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Sociology 102: Police Violence, #BlackLivesMatter and the Covid-19 Pandemic.
June 14, 2020

COMING FALL 2020: This course will examine the historic moment in which we are living in order to introduce students to the concept of race and discipline of sociology.

Why America fell for guns
April 15, 2024

The US today has extraordinary levels of gun ownership. But to see this as a venerable tradition is to misread history.

Guggenheim Fellowship to Kim Lane Scheppele
April 12, 2024

Seven Princeton faculty members have received 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships, the largest faculty cohort since 2017. This year's recipients are...

A Drop in American Gun Violence
Nov. 2, 2023

Some progress has been made on firearm violence in recent decades.

In the U.S., geography is fate. A new book on poverty seeks to change that
Aug. 8, 2023

“Where you live should not decide/ Whether you live or whether you die.”

What the Best Places in America Have in Common
Aug. 5, 2023
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Written by Kathryn Edin

And what they reveal about alleviating poverty across the country

Legacy Admissions Don’t Work the Way You Think They Do
July 12, 2023

Dr. Khan is a professor of sociology and American studies at Princeton who studies culture, inequality, gender and elites.

In new book, Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond urges individuals to commit to abolishing American poverty
April 12, 2023

In the prologue to his latest book, Matthew Desmond bluntly assesses who we are in the United States, “the richest country on earth, with more poverty than any other advanced democracy.”

Arun Hendi, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs,
Jan. 17, 2023

was recently awarded a $2.6 million grant over the next five years from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institute of Health.

Anna Kirkland appointed the Kim Lane Scheppele Collegiate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan
Aug. 29, 2022

Media Appearances:

-- PBS NewsHour examines Viktor Orbán’s attraction to the American Right: