News and Updates

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

Professor Ana Villarreal featured on Brown University Podcast

March 2nd, 2018 in Ana Villarreal, Faculty, News.

Sociology assistant professor Ana Villarreal was featured in the Watson Institute at Brown University’s podcast about international affairs. Ana offered her expertise on violence and upper-class seclusion in Mexico.

Congrats, Ana!



Professor Saida Grundy appears as panelist on WGBH

January 30th, 2018 in News.

Professor Saida Grundy appeared as a panelist for the televised WGBH program Basic Black discussing race and immigration policy during the first year of the Trump administration.

Congrats, Saida!

Saida Grundy (far left)

Saida Grundy (far left)

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Japonica Brown-Saracino Publishes Second Book

December 13th, 2017 in Faculty, Japonica Brown-Saracino.

Sociology professor Japonica Brown-Saracino has published her second book, How Places Make Us, through University of Chicago Press.

An excerpt from the book is featured on Slate. Congratulations, Japonica! Japonica Fall 2017How places make us


Meghan Tinsley’s paper to appear in Current Sociology

November 27th, 2017 in Graduate Students.

Meghan Tinsley

Meghan Tinsley

Graduate student Meghan Tinsley’s paper, “Decolonizing the Civic/Ethnic Binary” has been accepted for publication in the journal Current Sociology. Congratulations, Meghan!


Professor Joseph Harris Convened Global Health Symposium

November 13th, 2017 in Faculty, Joseph Harris, News.

Joe HarrisLast week, Sociology Professor Joseph Harris convened the inaugural Symposium on Global Health and the Social Sciences on Nov. 9 and 10, with sponsorship from the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

Event description is continued on the Pardee Center Website.

Congrats, Joe!