Conley and Tilghman named AAAS Fellows
Nov. 27, 2019
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
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
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.
Three seniors win Labouisse Prize for international civic engagement projects
May 13, 2019
Written by Pooja Makhijani, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Princeton University seniors Jazmyn Blackburn, Mariachiara Ficarelli and Isabel James have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.
Sara McLanahan and Kathryn Edin elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 26, 2019

Sara McLanahan and Kathryn Edin have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!  They will be inducted alongside Sociology department alum Michelle Obama ‘85! Congratulations to Sara and Kathy!…