|Fourcade-Gourinchas paper wins ASA Culture section award.|
|John Evans receives book-of-the-year prize from ASA|
|Michele Lamont voted Chair-Elect of ASA Theory Section|
|Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas paper receives ASA Award|
|Portes volume receives ASA Sorokin Award|
|Michael Lindsay receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship|
|Sara Curran receives Graduate Mentoring Award|
|Viviana Zelizer honored with named chair|
|Marvin Bressler receives Merit Award|
|Alejandro Portes receives named Professorship|
|Alexandra Kalev to receive Coser Dissertation Proposal Award from ESS|
|Scott Lynch wins GSA Dissertation Research Award|
|Scott Washington to receive Candace Rogers Award from ESS|
|Harvard's Orlando Patterson to deliver 7th Annual Tumin Lecture, April 4, 2002|
|Robert Wuthnow wins award for 1998 book|
|Sociology faculty win ASA posts|
|Sabrina Pendergrass '02 Wins ABS Award|
|Book Signing by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut|
|Fourcade-Gourinchas paper wins ASA Culture section award||Posted (7/19/02)|
Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas's paper in the June 2001 issue of THEORY AND SOCIETY, "Politics, Institutional Structure and the Rise of Economics: A Comparative Study," has won this year's best article award from the Sociology of Culture section of the American Sociological Association. The award will be presented at next month's annual meetings.
During academic year 2002-03 Ms. Fourcade-Gourinchas will be a Research Staff Member and Lecturer in Sociology.
|John Evans receives book-of-the-year prize from ASA||Posted (7/01/02)|
The Religion section of the American Sociological Association has awarded its book-of-the-year prize to John Evans for his book "Playing God? Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate" (University of Chicago Press, 2002).
John is a former graduate student in the Department of Sociology and next year will be Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego.
|Lamont voted Chair-Elect of ASA Theory Section||Posted (7/01/02)|
|Michele Lamont has recently been voted Chair-Elect of the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association.|
|Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas paper receives ASA Award||Posted (7/18/02)|
Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas's paper with Evan Schofer, "The Structural Contexts of Civic Engagement" (American Sociological Review, December 2001) has been selected by the American Sociological Association as the winner of the 2002 Political Sociology Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award. The award will be given at the Political Sociology Business Meeting at ASA this summer.
In the coming academic year, Ms. Fourcade-Gourinchas will be a Research Staff Member and Lecturer in Sociology.
|Portes volume receives ASA Sorokin Award||Posted (7/14/02)|
|"The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation" (University of California Press), by Alejandro Portes and Ruben Rumbaut, has received the Pitrim Sorokin Award for the best book published in 2001. The Sorokin Award is the highest form of recognition to scholarly publications given by the American Sociological Association.|
|Michael Lindsay receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship||Posted (7/14/02)|
|Michael Lindsay, a first-year graduate student in sociology, has been named a Graduate Research Fellow by the National Science Foundation, an honor bestowed upon only six sociologists nationwide this year. Widely considered as the top pre-dissertation fellowship for a graduate student in sociology, the Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support and is designed to recognize the nation's next generation of scientific leaders.|
|Sara Curran receives Graduate Mentoring Award||Posted (7/03/02)|
Assistant Professor of Sociology Sara Curran is one of four Princeton faculty members who have been named the inaugural recipients of Graduate Mentoring Awards and will be honored during the Graduate School's hooding ceremony on Monday, June 3.
The other three are: Barbara Hahn, professor of Germanic languages and literatures; Mansour Shayegan, professor of electrical engineering; and Elias Stein, the Albert Baldwin Dod Professor of Mathematics.
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, together with the Graduate School, instituted the award this year to honor Princeton faculty members whose work with graduate students is particularly outstanding.
"To our surprise and delight, approximately 100 students responded," said Georgia Nugent, dean of the McGraw Center. "In all, 36 faculty members from 21 different departments were put forward by appreciative graduate students."
One faculty member in each academic division (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering) was chosen for the award by a committee of faculty members and graduate students. In addition to being honored at the ceremony, each will receive a commemorative gift.
Curran's teaching and research interests include internal migration, family demography, gender and development in the global south, particularly Southeast Asia. She has been a faculty member at Princeton since 1996.
In nominating her for the award, students mentioned her dedicated guidance in their efforts to write research papers and her work to collaborate with them on projects. Others appreciated her advice on career-related issues.
