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Sociology graduate students honored

Two graduate students in the Department of Sociology have been recognized by the American Sociological Association for groundbreaking work in their field.

Eszter Hargittai received the Best Graduate Student Paper Prize in the association's Section on Sociology and Computers for 2001. Her winning paper, "Weaving the Western Web: Explaining Differences in Internet Connectivity Among OECD Countries," was published in Telecommunications Policy.

Brian Steensland's article, "The Measure of American Religion: Toward Improving the State of the Art," was selected by the Article Award Committee of the association's Section on Religion as the outstanding article of the past two years. The paper, published in Social Forces, was written with Lynn Robinson, a graduate student at the University, and Brad Wilcox, who earned a Ph.D. here in 2001.

The American Sociological Association is a non-profit membership association founded in 1905 to advance sociology as a scientific discipline and as a profession serving the public good. Its members are researchers, practitioners, university faculty and students.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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