Karen Cerulo's Essay in The Conversation

A third pre-publication article based on faculty member Karen A. Cerulo and graduate program alumna Janet M. Ruane's forthcoming book, Dreams of a Lifetime: How Who We Are Shapes How We Imagine Our Future appears in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/how-your-race-class-and-gender-influence-your-dreams-for-the-future-183904

Quan Mai's Article Receives ASA Award

Quan Mai received Honorable Mention from the American Sociological Association Section on Labor and Labor Movements for their 2022 Distinguished Scholarly Article Award. The title of his article is "Unclear Signals, Uncertain Prospects: The Labor Market Consequences of Freelancing in the New Economy," (published in Social Forces, 2021).

Ali Chaudhary Elected to Serve International Migration Section of ASA

Faculty member Ali R. Chaudhary was recently elected to serve a three-year term as Treasurer/Secretary and Council Member for the International Migration Section within the American Sociological Association.

Eviatar Zerubavel to be Awarded SSSI's Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Eviatar Zerubavel will be awarded next month the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction's (SSSI's) 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award (also known as "the George Herbert Mead Award"), which "is given annually to recognize a scholar's contribution to the field of symbolic interactionism."

Karen Cerulo's Op-Ed in The Chicago Tribune

Professor Karen A. Cerulo and graduate program alumna Janet M. Ruane published an op-ed based on their research about people's dreams of the future. “Can Dreams of the Future Conquer Fear?” appeared in The Chicago Tribune (May 23): https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-covid-19-ukraine-americans-dreams-optimism-20220523-lgxwqqueyrbbtev2hejkcrpuye-story.html

Karen Cerulo's Essay in Psychology Today

Professor Karen A. Cerulo and graduate program alumna Janet M. Ruane published an essay based on their research about people's dreams of the future. It's entitled "How We Dream of Our Future: Seven misconceptions we hold." You'll find it in Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-future-you/202205/how-we-dream-our-future 

"Scents and Sensibilities" Translated to French

Professor Karen A. Cerulo's ASR article, "Scents and Sensibilities: Olfaction, Sense-making and Meaning Attribution.” was translated and published in Socio-logos, the flagship journal of the French Sociological Association [En ligne], 16 | 2022, mis en ligne le 23 février 2022, consulté le 25 mars 2022: https://journals.openedition.org/socio-logos/5463?fbclid=IwAR2RhEiyKPgz7Wln-c0MMzx_E2L37sqc3A52SX7ZjuA-xCN2YKwI9xQZtQ0

Lior Yohanani's Publication in Sociological Forum: "High-Risk Transnationalism: Why Do Israeli-Americans Volunteer in the Israeli Military?"

Lior Yohanani has published a new article in Sociological Forum: "High-Risk Transnationalism: Why Do Israeli-Americans Volunteer in the Israeli Military?" Lior takes the case of Tzofim—an Israeli state-sponsored youth movement in the U.S.—to examine when and how diaspora organizations matter to diaspora military service. The study draws on interviews with Tzofim graduates who enlisted in the Israeli military, Tzofim graduates who did not enlist, and Israeli American soldiers who did not attend


Gabrielle LaFleur's Publication in Symbolic Interaction

Gabrielle LaFleur published an article, adapted from her first qualifying paper, that theorizes androcentrism in heterosexual sex, the orgasm gap, and consent from a cognitive sociological perspective. "Desire/Desirability: Gender Asymmetries in Heterosexual Erotic Attention" is published in Symbolic Interaction.

Karen A. Cerulo and Hana Shepherd Published in Annual Review of Sociology

 Faculty members Karen A. Cerulo, Hana Shepherd and graduate alumna Vanina Leschziner just published "Rethinking Culture and Cognition" in the Annual Review of Sociology V47: 63-86. The article examines new work in cognitive science and cultural sociology published since DiMaggio's seminal 1997 piece "Culture and Cognition."

Department Statement on Racial Violence, June 2020

The Rutgers Sociology department is United for Justice. The tragic and senseless murder of George Floyd, preceded by Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others before, has once again exposed the systemic racism and ongoing legacies of state violence disproportionately plaguing the Black community and people of color in this country and elsewhere. We recognize the pain that recent events -- the disproportionate share of COVID-related deaths among communities of color and the senseless


Passing of Alumnus Robert Lang

We are sad to share the news that Robert Lang, a graduate of our program and a nationally recognized authority on urban growth, economic development and population dynamics, died on June 21. We send our sincere condolences to his family.

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