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Dr. Kevin Leicht Joins Sociology

On August 1, 2015 Professor Kevin Leicht will join the Sociology Department as our new Head. He comes to us from the University of Iowa, where he was department head. His research interests include sociology of work, organizations and organization theory, social stratification, and political sociology. He comes to Illinois most recently from the National Science Foundation, Division of Social and Economic Sciences. Please join us in welcoming Professor Leicht to Sociology at Illinois.

Sun, 19 Jul 2015

Phyllis Baker Elected to MSS Presidential Track

Last fall, Dr. Phyllis Baker was elected to the Midwest Sociological Society presidential track. She stepped onto the four-year MSS presidential track at the annual meeting in Kansas City. This fall, she will be joining us from the University of Northern Iowa where she served as a Professor of Sociology as well as Department Head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology. She will be serving 50% time in the Sociology Department and 50% time in the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

Sun, 19 Jul 2015

Racial Microaggressions Project Draws Attention

The Racial Microaggressions Project, the work of a group of University of Illinois students and faculty including our own Professor Ruby Mendenhall, was referenced in two recent articles. One was the Huffington Post article Universities Are Trying to Teach Faculty How to Spot Microaggressions. The other was The Chronicle of Higher Education article Campaigns Against Microaggressions Prompt Big Concerns About Free Speech. Congratulations Ruby!

Sat, 18 Jul 2015

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

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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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