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Graduate Student Awards

This year’s crop of graduate student awards is really impressive, and indicate the breadth of student expertise and achievements in areas relating to globalization, urban development, and gender. We expect very similar achievements in our rapidly growing field of environment and health; stay tuned for that. In the meantime, please join me in congratulating the […]

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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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Using Science to Foster Environmental Social Action

http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/news/september-13-newsletter/kaya-simmons-video.html

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Professor Len Albright

Check out Professor Len Albright’s story on affordable housing.

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Renaissance Park Location

The following faculty members from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology have moved to Renaissance Park (RP). Faculty member-New office number Mindelyn Buford-201E Anthony Jones-225H Jeff Juris-215N Alan Klein-215G Doreen Lee-215J Nina Sylvanus-210N Silvia Dominguez-210N Liza Weinstein-215M Kathrin Zippel-225F For more information, contact the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 500 Holmes Hall at 617-373-2686.

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Professor Len Albright

Read Professor Albright’s newly published book. Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson & David N. Kinsey

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Dr. Doreen Lee

The department is pleased to announce that Dr. Doreen Lee has been awarded an IIAS Fellowship in the Asian Cities research cluster at the International Institute for Asian Studies, located in Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Congratulations to Yingchan Zhang

Yingchan Zhang has won the Karen R. Polenske Best Student Paper Award. The paper is titled “Becoming The Next Global Cities and Generating the New Middle Class? The Cases of China and India.” Yingchan will be attending the 2013 International Association for China Planning Conference in Shanghai and will receive the award at the end […]

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Middle-class parents in the Boston Public Schools

See Chase Billingham and Professor Shelley McDonough Kimelberg’s article in the Boston Globe.

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