The ASA Political Sociology Section’s Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Book) Award Committee has announced that Professor David FitzGerald’s book, Culling the Masses is a co-winner with National Colors of this year’s award. Congratulations!
Rawan Arar’s paper, “How Political Migrant Networks Differ: Strategic Anonymity and the Case of Iraqi Refugees in Jordan” has been accepted by the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Congratulations, Rawan!
Dr. Tricia Wang, an alumni of our graduate program, recently keynoted a conference with eminent sociologist, Zygmunt Bauman. Both of them spoke at Re:publica in Berlin, Germany about the tensions of living in an increasingly tech-mediated future.
Tricia’s talk, How to Avoid Curses in the Era of Big Data, examines how quantitative data has become more valued than qualitative data. She traces it back to three key moments in history: the emergence of management science, the incipience of mass popular culture, and the rise of the Information Revolution. She concludes her talk by discussing the social consequences of overly focusing on measurement to define value.
You can watch her video of her talk below:
Natalie Aviles’ paper, “The Little Death: Rigoni-Stern and the Problem of Sex and Cancer in Twentieth-Century Biomedical Research,” has been awarded the 2015 Hacker-Mullins Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA Section on Science, Knowledge and Technology. This paper has been pubished in the journal Social Studies of Science.
Professor Mary Blair-Loy quoted in the New York Times article about gender equality in the workplace: