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.
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/.
Check out Professor Len Albright’s story on affordable housing.
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.
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 […]