News and Updates

News from the department’s faculty, students, alumni and events. Alumni can submit their updated news here!

Professor Deborah Carr Elected ASA Section Chair

July 13th, 2018 in Deborah Carr, Faculty, News.

Professor and Department Chair Deborah Carr has been named Chair-Elect of ASA’s Section on Medical Sociology. Congratulations, Debby!

Professor Joseph Harris Elected to ASA Section Council

July 13th, 2018 in Faculty, Joseph Harris, News.

Professor Joseph Harris has been elected to serve on the ASA Sociology of Development section’s council. Congratulations, Joe!


Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino ASA section chair-elect

July 13th, 2018 in Faculty, Japonica Brown-Saracino, News.

Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino has been elected as the next Chair of the ASA community/urban section. Congratulations, Japonica!

Professor Julian Go receives ASA award

July 13th, 2018 in Faculty, Julian Go, News.

Professor Julian Go was awarded the 2018 Lewis A. Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda-Setting from the American Sociological Association. The award is given to the sociologist “whose work holds great promise for setting the agenda in the field of sociology.” Candidates and finalists for the Coser Award are chosen by a committee of sociologists from the across the discipline, including the President of the American Sociological Association. As winner, Professor Go will deliver the Annual Coser Lecture at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the ASA in New York. Congratulations, Julian!

Conference Report of Professor Joseph Harris’ Global Health Symposium Published

July 12th, 2018 in Faculty, Joseph Harris, News.

Last fall, Professor Joseph Harris convened a two-day gathering of nearly 30 leading social scientists in an event called the Symposium on Global Health and the Social Sciences. This summer, The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future has published a new conference report based on the event and the many discussions for which it provided a platform.

Copies of the symposium proceedings have been shared with policymakers and practitioners at the World Bank, World Health Organization, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Global Development, and the Results for Development Institute.

Congratulations, Joe!