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Sunday, Mar 4, 2018
Jessica Compton’s family of four would have no income if she didn’t donate plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna, in Chicago, have gone for days with nothing to eat other than spoiled milk. After two decades of groundbreaking research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin...
Sunday, Mar 4, 2018
How does a so-called bad neighborhood go about changing its reputation? Is it simply a matter of improving material conditions or picking the savviest marketing strategy? What kind of role can or should the arts play in that process? Does gentrification always entail a betrayal of a neighborhood’s roots? Tackling these questions and offering a...
Sunday, Mar 4, 2018
For a century, social scientists have avoided genetics like the plague. But the nature-nurture wars are over. In the past decade, a small but intrepid group of economists, political scientists, and sociologists have harnessed the genomics revolution to paint a more complete picture of human social life than ever before. The Genome Factor describes...
Monday, Nov 13, 2017
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?
Monday, 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.

Monday, Jul 10, 2017
by ealtman
Meet the new faculty members joining the Department of Sociology this year.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
by ealtman
Dalton Conley was just a kid in 1970s New York, but lessons about race and class came quickly.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
by ealtman
Six Princeton University faculty members will receive funding to work on innovative, cross-disciplinary education research projects over the next two academic years.
Friday, Mar 3, 2017
by ealtman

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.

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