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Stephanie Chan wins Academic Senate Teaching Award

Graduate student Stephanie Chan has won the Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for a graduate student TA. It’s a great honor for the Sociology department that our faculty and graduate students have won so many teaching awards. Congratulations Stephanie!


New publications by Professor Andy Scull

Professor Andy Scull has penned several new publications. One of articles is entitled, “Psychiatry and the Social Sciences in Post World War II United States: Part I Total War and its Aftermath,” History of Psychiatry, 2011. The other is entitled, “Arthur Mitchell and the Statistics of Insanity,” International Journal of Epidemiology, 2010.

Professor Scull also has two new books coming out later this year: Hysteria (paperback) from Oxford University Press and Madness which is also with Oxford University Press.

Recession Without Borders: Mexican Migrants Confront the Economic Downturn

Recession Without Borders: Mexican Migrants Confront the Economic Downturn is the title of the new book edited by Professor David Fitzgerald, Rafael Alarcón, and Sociology grad student Leah Muse-Orlinoff.

How has the current US economic crisis affected Mexicans on both sides of the border? This volume answers that question, drawing on a 2010 study of the migrant source community of Tlacuitapa, Jalisco, and its satellite communities in Oklahoma City and the San Francisco Bay Area. A survey of 830 adults and scores of in-depth interviews yield a rich picture of not only how migrants and their families in Mexico are managing with fewer dollars, but also how US immigration and economic policies affect their everyday lives.

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