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Democracy's Long Game: An Interview with Paul Starr
May 20, 2020
Paul DiMaggio speaks with Paul Starr about his book “Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies,” which he worked on during his 2014–15 CASBS fellowship.
Scheppele Named Winner of Service Award by Law and Society Association
May 12, 2020
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Written by Staff, The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Professor Kim Lane Scheppele was named the winner of the Ronald Pipkin Service Award from the Law and Society Association (LSA), where she served as president from 2017 to 2019.
Armstrong named head of Butler College at Princeton
May 4, 2020
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Written by The Office of Communications
Armstrong is an associate professor of sociology and public affairs, The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. She will succeed Nicole Shelton, the Stuart Professor of Psychology, who has been head of Butler College since 2012.
Seeing like a Rover, with Janet Vertessi
April 29, 2020
In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Janet Vertessi, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton, on her book Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams, and Images Craft Knowledge of Mars.
Universal Childhood Allowance Could Reduce Childhood Poverty, Edin Testifies
April 14, 2020
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Written by B. Rose Kelly

Today, about 15 million children in the United States live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold. This is why reducing childhood poverty is a top priority for some  U.S. lawmakers, who are trying to identify the most effective ways to reverse course of this troubling trend.  

On March 3, the House Appropriations…

A massive wave of evictions is coming. Temporary bans won't help.
April 9, 2020
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Written by Alieza Durana and Matthew Desmond
Before the novel coronavirus struck, 300,000 evictions were filed in the United States in a typical month. With nearly 10 million people filing unemployment claims last month, evictions would clearly skyrocket, absent intervention from the government.
The Rise of Authoritarian Democracies
March 17, 2020
Professor Kim Lane Scheppele speaks with "Vital Interests," a new venue edited by John Berger, the legendary law and politics editor from Cambridge University Press who has now switched his curatorial work online.
Fernández-Kelly receives Distinguished Career Award from American Sociological Association
Jan. 14, 2020
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Written by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications
Patricia Fernández-Kelly, a professor of sociology at Princeton, has received the 2020 ASA Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association (ASA).
Conley and Tilghman named AAAS Fellows
Nov. 27, 2019
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Written by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications
Dalton Conley, the Henry Putnam University Professor in Sociology, and Shirley M. Tilghman, president of the University, emeritus, and professor of molecular biology and public affairs, have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their scientifically or socially distinguished work.
Viviana Zelizer Receives Honorary Doctorate from Sciences PO
Nov. 27, 2019
Princeton’s Viviana Zelizer was awarded the title “Doctor Honoris Causa” at Sciences Po University, Paris.