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Conley harnesses tools of social science, genomics to answer lifelong questions

Dalton Conley was just a kid in 1970s New York, but lessons about race and class came quickly.

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FACULTY AWARD: Massey recognized for work on Mexico-U.S. migration

The Society for Applied Anthropology has awarded Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and Jorge Durand Arp-Nisen of the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, the 2018 Bronislaw Malinowski Award in recognition of their 30 years of work on the Mexican Migration Project, which examines the complex process of Mexican migration to the United States. The pair will be honored at the 78th annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology to be held in Philadelphia in April 2018.

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Faculty awarded funding for innovative education research projects

Six Princeton University faculty members will receive funding to work on innovative, cross-disciplinary education research projects over the next two academic years. More than $500,000 was awarded to Will Dobbie, Sara McLanahan, Eldar Shafir, Nicole Shelton, Stacey Sinclair and Casey Lew-Williams by the Overdeck Education Research Innovation Fund. Continue Reading

Salganik Starts Summer Institute for Computational Social Science

Matthew Salganik and Chris Bail are creating the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, which will be funded by the Russell Sage Foundation. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in the social and data sciences (broadly conceived) to computational social science. This year the Summer Institute will be held at Princeton University, and it is free to participants. Applications are due February 24.  More information