Eric Madfis, a recent PhD from our department (and now Assistant Professor at the University of Washington-Tacoma), will speak about his research at a Congressional Briefing on School Safety and Violence Prevention in Washington, DC on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Congratulations, Eric!
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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.
Silvia Dominguez’ book Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing, and Immigrant Networks (2010, NYU Press) has been awarded an Honorable Mention by the ASA’s Latina/o Sociology Section for the section’s 2014 Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award.
President Barack Obama smiles as he meets with Eymund Diegel, center, from Brooklyn, N.Y., and Sara Wylie, from Boston. Photo courtesy of Associated Press In the Rose Garden were Sara Wylie, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Eymund Diegel, who created a system to use a large red balloon and a digital camera to take aerial […]
Alan Klein‘s latest book, Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice (2014) is an historical and anthropological analysis of indigenous culture, sport, and transnational commodity chains. It provides the topic for one of the segments of the nationally syndicated NPR program, ”It’s Only a Game,” that aired on Saturday morning, April 26. In March, the book was the subject of a […]
This year was one of particular accomplishment for our PhD students. Limiting ourselves only to the following fellowships, we are proud to announce the following achievements, and congratulate our students for the recognitions they have begun to win. Emily Cummins, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and Anthropology, received the GCWS 2014 Mother Board Writing award for her […]
Abstract This article explores and theorizes the ways in which urban space and political contestations are mapped onto each other. The ethnography illustrates the multifaceted transformations in a notoriously secularist neighborhood of ̇Istanbul, Tes ̧vikiye, as it first turns into a high-consumption locality in the post-1980s, then into a high-conflict urban space in the new […]
Check out the op-ed written by Prof. Liza Weinstein in today’s Indian Express national edition http://www.indianexpress.com/news/when-the-bulldozers-come/1203828/.