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Sociology News Archive

  • Bielby in Chicago Tribune article

    Bill Bielby, in a Chicago Tribune article, respondents to a Supreme Court ruling that blocked a discrimination class-action suit against Wal-Mart.
  • Hall and Clarno join the department

    In an era in which new faculty appointments are few and far between, we are extremely fortunate to have Matthew Hall join our department (joint with IGPA) and to have Andy Clarno make the transition from a visiting position into the ranks of our assistant professors.
  • Gordon, faculty investigator for 2012 Chicago Area Study

    Professor Gordon is the faculty investigator for the 2012 Chicago Area Study.
  • Risman wins Public Understanding in Sociology Award

    Professor Barbara Risman won the American Sociological Associations Public Understanding in Sociology Award.
  • Mingus and Zopf paper accepted by Social Thought and Research

    Graduate students Will Mingus and Bradley Zopf had their paper, "White Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry, The Racial Project in Explaining Mass Shootings," accepted for publication in the journal Social Thought and Research.
  • Underman published in Gender and Society

    Graduate student Kelly Underman's paper, "It's the Knowledge that Puts You in Control: The Embodied Labor of Gynecological Educators," was published in Gender and Society's August 2011 issue.
  • Risman featured in Mike Hogan's Blog

    Professor Barbara Risman, who won the American Sociological Associations Public Understanding in Sociology award at this year's annual meeting, was recently featured in University of Illinois president Mike Hogan's blog.
  • Bielby covered in AtLAS

    Professor Bill Bielby, shares his story with AtLAS, the College of Arts and Sciences newsletter.
  • Risman writes piece for

    Professor Barbara Risman, while on leave this year, wrote an opinion piece for on sexual harassment.
  • Semyonov interviewed by Science Watch

    Professor Moshe Semyonov was recently interviewed by Science Watch in response to one of his papers on attitudes towards immigrants being the most cited in the social sciences.
  • Recent defense!

    Congratulations to William Mingus for a successful defense of his dissertation!