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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

Q&A with Centeno: The Paradox of War

Princeton sociologist Miguel Centeno and co-author Elaine Enriquez trace the arc of war in the Western world in their new book "War and Society." Centeno answered questions about war and what drew him to the topic. Continue Reading

Salganik Explores The Future of Social Science Research and Academic Publishing

The premise of Princeton University sociologist Matthew Salganik's forthcoming book, "Bit by Bit: Social Science in the Digital Age," is that technological innovation creates new opportunities for social science researchers. Continue Reading.

Doug Massey Cameo Appearance

Doug Massey recently made a cameo appearance on Adam Ruins Everything in a segment about the proposed border wall. Watch It Here.

Faculty Search

The Department of Sociology seeks to hire a faculty member with institutional or organizational interests working in such areas as comparative and historical sociology, political sociology, economic sociology, the family, and criminology. We are particularly interested in early career applicants that are currently at the level of advanced assistant professor or recently promoted associate professor. More Information

Open Positions for Two Postdocs

The Departments of Politics and Sociology seek applicants for two positions at the rank of postdoctoral research associate, more senior research associate, or associate professional specialist.  The start date for the position is September 1, 2016.  More information.

Han Zhang Wins Award for Paper

Han Zhang has won the Mayer N. Zald Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Student Paper Award from the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements of ASA for his paper  "Causal Impact of Witnessing Political Protest on Civic Engagement".

Professor Yu Xie featured in Princeton Alumni Weekly

Professor Xie discusses the Center on Contemporary China. Read more.

Sociology senior Dennisse Calle featured on News at Princeton

Dennisse Calle explores Cuban consumerism in her senior thesis. Read more.

Three New Faculty to Join the Department in 2016

Dalton Conley, Adam Goldstein and and Ellis Monk will join the department in the fall of 2016. Read more.

Liz Roberto featured in News at Princeton article

Liz Roberto is featued in an article about Princeton's postdoc community.  Read more.

Sociology major Briana Payton receives Truman Scholarship award for public service

Princeton University junior Briana Payton has been awarded a 2016 Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 toward graduate school. Read more.

Kim Scheppele elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kim Scheppele has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  More information about the Academy and a list of members can be found here.

Graduate Student Emilce Santana Featured in Article

Third year graduate student Emilce Santana shares her impressions of the University in News at Princeton.  Read more.

Senior Lorenzo Laing featured on News at Princeton

Princeton University senior Lorenzo Laing connects sociology and hip-hop in a video feature on News at Princeton.  Read more.

Margaret Frye featured on News at Princeton

Margaret Frye discusses her research in a recent article on News at Princeton. Read more.

Yu Xie named director of new Center on Contemporary China

Yu Xie, the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), has been named the inaugural director of the Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University. Read more.

Elizabeth Roberto Joining the Department

Elizabeth Roberto has joined the department for a two year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the McDonnell Foundation Program on Complex Systems.  Roberto received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale in May 2015.  Roberto's research interests include social stratification and inequality, urban sociology, and complex adaptive systems.

Alexander Davis wins Teaching Award

The Graduate School has honored Alexander Davis, as well as six other graduate students from various departments, for its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. Read more.

Angela Dixon Wins Award

Angela Dixon’s paper "Colorism and Classism Confounded: Perceptions of Discrimination in Latin America” has won the Society for the Study of Social Problem’s Division of Racial and Ethnic Minorities Outstanding Student Paper Award.

Marta Tienda Profiled in the Princeton Alumni Weekly

Professor Marta Tienda was interviewed by the Princeton Alumni Weekly about her work on affirmative action in higher education.  Read more.

Yu Xie will join the faculty for the fall of 2015

Yu Xie will join the faculty for the fall of 2015.  Xie is currently the Otis Dudley Duncan Dinstinguished University Professor of Sociology, Statistics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan and directs the Quantitative Methodology Program at the Survey Research Center.  Xie’s research interests include social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies, and sociology of science.

Miguel Centeno interviewed by Princeton Alumni Weekly

Miguel Centeno was interviewed by Princeton Alumni Weekly about his project on Global Systematic Risk.  

Margaret Frye to join the faculty in 2015

Margaret Frye will join the faculty in the fall of 2015.  Frye is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, and she received her Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley in 2013.  Frye's research interests include sociology of culture, gender and sexuality, and education. She uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, and her research has thus far been primarily located in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically Malawi. 

Students on the Job Market

Princeton students on the Job Market for 2014-2015: Job Market Profiles

Viviana Zelizer featured on BackStory Radio

BackStory talks with historian Viviana Zelizer about 19th century wrongful death suits, compensation paid to parents, and changing understandings of the worth of a child. Click here to listen.