We would like to thank Rabbi Ariana Katz (CAS 2012) for speaking at the Sociology 2023 Commencement. The full text of her speech can be found below. Ariana Katz is the founding rabbi of Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl (SHTEE-bul), a warm and joyful congregation in Baltimore, MD. She is a queer white Ashkenazi femme […]
Recent PhD Selma Hedlund will be joining the Center for Antiracist Research as a Scholar in Practice Postdoctoral Fellow this July. The program aims to train and mentor scholar-activists invested in utilizing their research expertise to directly contribute to social change. Congrats Selma!
2022 graduate Jon Shaffer will be joining the University of Vermont’s department of Sociology this Fall as an assistant professor. Congratulations to Jon on on this wonderful accomplishment! We would also like to extend congratulations and thanks to Joe Harris, who supervised Jon’s dissertation, as well as to the rest of his committee: Alya Guseva, […]
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh just announced Taylor Cain’s (PhD, 2019) appointment as Director of the City of Boston’s Housing Innovation Lab (i-Lab).
Sarah Tosh (BA, 2009, Sociology and Political Science) completed her doctorate in sociology this spring at CUNY Graduate Center and will begin her professional career as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Camden in the fall of 2019. Her dissertation concerns the processes of demonization of […]
Graduate Student Rebecca Farber becomes Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the College of William & Mary
Congratulations to Rebecca Farber, who has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of William and Mary. Rebecca is a current PhD student. Best of luck to Rebecca — we wish you success!
David Levy (Ph.D. 2018) has accepted a position as a monitoring and evaluation specialist at the Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development. Congratulations, David!
Congratulations to Meaghan Stiman, who has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor of sociology at the College of William and Mary. Meaghan is a 2017 PhD, whose dissertation explored “The City or The Country: Second Homeownership in Urban and Rural Contexts.” Best of luck to Meaghan in this exciting new position!
The Department of Sociology is delighted to announce that alumna Desiree Saab, MPH, PhD (CAS ’81) will serve as the 2019 Sociology Commencement Ceremony speaker. Desiree Saab is a health care administrator and educator, who has worked in urban health care and educational systems for over thirty years. A significant part of her professional life […]
Graduate student Alexandre (“Sasha”) White has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, titled: Epidemic Orientalism: Social Construction And The Global Management Of Infectious Disease. Sasha will soon begin a Provost’s Postdoctoral fellowship in the Johns Hopkins University sociology department. Congratulations, Sasha!