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2015 News


San Bernardino Commentary

December 11, 2015
Northwestern Sociology Ph.D Faiza Mushtaq, who studied Pakistan's Al Huda seminaries for her doctoral dissertation, was quoted in a December 8, 2015 Los Angeles Times article regarding the religious background of Tashfeen Malik, one of the San Bernardino shooters. She was also quoted in the New York Times (December 7) and appears at 1:37 in a CNN interview (December 8). 


Professor John Hagan Wins Beccaria Medal

September 28, 2015 – from American Bar Foundation
Prof. John Hagan received the Beccaria Medal in Gold from the German Criminological Society on September 24, 2015.

Professor Aldon Morris in the News

September 18, 2015 – from Chicago Tribune
Prof. Aldon Morris and his new book The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology" were featured on September 16, 2015 in the Chicago Tribune.


Poligical Science/Sociology Joint Assistant Professor of Instruction Search

June 3, 2015

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S Departments of Political Science and Sociology invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2016. Duties include teaching six quarter-long courses per academic year divided evenly between Political Science and Sociology. The successful candidate will be a key participant in the cross-disciplinary training in quatitative methodology and statistics for social scientists at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. in Political Science or Sociology, which must be conferred by September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (course syllabi and evaluations), and three letters of recommendation (one or more of which should address teaching). Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit all materials through the interface accessible at Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

ASA 2015 In Chicago

June 1, 2015 – from American Sociological Association
The 2015 American Sociological Association conference will take place August 22-25 here in Chicago.


Politics of Income Inequality

May 20, 2015 – from WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
Fiona Chin was interviewed on WBEZ on May 18, 2015, along with Northwestern faculty Jeffrey Winters and Ben Page. Her segments begin at 8:10, 23:00, 29:25, 39:00.
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