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Announcements

Sloan Foundation Grant to Help U. of I. Improve STEM Minority Representation

The Sloan Foundation has awarded the University of Illinois $1m to support a Center of Exemplary Mentoring in STEM fields. The Graduate College team was led by Sociology's own Assata Zerai who, as an associate dean in the Graduate College, oversaw the grant application’s Coordinating Committee. Congratulations, Assata! And brava.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Mellon Global Midwest Award

A multi-campus team with Professor Zsuzsa Gille's participation has received the Mellon Global Midwest award. The project, entitled Global Midwaste will create a new knowledge infrastructure for archiving and studying the relationship between wastes of all kinds and the U.S. Midwest. This will create a great boost for institutionalizing waste studies and for revitalizing interdisciplinary collaboration relevant to the people of the Midwest.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

Ruby Mendenhall Quoted in Atlantic Magazine

Professor Ruby Mendenhall is quoted in the Atlantic magazine article, "Is Ending Segregation the Key to Ending Poverty?”

Wed, 04 Feb 2015

Vote of No Confidence

Majority of Sociology faculty vote no confidence in Chancellor, President and Board of Trustees.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Rebecca L. Sandefur Awarded Grant

Rebecca L. Sandefur has been awarded a grant from the Public Welfare Foundation to study innovative means for increasing ordinary people's access to justice.

Sun, 17 Aug 2014

Sociology Teachers Ranked as Excellent!

As we head into the new term it gives us great pleasure to acknowledge those who were ranked as “excellent teachers” in the student ratings from last year. To view a list of names and courses taught, please click the title link above. Then, click the More Information link.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014

2008 Ph.D. Graduate Jennifer M. Ortman on C-SPAN

2008 Ph.D. graduate Jennifer M. Ortman is currently Chief of the Population Projections Branch, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau. She has been featured on C-SPAN’s America by the Numbers. Archived segments featuring Ortman are available at: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/.

Thu, 19 Jun 2014

Departmental Speaker Series

Join us on Friday afternoons in room 3111 Lincoln Hall from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Discussions will reconvene at Murphy’s Pub (or other locations) after 4 p.m.

Thu, 05 Jun 2014

A Minute With Professor Ruby Mendenhall

Professor Mendenhall, an expert on poverty and social mobility, speaks with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.

Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Five Illinois professors named Guggenheim Fellows

Our own Professor Asef Bayat has been named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow. Please join us in congratulating him!

Fri, 11 Apr 2014

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Recent Publications

Politics of the Temporary: An Ethnography of Migrant Life in Urban Malaysia

Politics of the Temporary: An Ethnography of Migrant Life in Urban Malaysia

Parthiban Muniandy is a doctoral student at the Department of Sociology, University of Illinois.

Parthiban Muniandy

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Revolution and Despair

Revolution and Despair

Jadaliyya, January 28, 2015

Asef Bayat

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

Barriers to Environmental Sacrifice: The Interaction of Free Rider Fears with Education, Income, and Ideology

Barriers to Environmental Sacrifice: The Interaction of Free Rider Fears with Education, Income, and Ideology

2014 Sociological Spectrum 34(4):362-379.

Jeremiah Bohr

Fri, 18 Jul 2014

Areas and Ideas

Areas and Ideas

Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2013

Asef Bayat

Tue, 18 Mar 2014

Socio-economic Correlates of Suicidality in Hong Kong

Socio-economic Correlates of Suicidality in Hong Kong

International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies

Tin-yuet Ting

Thu, 06 Mar 2014

Global Changes and Gendered Responses: The Feminization of Migration from Georgia

Global Changes and Gendered Responses: The Feminization of Migration from Georgia

International Migration Review. 47 (3) 506-538, 2013.

Erin Trouth Hofmann and Cynthia Buckley

Tue, 14 Jan 2014

Arab Spring and Its Surprises

Arab Spring and Its Surprises

Development and Change, vol. 44, issue 2, April 2013

Asef Bayat

Wed, 16 Oct 2013

Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East

Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East

(Stanford University Press, 2013), 2nd edition, revised with three new chapters.

Asef Bayat

Wed, 16 Oct 2013

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