Congratulations to Brooklynn Hitchens!

Congratulations to Brooklynn Hitchens who defended her dissertation "Stress and Street Life: Black Women, Urban Inequality, and Coping in a Small Violent City” on July 21, 2020! Brooklynn’s committee members were, Lauren Krivo and the late Patrick Carr (co-advisors), Dana Britton, and Yasser Payne. Dr. Hitchens will be joining the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland as a post-doctoral scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year and then as a tenure track

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Norah MacKendrick won the 2020 Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award

Congratulations to Norah MacKendrick, who is the winner of this year's Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award, given out by the Environmental Sociology Section of the ASA, for her book Better Safe than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics.

Passing of Professor Patrick Carr

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Professor Patrick Carr died on April 16, following a nine-year battle with multiple myeloma.

Passing of Professor Emeritus Ben Zablocki

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Ben Zablocki, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and beloved colleague, passed away on April 6 after a fifteen-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Norah MacKendrick won Best First Book Award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society

Congratulations to Rutgers sociologist Norah MacKendrick! Her book, "Better Safe than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics," won Best First Book Award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society!  

Karen Cerulo won the 2019 Clifford Geertz Prize for Best Article

Congratulations to Rutgers sociologist Karen Cerulo! Her ASR article, "Scents and Sensibility: Olfaction, Sense-making, and Meaning Attribution." won the 2019 Clifford Geertz Prize for Best Article awarded by the Culture Section of the ASA.  Please join me in congratulating Karen on this wonderful recognition!

Eviatar Zerubavel awarded 2019 Charles Horton Cooley Award and 2019 Susanne K. Langer Award

Congratulations to Rutgers sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel! His book, "Taken for Granted: The Remarkable Power of the Unremarkable," has received two important awards: The 2019 Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Book, from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) and the 2019 Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form, from the Media Ecology Association. Congratulations to Eviatar on this outstanding recognition of his work!

Jason B Phillips Memorial Lecture

The department has established the Jason B Phillips Memorial Lecture in memory of Jason Phillips. Each year, a graduate student preparing to defend their dissertation will be invited to share their work with the department and will receive an honorarium for their talk. We believe this is a perfect way to recognize Jason’s collaborative spirit and active engagement in our community.

If you would like to make a contribution to the memorial fund in Jason’s name, please make out a check to Rutgers

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Lisa Iorillo awarded the SAS Staff Excellence Recognition Award

Congratulations to Rutgers sociology Department Administrator Lisa Iorillo! She has been announced as a recipient of the SAS Staff Excellence Recognition Award, which recognizes staff who have distinguished themselves in service excellence, dedication to the School of Arts and Sciences and to faculty, students and constituents.  Her contributions were recognized at an awards ceremony in February.

József Böröcz awarded a 2019-20 Fulbright Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Rutgers sociologist József Böröcz! He has recently been awarded a Fulbright research fellowship to Poland for the 2019-20 academic year.  His host institution will be the Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Research of the University of Warsaw.

Professor József Böröcz published two books in Hungarian during the 2017-18 academic year

Professor József Böröcz published two books in Hungarian during the 2017-18 academic year. Hasított fa . . . is a cross section of his writing in English about the post-state-socialist transformation and global structures; Az EU és a világ. . . is the Hungarian translation of his 2009-10 Routledge (UK) book The European Union and Global Social Change: A Critical Geopolitical Economic Analysis . 

Joanna Kempner awarded 2016 Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award

Congratulations to Rutgers sociologist Joanna Kempner! Her book Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health has been awarded the 2016 Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award from the ASA's Medical Sociology Section!

Brooklynn Hitchens Awarded 2018-19 Bevier Fellowship

Brooklynn Hitchens has been awarded a highly competitive 2018-19 Bevier Fellowship by the School of Graduate Studies, and has also been selected as a 2018-19 recipient of a pre-doctoral fellowship through the ASA's Minority Fellowship Program.

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