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Stay updated on the latest news and announcements for sociology graduate students!



  • Congratulations to Mars Liu, a co-winner of the ASA International Migration Section for the Aristide Zolberg Distinguished Student Scholar Award for his paper “Citizenship on the move: The deprivation and restoration of emigrants’ hukou in China.”
    Posted June 24, 2020

  • Congratulations to Ke Nie for winning this year's Outstanding Culture, Art, and Technology (CAT) TA award from Sixth College Writing Program!
    Posted June 10, 2020

  • Mars Liu has just won the prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship from the French Embassy. Congratulations, Mars! 
    Posted June 10, 2020

  • Lindsay DePalma’s paper “The Passion Paradigm: Professional Adherence to and Consequence of the Ideology of ‘Do What You Love’” has won the ASA Sociology of Culture Section Best Student Paper Award. 
    Posted May 21, 2020

  • Stacey Livingstone has been selected by the Academic Senate Committee on Senate Awards to receive the 2019-20 Distinguished Teaching Award. Congratulations, Stacey!
    Posted May 20, 2020

  • Camila Gonzalez Paz Paredes, Chuncheng Liu, Ana Lopez Ricoy, and Ke Nie have been awarded a research travel grant from the International Institute for 2020.
    Posted April 30, 2020

  • Yen-Ting Hsu has been awarded the 2020 Friends of the International Center Fellowship. 
    Posted March 18, 2020

  • Congratulations to Davide Carpano on receiving the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant!
    Posted January 14, 2020

  • Chuncheng Liu won the Martin Levine Student Paper Award from the Sociologists' AIDS Network of American Sociological Association (ASA) for his paper "Red is not the only color of a rainbow”: Dynamics between public health classification and gay men in the authoritarian regime of China.” Congrats, Chuncheng!
    Posted August 9, 2019

  • Irene Ahn has been awarded the 2019 Joseph Naiman Fellowship in Japanese Studies. Congratulations, Irene!
    Posted July 1, 2019


  • Daniel Driscoll and Davide Carpano are abroad at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, they are having a great time, take a minute to go see their pictures.
    Posted June 18, 2019
  • Haley McInnis has been awarded the Judith and Neil Morgan Endowed Fellowship for 2018-19. Congratulations, Haley!
    Posted April 12, 2019

  • Irene Ahn, Mars Liu, Angela McCleanJunghun Oh, Hee Eun Kwon, and Yasemin Taskin-Alp have been awarded a research travel grant from the International Institute for 2019.
    Posted April 10, 2019

  • Mars Liu and Sevin Sagnic have been awarded the 2019-2020 Friends of the International Center Fellowship. 
    Posted April 1, 2019

  • Angela McClean has received a fellowship from the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS). The fellowship will fund Angela's field research in South Korea in Fall 2019. She will be affiliated to AKS as a fellow during her stay there.
    Posted December 18, 2018

  • Good news from our second-year, Chuncheng Liu. His research project "The Construction of Gay Men's Cooperative Identities in the PrEP era in China” was recognized with a Scholarly Activity Award by SAN (Sociologists’ AIDS Network). Congratulations, Chuncheng!
    Posted October 4, 2018

  • Armand Gutierrez's paper, “The Determinants of Remittances among Second-Generation Mexican- and Filipino-Americans” has been accepted by the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies. Congratulations, Armand!
    Posted September 28, 2018

  • Angela McClean's "Universalising the particular: strategic framing in immigrant cross-border activism" has been accepted by the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. It's a wonderful blending of migration and social movement analysis, using the case of Korean-American activism on the issue of WWII "comfort women." Three cheers for Angela!
    Posted July 26, 2018


  • Daniel Driscoll had his article "Beyond organizational ties: foundations of persistent commitment in environmental activism" accepted by Social Movement Studies. This, and a FLAS-funded summer in Paris too!
    Posted June 11, 2018
  • Jack Jin Gary Lee was the Social Sciences winner of the Chancellor's Dissertation Medal award for his work "The Illiberal Commonwealth: On the Problem of Difference and Imperial Control in Jamaica, the Straits Settlements and the Nineteenth Century British Empire."
    Posted June 11, 2018
  • The organizing committee for the 2018 Graduate Student Workshop would like to thank all attendees for their participation in the graduate workshop. For photos and more information on the event, please visit the workshop site.
    Posted May 21, 2018
  • Sociology graduate student Brynna Jacobson has just had her article titled "Constructing Legitimacy in Geoengineering Discourse: The Politics of Representation in Science Policy Literature” accepted for publication in the journal Science as Culture.
    Posted April 18, 2018
  • Armand Gutierrez to receive the 2018 Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award of the Pacific Sociological Association for his quantitative analysis of “The determinants of remittances among the children of Mexican- and Filipino-American immigrants.”
    Posted February 27, 2018
  • The Sociology department’s recent PhD, Yao-Tai Li, was quoted in the New York Times with a link to his work.
    Posted February 20, 2018
  • Natalie Aviles and Ian Mullins will start at Yale University next Fall. Natalie will be a President's postdoc and Ian will work as a lecturer in the department of sociology. Congratulations, Natalie and Ian!
    Posted February 16, 2018
  • Armand Gutierrez’s paper, "Mediated Remittances: Transnational Economic Contributions from Second-Generation Filipino-Americans," has been accepted by the journal Global Networks. 
    Posted October 9, 2017

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