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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.
Sociologist professor discusses how having hidden wealth may be embarrassing
Nov. 11, 2019
How do people afford luxury things? Frederick Wherry, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University joins the Matt Bubala Show live to discuss the age old concept: is the grass always greener on the other side?
Entrenchment and Overcoming the Power of Concentrated Wealth Featuring Paul Starr
July 17, 2019
Efforts at controlling the powers of concentrated wealth has been an ongoing problem within society. Some believe overcoming the issue involves looking back at the foundations of democratic societies.
Summer institute advances social science in the digital age
July 16, 2019
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Written by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications
What factors make a political movement successful? Can internet searches reveal patterns of economic inequality? How do racial and gender biases influence health outcomes?
Pipeline program founded by Sociology Professor Centeno in 2000 continues to open opportunities for local high school students
July 10, 2019
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Written by Emily De Jesus – Trenton Daily
Positive, prosperous, priceless, — three words that perfectly describe the Princeton University Preparatory Program and their community of young, driven scholars.
Sociologist Alejandro Portes receives Princess of Asturias Award in the Social Sciences
June 10, 2019
Alejandro Portes, the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, and senior scholar in sociology, has been awarded the 2019 Princess of Asturias Award in the Social Sciences. The Princess of Asturias Awards are the highest form of recognition bestowed by the Spanish Crown and among the most important prizes conferred in the European Union.