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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

Professor Bayat is Second Only to Samuel Huntington in Citations About Arab Uprisings

Please click the title link above, and then click the More Information link, to read a review of Professor Bayat's publication Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Professor Sandefur Speaks at the US Department of Justice

On February 29, Professor Sandefur spoke about her research on public experience with justice problems and civil legal aid at a meeting co-chaired by US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch and the Director of President Obama's Domestic Policy Council, Cecilia Munoz. The event was attended by cabinet-level representatives from over 20 federal departments, including the Departments of State, Labor, the Treasury, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Homeland Security. The convening at the US Department of Justice was the inaugural meeting of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, created by Presidential Memorandum in September 2015. Professor Sandefur's appearance coincided with the release of the Department of Justice's Civil Legal Aid Research Workshop Report, to which she was a contributing expert.

Wed, 09 Mar 2016

Congratulations Professor Buckley!

Cynthia Buckley was selected to join a group of 20 leading scholars to help launch the German government's new interdisciplinary migration research center in Berlin. The group sought to provide guiding ideas about emerging issues in immigration to the EU.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016

Congratulations Professor Liao!

Tim Liao collaborators have been awarded a grant (approx. $1 million Australian) to study the intergenerational transmission of joblessness. The proposed project seeks to understand the intergenerational transmission of joblessness and identify new ways in which the cycle of joblessness can be broken. The other PI’s are Irma Mooi-Reci and Mark Wooden at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016

Congratulations Professor McDermott!

Monica McDermott has been awarded a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation ($150,000, with collaborators Eric Knowles from NYU and Jennifer Richeson from Northwestern). The grant title is "Inequality, Diversity and Working Class White Attitudes".

Fri, 05 Feb 2016

Congratulations Professor Zerai!

Assata Zerai (along with Brian Pianfetti in Civil and Environmental Engineering) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The grant will be used to bring young African scholars to campus to study public management (with further emphasis on issues of health, water, sanitation, and gender).

Fri, 05 Feb 2016

A Minute With Professor Asef Bayat

Professor Bayat, an expert on social movements and urban politics in the Middle East, speaks with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain. To read the interview click the announcement title above. Then, click the more information link.

Wed, 27 Jan 2016

Earned Income Tax Credit Study

Professor Ruby Mendenhall's Earned Income Tax Credit study is the subject of an article in the January 2016 issue of the Illinois Alumni Newsletter. To view the article click the announcement title above. Then, click the more information link.

Wed, 27 Jan 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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