"She, more than any other professor I know, came to personify that ideal Princeton teacher whose dedication to students and their pursuit of knowledge forms the very essence of the Princeton experience," wrote one.
|Viviana Zelizer honored with named chair||Posted (4/16/02)|
|Professor Viviana Zelizer has been named by Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman and the University's Board of Trustees as The Lloyd Cotsen '50 Professor of Sociology, effective July 1, 2002. Professor Zelizer is a former Chair of the Department of Sociology, Chair of the new ASA section on Economic Sociology, and elected member of the ASA Council for the section on Comparative/Historical Sociology.|
|Marvin Bressler receives Merit Award||Posted (3/26/02)|
|Marvin Bressler, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, received the Merit Award of the Eastern Sociological Society on March 9, 2002. This award has been presented annually since 1960 to a senior scholar for “outstanding contributions to the discipline.” The recipients include such stalwarts as Tallcott Parsons, Robert K. Merton, A.B.Hollingshead, David Riesman, George Homans etc. The following have received the award since 1995: Herbert Gans, Charles Tilly, Charles B. Perrow, Harrison C. White, Eliot Freidson, Suzanne Keller, and Kai Erikson.|
|Alejandro Portes named Beck Professor of Sociology||Posted (2/07/02)|
|Alejandro Portes, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for Migration and Development, and elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been named by Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology, effective February 1, 2002.|
|Alexandra Kalev to receive Coser Dissertation Proposal Award from ESS||Posted (1/7/02)|
|Alexandra Kalev, a fourth-year graduate student in Sociology, has been selected as the 2002 winner of the Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Proposal Award sponsored by the Eastern Sociological Society. Alexandra will discuss her work, "From Policy to Change: The Effect of Compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Legislation on Organizations' Workforce Sex Composition, 1980-1999," and receive her award at the ESS Annual Meetings in March 2002.
DISSERTATION ABSTRACT: Despite intensive Civil Rights legislation and the subsequent widespread adoption of Human Resource compliance practices (such as internal labor markets, family leaves, and diversity management) over the last decades, we have no data on their effectiveness for reducing gender inequality in organizations. This study will use nationally representative, longitudinal administrative and survey data to examine how these compliance practices affect the share of women in core and managerial jobs and also compare the effects of practices that embody procedural fairness with those that embody substantive justice in varying economic and political contexts.
Committee members include Professors Frank Dobbin, Bruce Western and Viviana Zelizer
|Scott Lynch wins GSA Dissertation Research Award||Posted (1/4/02)|
|Scott Lynch, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has received the 2001 Dissertation Research Award from the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America for his dissertation, "Life Course and Cohort Variation in the Relationship between Education and Health and Mortality."
Professor Lynch joined the Department of Sociology in September 2001 after receiving his Master's Degree in Statistics and Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. This year Scott is teaching the year-long Empirical Seminar for graduate students and the graduate-level course in Social Statistics.
|Scott Washington to receive Candace Rogers Award from ESS||Posted (1/4/02)|
|Scott Washington, a second-year graduate student in Sociology, has been selected by the Eastern Sociological Society to receive the 2002 Candace Rogers Award for an outstanding graduate-student paper. Scott will present his paper, "Social Classification: An Integrative Approach," and receive his award at the ESS Annual Meetings in March 2002.
This marks the third year in a row that a Princeton graduate student has won the Candace Rogers Award. Previous winners include:
Eszter Hargittai (2001) for her paper, "Weaving the Western Web: Explaining Differences in Internet Connectivity Among OECD Countries"; and
Nina Bandelj (2000) for her work, "Embedded Economies: Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Euro
|Harvard's Orlando Patterson to deliver 7th Annual Tumin Lecture, April 4, 2002||Posted (4/08/02)|
|Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, will deliver the 7th Annual Melvin Tumin Lecture on Social Inequality, on Thursday, April 4, 2002, from 4:30-6:00pm in Bowl 2 of Robertson Hall. Professor Patterson will speak on the subject, "American Antigone: Gender, Class, and Power in the Reconstructions of Freedom."|
|Robert Wuthnow wins award for 1998 book||Posted (10/08/01)|
|Robert Wuthnow, Professor of Sociology, Gerhard R. Andlinger '52 Professor of Social Sciences, and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion, has won the Award for Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action for his book Loose Connections: Joining Together in America's Fragmented Communities (Harvard University Press, 1998).|
|Sociology faculty win ASA posts||Posted (10/08/01)|
|Professors Viviana Zelizer and Sara Curran from Princeton's Department of Sociology have won leadership positions in the American Sociological Association as a result of the 2001 elections.
Viviana Zelizer was elected Chair of the new section on Economic Sociology; and member of the Council of the section on Comparative/Historical Sociology.
Sara Curran was elected to the Council of the section on International Migration.
|Sabrina Pendergrass '02 Wins ABS Award|
|Sabrina Pendergrass, a senior in the Department, has been awarded first prize in the 2001 Association of Black Sociologists' Undergraduate Paper Competition.
She will be recognized for her paper, "The Origins of Intraracial Skin Color Prejudice: A Critical Review" during the ABS conference being held in Anaheim, CA in August.
|Book Signing by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut|
|At noon on Thursday, October 4, 2001, Ruben G. Rumbaut will be speaking from two new publications, Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation and Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America, which he co-authored with Alejandro Portes. The lecture will take place at the Third World Center at Princeton University, located at 86 Olden Street.
On the evening of the 4th, both authors will host a book signing event for the same publications, with an introduction by Professor Portes. That will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Princeton University Store, 36 University Place. All are invited to attend both or either event.