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Zsuzsa Gille Elected to ASA Council

Professor Zsuzsa Gille was elected to the American Sociological Association Global and Transnational Sociology section's council. Please join us in congratulating her.

Mon, 29 Jun 2015

Tin-Yuet Ting Wins Horowitz Foundation Award

Tin-Yuet Ting (Ding) is a winner of a Horowitz Foundation award for his project “Digital Media Activism and the Movement for Democracy in Hong Kong”. This year's pool of applicants was particularly competitive, and the winners come from a variety of backgrounds as well as universities. Please join us in congratulating Ding on this outstanding achievement.

Wed, 27 May 2015

National Center for Access to Justice

Professor Rebecca Sandefur has been invited to be the public interest honoree at the National Center for Access to Justice's Inaugural Benefit for Justice in June. Part of the event is dedicated to recognizing the role of data and performance measurement in securing justice system reform. Professor Sandefur is being acknowledged for her leadership role in that movement. Congratulations Becky!

Mon, 27 Apr 2015

Joanna Perez Awarded Predoctoral Fellowship

The Sociology Department is delighted to announce that Joanna Perez has been awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Sociological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program for the 2015-2016 academic year. The fellowship carries an $18,000 stipend and involves 10 hours a week of training by her sponsor, Professor Assata Zerai. This is a huge coup! Congratulations to both Joanna and Assata.

Tue, 14 Apr 2015

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

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Recent Publications

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

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

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