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Professor Brown-Saracino wins the Jane Addams Award for best article

June 23rd, 2016 in Faculty, News.

The Community and Urban Sociology Section has awarded Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino the Jane Addams award for her article, “How Places Shape Identity: The Origins of Distinctive LBQ Identities in Four Small U.S. Cities,” appearing in the American Journal of Sociology. Congratulations Professor Brown-Saracino!

Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino

Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino

Professor Ashley Mears elected section chair of the ASA Consumers and Consumption Section

June 17th, 2016 in Faculty, News.

Professor Ashley Mears

Professor Ashley Mears

Professor Ashley Mears will serve as chair of the ASA Consumers and Consumption Section. She will join Professors Catherine Connell and Neha Gondal, who have also been elected to hold chair positions of the ASA. Congrats, Professor Mears! 

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Professor Ashley Mears receives ASA honorable mention

June 17th, 2016 in Faculty, News.

The American Sociological Association section on Occupations, Organizations and Work has awarded Professor Ashley Mears the W. Richard Scott Award for Best Article for her article titled, ““Working for Free in the VIP: Relational Work and the Production of Consent.”

Professor Mears (right) teaching a sociology seminar.

Professor Mears (right) teaching a sociology seminar.

Professor Grundy Honors Muhammad Ali in ESPN article

June 13th, 2016 in Faculty, News.

GrundyPicESPN published an article by Professor Grundy about her interaction with Muhammad Ali when he visited her hometown over twenty years ago. Grundy describes how she channeled the fighter’s spirit into her own battles with cancer and adversity ever since the two met.

Professor Neha Gondal receives grant from US Airforce

June 9th, 2016 in Faculty, News.

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Professor Neha Gondal

Neha Gondal has received a grant from the United States Air Force to study fuel conservation practices amongst USAF pilots. Dr. Gondal and her co-PI at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) will use an experimental approach to study how strategies of fuel conservation diffuse across formal and informal pilot networks. The study will be run across three wings and eight USAF squadrons located in the United States.

 

 

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