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
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
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.
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
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".
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 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.
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.
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.
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.