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Devin Weiss Named a Marshall Scholar

Devin Weiss, of Northbrook, Illinois, has been named a Marshall Scholar. A 2013 graduate of Glenbrook North High School, Weiss is a senior at the University of Illinois majoring in sociology. To read the full article, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Professor Mendenhall's Team a 2016 Innovation Excellence Award Winner

Professor Mendenhall and her collaborators are being recognized for their work, “Rescuing Lost History: Using Big Data to Recover Black Women’s Lived Experiences.” The HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of high performance computing technologies. The program's main goals are to showcase return on investment (ROI) and scientific success stories involving HPC; to help other users better understand the benefits of adopting HPC and justify HPC investments, especially for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs); to demonstrate the value of HPC to funding bodies and politicians; and to expand public support for increased HPC investments. To read more about the awards, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Professor Gille Interviewed for Indiana University's Framing the Global Initiative

Professor Gille was interviewed by Zach Vaughn for Indiana University's Framing the Global. In the interview, Professor Gille discusses her book "Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union." To read the interview, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Tue, 15 Nov 2016

Tom VanHeuvelen Wins Honorable Mention

Tom VanHeuvelen's paper ("Recovering the Missing Middle: A Mesocomparative Analysis of Within-Group Inequality") has won an Honorable Mention from the Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Section of ASA in the Best Student Paper competition.

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Assata Zerai named Associate Chancellor for Diversity

Our own Professor Assata Zerai has accepted the position of Associate Chancellor for Diversity! This appointment recognizes Professor Zerai's campus-wide leadership in mentoring and promoting diversity on our campus. Please join us in congratulating her!

Fri, 15 Jul 2016

What is New with the Iranian Contentious Politics? European Rightists and Trump are on the rise, but Iran’s radical right is increasingly marginalized

Sociology graduate student Amirhossein Teimouri contributed to Policy Trajectories a blog of the ASA's Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology. To view the blog, click the announcement title above. Then, click the more information link.

Fri, 15 Jul 2016

A Minute With Professor Kevin Leicht

Professor Leicht, Head of the Department of Sociology, speaks with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain. To read the interview click the announcement title above. Then, click the more information link.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016

ASA Election Results!

The following Sociology professors were elected to positions with the American Sociological Association. Please join us in congratulating them. Phyllis Baker was elected to the council for the Sociology of Development Section. Zsuzsa Gille was elected Chair of the Global and Transnational Sociology Section. Monica McDermott was elected to the ASA Council and Secretary/Treasurer of the Section of Racial and Ethnic Minorities. Becky Sandefur was elected Chair of the Sociology of Law Section.

Mon, 13 Jun 2016

Professor Leicht Interviewed by The Atlantic Monthly

Professor Leicht was interviewed by Gillian B. White for the April 6th edition of The Atlantic Monthly. The interview examines his article "Getting Serious About Inequality" that recently appeared in The Sociological Quarterly. To read the interview, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Mon, 02 May 2016

Professor Mendenhall teams with researchers and the National Science Foundation to study the lost history of black women.

During the month of March Professor Mendenhall was the focus of a podcast on Big Data and Black Women which occupied the #1 slot at the National Science Foundation. To read about Professor Mendenhall's study and her team's use of two massive databases to uncover the experiences of black women throughout history, click the title link above and then click the More Information link.

Mon, 02 May 2016

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Recent Publications

Getting Serious About Inequality

Getting Serious About Inequality

2016. The Sociological Quarterly 57(2): 211-231

Kevin T. Leicht

Tue, 26 Apr 2016

Neo-Orientalism

Neo-Orientalism

ISA The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World

Asef Bayat

Thu, 28 Jan 2016

Preserving Racial and Religious Harmony in Singapore

Preserving Racial and Religious Harmony in Singapore

Mathew Mathews and Mohammad Khamsya Bin Khidzer

Thu, 07 Jan 2016

Color-Blind and Color-Visible Identities among American Whites.

Color-Blind and Color-Visible Identities among American Whites.

2015. American Behavioral Scientist 59:1452-1473.

Monica McDermott

Thu, 01 Oct 2015

The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective

The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective

Tim F. Liao, Kimie Hara, and Krista Wiegand

Wed, 27 May 2015

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

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