Professor and Department Chair Matthew Hunt was elected to the American Sociological Association’s national Committee on Publications. The Committee is responsible for periodic review of existing ASA journals, as well as decisions on proposals for new Association-wide and section journals. His three-year term begins on Sept. 1, 2015.
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Congratulations to Prof. Len Albright, whose research on racial discrimination and predatory lending in Baltimore (just published in Social Problems, with Jacob Rugh and Douglas Massey) was highlighted in a recent New York Times editorial (http://nyti.ms/1BxhGnj). Nice work, Len!
On May 21, 2015, Professor Daniel Faber received the 2015 Environmental Justice Award from Alternatives for Community & Environment for his persistence in campaigning for an Executive Order on Environmental Justice and for the legacy of his work in bringing improvements to the health and environment of communities of color and low-income communities.
Congratulations to Prof. Phil Brown, who has received a $343,163 grant from the National Science Foundation to study “Perfluorinated Chemicals: The Social Discovery of a Class of Emerging Contaminants.” His project investigates the social discovery, scientific controversies, and regulatory issues of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are now being termed poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). There…
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Congratulations to PhD student Christopher Prener on accepting a tenure track assistant professor position in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at St. Louis University (St. Louis, Missouri)! We wish him the very best in the transition to this new position. Well done!
Congratulations to PhD student Emily Cummins on receiving the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Research (Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences division)! As the university’s announcement notes, “recipients of this award have shown their ability to conduct high-level research and make contributions to the scholarly literature in their field.” The award will be conferred at…
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On January 19, 2015, Professor Faber was interviewed by the WGBH Program Living Lab in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The focus of the interview was about Massachusetts’ environmental justice issues, and the new reforms put in place by Governor Patrick. To listen to the interview, and/or read the Living Lab writeup of…
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Professor Alan Klein’s book was highlighted on Boston Globe’s list of best sports books of 2014. Click on link.
Congratulations to PhD alumnus Bob Granfield on his appointment as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University at Buffalo. To read UB’s formal announcement, see: http://www.buffalo.edu/provost/messages/vpfac-announcement.html.
Len Albright’s book, Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb, co-authored with Douglas S. Massey, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson & David N. Kinsey (2013, Princeton University Press), has been awarded the 2014 Robert Park Book Award from the ASA’s Community and Urban Sociology Section.