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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.
How do you pack for an escape?: A refugee’s story | Opinion
April 13, 2022

Up to four million refugees could be forced to leave Ukraine if the situation escalates. We need to make sure they have a home to return to.

How do we fix our credit scoring system?
April 13, 2022

Our data-based credit system was meant to be free of prejudice. It's not.

When We Were Socially Distant, Money Brought Us Closer
April 13, 2022

As the Covid-19 pandemic shattered lives and livelihoods, experts somberly anticipated a decline in philanthropic donations.

Watch | Pandemics: The Maths, the Masks, the Madness
Jan. 26, 2022
Pandemics are nothing new, but the last handful of pandemics have all caught us by surprise...
Sara McLanahan, Who Studied Single Motherhood, Dies at 81
Jan. 20, 2022
NYT: A Princeton sociologist and a single mother herself, she brought her own experience to her wide body of scholarly work.
Sara McLanahan | December 27, 1940 – December 31, 2021
Jan. 3, 2022
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Written by Kathryn Edin
by Kathryn Edin. Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, passed away on December 31 at 3:15 p.m.
Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award Awarded to Gözde Güran
Dec. 6, 2021
The winner for the Social Sciences category is Gozde Güran, whose highly original dissertation traces the complex hawala system of informal money transfer in light of the 2011 Syrian civil war and the ensuing refugee crisis.
Listen | Why Is Murder Spiking? And Can Cities Address It Without Police?
Nov. 24, 2021
Meet the Princeton Sociologist Who Thinks Policing 'Unsustainable' – The New York Times
Interdisciplinary Data Science Search
Nov. 22, 2021
As part of a major new initiative in interdisciplinary data science, Princeton University is undertaking a search for faculty members at all academic ranks across all areas of science, engineering, social science, and humanities.