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PhD Alumnus to present at Congressional Briefing

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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Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice

Professor Alan Klein’s book was highlighted on Boston Globe’s list of best sports books of 2014. Click on link.

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Bob Granfield, PhD Alumnus

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.

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Professor Len Albright wins 2014 Robert Park Book Award

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.

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Honorable Mention for Professor Siliva Dominguez

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.

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Flying Camera

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 […]

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Check out Professor Alan Klein’s latest Book

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 […]

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Sociology Graduate Students at Northeastern win Major Awards

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 […]

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Prof. Berna Turam awarded IJURR Best Article Prize

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 […]

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Professor Liza Weinstein

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/.    

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