Recent News

A recent edition of the magazine devotes an article to Professor Small's working paper, which provides evidence that neighborhood "third-spaces" like Starbucks foster the creation of new companies. 

Zheng is a co-winner of the Political Sociology section's 2024 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship for a Paper by a Graduate Student Award. The award is in recognition of her paper "Missing Binds: How Absent Ties Unshackles Labor Militancy Under an Authoritarian Regime."

Katy is a co-winner of the Labor and Labor Movements section's 2024 Distinguished Student Paper Award. The award is in recognition of her paper "Towards a Gig Economy: A Case Study of Non-Platform Firms’ Use of Platforms in California’s Grocery Industry.”

The Committee on Academic Affairs of the Board of Trustees approved the promotion of Adam Reich to Professor of Sociology. Adam first joined the department in 2012 as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, and became an Assistant Professor in 2013. Congratulations, Adam! 

Professor Western will continue in his roles as Professor of Sociology and Social Policy and Director of the Justice Lab into 2025, and will take up the role of President at the Russell Sage Foundation in July 2025.

Jonathan Cole's new edited volume, Smoother Pebbles: Essays in the Sociology of Science, is out now through Columbia University Press. The book is composed of journal articles that span Professor Cole's entire career, and that trace the development and institutionalization of the sociology of science. 

Supported by a three-year $1.7 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, the Lab aims to build the United States' first archive to center the political ideas and movement-building of incarcerated individuals.

Professor Stark's new edited volume, Practicing Sociology: Tacit Knowledge for the Social Scientific Craft, is out now through Columbia University Press. The volume is composed of reflections from some of the discipline's most distinguished researchers (many of whom are affiliated with Columbia). 

The initiative brings together senior faculty in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to set vision and planning for innovating teaching and learning across the University.