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Pablo Perez’ article accepted by Critical Sociology

Pablo’s article, “The end of a traditional class distinction in neoliberal society: ‘White-collar’ and ‘blue-collar’ work and its impact on Chilean workers’ class consciousness” has been accepted by the journal Critical Sociology. Based on survey data and interviews with Chilean workers in different sectors, Pablo shows that white-collar employees are no less class conscious than the “traditional” proletariat.

Congrats, Pablo!


Kevin Beck receives grants for his dissertation project

Congratulations to Kevin Beck whose dissertation project entitled, “Affordable Housing and Support Networks in US Cities.” has been recommended for a dissertation improvement grant by the sociology panel of the National Science Foundation. Kevin Beck’s dissertation project has also been approved for a grant from the Chancellor’s Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program.

Michael Evans’ book accepted by University of California Press

Michael Evans, PhD 2012 (Currently Post-Doc at Dartmouth) has recently had his book accepted with the University of California Press. The book, built upon his dissertation, is titled Seeking Good Debate: Religion, Science and Conflict in American Public Life.

Anne Wong accepted into American Sociological Association Honors Program

Congratulations to our department’s undergraduate honors student Yan Ling Anne Wong on her acceptance into the American Sociological Association Honors Program for 2015. Anne will graduate this June and has been admitted into the UC Santa Barbara Sociology Department’s doctoral program.

Well done Anne!

Katie Kenny’s article published in the Journal of Sociology

Katie Kenny has the lead article in the March 2015 issue of the Journal of Sociology. Her article, “The Biopolitics of Global Health: Life and Death in Neoliberal Time” is on-line here:


Congratulations, Katie!

UCSD Distinguished Teaching Award given to Kelly Nielsen

Kelly Nielsen has won the university’s highest award for teaching, the  UCSD Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Students. We are very fortunate to have many exceptional graduate student teachers in our department, and Kelly’s award reflects well not only on him but on Sociology as a whole.

Congratulations, Kelly!


Laura Rogers receives NSF Grant

Congratulations to Laura Rogers, whose NSF grant has now been officially awarded! This grant is entitled, “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Disruption to the Gendered Body: How Oncologists and Patients Understand the Cancer Experience.”