Fragile Families Challenge uses ‘big data’ to answer big questions
Nov. 13, 2017
Written by Pooja Makhijani, Office of Communications
What would happen if hundreds of social scientists and data scientists worked together on a scientific challenge to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the United States?
Matthew Desmond receives Pulitzer Prize and other awards for 'Evicted'
Oct. 2, 2017

Matt Desmond has received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for Evicted.  The book also received the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal, the Order of the Coif Biennial Book Award, and the Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association. Evicted was also named one of the top ten books…

Board of Trustees Approves New Faculty Appointments
July 10, 2017
Meet the new faculty members joining the Department of Sociology this year.
Conley harnesses tools of social science, genomics to answer lifelong questions
May 18, 2017
Dalton Conley was just a kid in 1970s New York, but lessons about race and class came quickly.
Faculty Award: Massey recognized for work on Mexico-U.S. migration
May 2, 2017
The Society for Applied Anthropology has awarded Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and Jorge Durand Arp-Nisen of the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, the 2018 Bronislaw Malinowski Award.
Faculty Awarded Funding For Innovative Education Research Projects
March 20, 2017
Six Princeton University faculty members will receive funding to work on innovative, cross-disciplinary education research projects over the next two academic years.
Salganik Starts Summer Institute for Computational Social Science
March 3, 2017

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…

Han Zhang Wins Award for Paper
Feb. 22, 2017

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".

Doug Massey Cameo Appearance
Feb. 22, 2017

Doug Massey recently made a cameo appearance on Adam Ruins Everything in a segment about the proposed border wall. Watch It Here.

Salganik Explores The Future of Social Science Research and Academic Publishing
Feb. 22, 2017

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(link is external)