Miguel Angel Centeno is the 2012 co-recipient of Princeton University’s MLK Day Journey Award, given in recognition of efforts to continue the effort to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision
Paul DiMaggio is Principal Investigator for Princeton on an NSF grant to six universities to host postdoctoral fellows studying the origins and effects of the Great Recession
Mitch Duneier received a President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and was elected to membership in the Sociological Research Association
Tom Espenshade and Alexandria Walton Radford's book, No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class In Elite College Admission and Campus Life, is the recipient of the 2011 Pierre Bourdieu Award for the best book in the sociology of education from the Sociology of Education section of the American Sociological Association.
Patricia Fernandez-Kelly served as Acting Director of the Latino Studies Program
Angel Harris was the recipient of a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study
Doug Massey is this the 2012 winner of the American Sociological Association’s Award for Public Understanding of Sociology
Sara McLanahan was elected as a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and as a member of the National Academy of Sciences
Devah Pager has been awarded the 2012 Early Career Award from the ASA Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility. The IPM Early Career Award is awarded annually to recognize a scholar who has made major contributions early in his or her career.
Alejandro Portes has been elected as the James S. Coleman Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Gilbert Rozman spent the 2010-11 academic year as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC
Matthew Salganik is Principal Investigator for an NIH project on respondent-driven sampling for the study of hidden populations, PI for a Google Faculty Research Award on developments in bottom-up social data collection, and Co-PI for an NSF project on robust socio-technological networks. He is the recipient of Princeton University’s Jonathan Dickinson Bicentennial Preceptorship.
Kim Lane Scheppele has been elected an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and as treasurer of the National Security Law Section of the Association of American Law School. She will give the Rosenthal Lectures at Northwestern Law School in September 2011 .
Edward Telles is the focus of a feature story in News at Princeton about his research broadening the study of race and ethnicity.
Marta Tienda was appointed to the Key National Indicators Commission and the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
Graduate Student News
Nick Ehrmann has launched a non-profit education fellowship program.
Yael Berda received the following grants:
National Science foundation dissertation improvement grant - Law and Social sciences 2011-2013 American council of learned societies/Mellon Dissertation completion Grant (Declined) 2012-2013 University Center for Human Values Graduate Prize Fellowship 2012-2013
PIIRS Dissertation Completion Grant (Declined) 2012-2013
Sarah Brayne was awarded the ASA Section on Crime, Law and Deviance Distinguished Student Paper Award.
Angele Christin was awarded the Porter Jacobus Fellowship for the 2012-13 academic year. She also was awarded a grant from the Ministère de la Culture. Subvention de Recherche n° 2100392698. Principal investigator on the project “Arts participation in the United States and France, 1981-2008”
Rene Flores is the recipient of a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council as well as the Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship, Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan/ASA Methodology section.
Lauren Gaydosh has received the Fulbright U.S. Student Grand Award for 2012-2013.
Alice Goffman is the recipient of the Distinguished Dissertation Award from the American Sociological Association
Sarah Islam is one of two grant recipients selected by the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad, American University in Cairo (U.S. Department of Education) Program Level II Research and Training Grant for CASA I Alumni
Erin D. Johnston received the "Honorable Mention" for the Student Paper Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion for her paper entitled, "'I was always this way ...': Rhetorics of Continuity in Narratives of Conversion."
Jeff Lane received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant
Carol MacGregor received the 2011 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Distinguished Article Award for the following paper: Lim, Chaeyoon, Carol Ann MacGregor, and Robert Putnam (2010) “Secular and Liminal: Discovering Heterogeneity among Religious Nones” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49(4):596-618
Alexandra K. Murphy received a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan (will begin Fall 2012).
Jayanti Owens has received a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant.
David Pedulla received a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant
Allison Youatt Schnable received a 2012 Lake Institute Dissertation Fellowship
Daniel J. Schneider received the follow awards and fellowships:
Robert Hoffman *58 Scholar, Princeton University. 2012
Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Section on Sociology of Population. 2011
Charlotte Elizabeth Proctor Honorific Fellowship, Princeton University. 2011-2012
Liza Steele received an Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association Children and Youth Section, 2011 and a Graduate Student Paper Award Honorable Mention, American Sociological Association Community and Urban Sociology Section, 2011
Naomi Sugie received the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division Graduate Student Paper Award for her second empirical paper, entitled “When the elderly turn to crime: revisiting the age-crime curve in an aging population"
Alex Tham is the recipient of the Philip G. Terrie ’39 Fellowship.
Charles Varner received a 2011-2012. National Science Foundation Grant, "Doctoral Dissertation Research: State Variation in Taxation Policies."
Melanie Wright received an Honorable Mention from the graduate research fellowship committee.
Other Department News
Sociology major Ann-Marie Elvin has been named co-winner of the University’s distinguished 2012 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate