Congratulations Marilyn Baffoe-Bonnie on accepting a Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania

 

We are so proud to announce that Marilyn Baffoe-Bonnie has accepted a Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania for next year!  She will begin her appointment in the Department of History and Sociology of Science there in July.  Also, look out for Marilyn's upcoming dissertation defense on March 6th.  

Dr. Dawne Mouzon receives Midcareer Scholar Award

Congratulations to Dr. Dawne Mouzon for receiving a Midcareer Scholar Award from the Program for Research on Black Americans at the University of Michigan. More details here: https://socialwork.rutgers.edu/news/rutgers-faculty-earn-prba-research-awards

Welcome Emily Handsman as New Assistant Professor

 

We are very excited to announce that Emily Handsman will join the department as our newest assistant professor in Fall 2024.  Emily is a researcher & teacher focused on how equity initiatives unfold in K-12 schools. She received her PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University. We look forward to welcoming Emily to Rutgers in September!

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Poling on successfully defending her dissertation!

 

Dr. Jessica Poling successfully defended her dissertation, "Emobdying Change: Personal and Public Mediations of Gendered Disruptions."

Karen Cerulo Wins ASA Culture Section Book Prize

 

Congratulations to Prof. Karen A. Cerulo and grad program alumna Janet M. Ruane. Their book, Dreams of a Lifetime: How Who We Are Shapes How We Imagine Our Future, won the ASA Culture Section’s Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in Cultural Sociology, 2023. 

Karen Cerulo published "Enduring Relationships: Social Aspects of Perceived Interactions with the Dead" in Socius

Our colleague, Karen Cerulo published “Enduring Relationships: Social Aspects of Perceived Interactions with the Dead” in Socius, an ASA publication.  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/23780231231203658   Socius is an open access journal; the article can be read free of charge.

Anthony Landers Wins Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship

Congratulations to Anthony Landers, who is a recipient of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship!  You can learn more about this exceptional honor and Anthony's project on the program's webpage.

Jeff Dowd Wins Teaching Award

Congratulations to Jeff Dowd, who is a recipient of the SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education!

Ali Chaudhary Promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Ali Chaudhary on his well-deserved promotion to Associate Professor with tenure!

Arlene Stein's Essay in LitHub

Arlene Stein's "Moral Panics Never Go Out of Style: On the Corrosive Effects of the Culture Wars" was featured in LitHub. The essay is from the new edition of her book "The Stranger Next Door, Or How the Right Divides Us," published by Beacon Press. 

Norah MacKendrick Featured on "Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness"

Norah MacKendrick was interviewed about her work on the regulation of toxic consumer products on the podcast "Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness." You can access the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Arlene Stein's Essay in Only Sky

Arlene Stein wrote an essay about why the US rightwing is attacking schools and teachers--and what we can do about it. https://onlysky.media/astein/knowledge-is-power-thats-why-the-right-is-attacking-schools/

Marilyn Baffoe-Bonnie Published in Social Science & Medicine

PhD Candidate Marilyn Baffoe-Bonnie just published "Lived experience with sickle cell disease: Predictors of altruistic participation in clinical research" in Social Science & Medicine. The article examines what aspects of the sickle cell disease lived experience are associated with reporting altruistic motivations for participating in clinical research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115353

Even More Media Appearances for Karen Cerulo's New Book

Our faculty colleague Karen A. Cerulo and Graduate Program Alumna Janet M. Ruane were interviewed on their new book Dreams of a Lifetime: How Who We Are Shapes How We Imagine Our Future on Larry Rifkin’s, “American Trends” and Cara Santa Maria’s “Talk Nerdy” podcast and Michael Asford’s, The Follow Up Question.

More Media Appearances for Karen Cerulo's New Book

Professor Karen A. Cerulo and graduate alumna Janet M. Ruane were interviewed on their new book Dreams of a Lifetime: How Who We Are Shapes How We Imagine Our Future on Paul Samuel Dolman’s What Matter Most, Andrea Minghelli’s Harvesting Happiness, and Badri Rao’s YouTube broadcast “Ideas and Insights." Their book was also featured by Guiliano Aluffi in La Republica.

Paul Hirschfield Published in Annual Review of Criminology

Paul Hirschfield has published an article in Annual Review of Criminology entitled "Exceptionally Lethal: American Police Killings in a Comparative Perspective." This article relies on systematic comparisons across 18 countries to derive explanations of both high and low rates of deadly force. The article is currently available for free here: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-criminol-030421-040247

Maria Espinoza awarded NCA Outstanding Book award

Melissa Aronczyk and Maria Espinoza are the recipients of this year's National Communication Association (NCA) award in the Public Relations division for Outstanding Book/Monograph for their book A Strategic Nature: Public relations and the politics of American environmentalism.

Karen Cerulo Featured in ASA Culture Section Newsletter

In every issue, the Culture Section Newsletter focuses on a cultural sociologist that has influenced the field in important ways.  Our faculty colleague, Karen Cerulo, was the subject of the latest article on this topic. Read “Four questions for Karen A. Cerulo.

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