses Sociologist Adam Reich's study Exploring the Relationship Between Marriage and Labor Unions

The Atlantic cites sociologists Adam Reich's (Columbia) and Daniel Schneider's (Berkeley) new paper in Social Problems, "Marrying Ain't Hard When You Got A Union Card?", which attempts to isolate the effect of union membership on marriage rates.

Social Science Newsletter - November 17, 2014

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Deans of Social Science and Humanities featured in Columbia Magazine

The appointment of the Deans of Social Science and Humanities was announced in the latest issue of Columbia Magazine.

Social Science Newsletter - November 11, 2014

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Congratulations to Sociologist Saskia Sassen on her Recent Honors

Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology Saskia Sassen was elected to the Royal Academy of the Sciences of the Netherlands and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Letters.

 

Social Science Newsletter - November 11, 2014

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE SOCIAL SCIENCE FACULTY MEMEBERS ON THEIR RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS

                                                     

Alondra Nelson
Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Science
2013 Mirra Komarovsky Award, Eastern Sociological Society for best book on any sociological subject authored by an ESS member for Body and Soul
2013 Finalist, C. Wright Mills Award, Society for Social Studies of Science for the book that best "advances social science understanding" for Body and Soul

 

 

Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology
2013 Prince of Asturias Prize in the Social Sciences; 2013 Royal Swedish Institute Prize

 

 


 

Carla Shedd
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Provost Grant for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University

 

 

 

David Stark
Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology & International Affairs
2013 Doctorat Honoris Causa, École normale supérieure de Cachan

 

 

Social Science Newsletter - November 5, 2014

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New Book from Sociologist Adam Reich on the Commodifcation of Hospital Care

Congratulations to sociologist Adam D. Reich on his newest book, Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States, out now on Princeton University Press.

Social Science Newsletter - October 28, 2014

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New Study Led by Sociologist Jennifer Lena on Employment Prospects for Arts Students

A just released study by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project shows that America’s most recent arts graduates are using skills learned in school combined with internship experiences to find work, forge careers and engage their communities, despite higher student debt levels.

Social Science Newsletter - October 21, 2014

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Sociologist Herb Gans receives the William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award.

The William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award is presented to Herbert J. Gans for his lifetime of research and writing that communicates to broader audiences an understanding of both the current social fabric of American society, and possibilities for a more equitable future.

 

 

The original article appeard in American Sociological Association's (ASA) Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology (SPPS)

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American Sociology in an Era of Rising Inequalities by Herbert Gans

The original article appeard in the September/October issues of ASA Footnotes: Volume 42; page 9

http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/septoct14/index.html

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Alondra Nelson Named Dean of Social Sciences at Columbia University

      Alondra Nelson was named dean of social sciences at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Nelson is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the university. She will become dean on July 1.

Professor Nelson is a sociologist, who was written extensively about the intersection of science, technology, medicine, and inequality. She joined the faculty at Columbia in 2009 after teaching in the departments of African American studies and sociology at Yale University from 2002 to 2009.

Dr. Nelson is the author of the award-winning book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). She is also an editor of Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History  (Rutgers University Press, 2012) and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life (New York University Press, 2001).

Dr. Nelson is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of California at San Diego. She holds a Ph.D. in American studies from New York University.

 

Original article appeard on The Journal of Blacks in Higher Eduation website

http://www.jbhe.com/2014/05/alondra-nelson-named-dean-of-social-sciences-at-columbia-university/