Faculty Books

  • Imperiled Innocents - Essential Writings of Thorstein Veblen

  • Money and Credit - Risk Across Borders

  • Sustaining Faith Traditions in America - The Fifth Freedom

  • The Struggle for Water - Three Shots at Prevention

  • Tiny Publics - Regression Models for Categorial Dependent Variables Using Stata

  • Cultures and Socities in a Changing World - Justice in the Balkans

  • For the Sake of the Children - Foundations of Multimethod Research

  • A Tale of Two Cultures - Global Science and National Sovereignty

  • Complex Inequality - Oppositional Consciousness

  • Handbook of Employment Discrimination Research - Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Rights

  • Remaking Modernity - Black on the Block

  • The Land of Too Much - The New Welfare Bureaucrats

Department News

                                                                                  

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What is Sociology and Why Study It?

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The Northwestern Department of Sociology was pleased to learn that the website Graduateprograms.com, in a survey of satisfaction of graduate students and recent graduates of sociology departments, ranked our department fourth nationally. This honor reflects our commitment to graduate education.

Awards, Prizes, Fellowships . . .

Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

Monica Prasad (Northwestern University) for The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty and Robert Sampson (Harvard University) for Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect

This annual award is given for a single book or monograph published in the three preceding calendar years.

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Alka Menon has been awarded a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council. Alka will participate in the dissertation development group on the topic of “Making the Biotech Body: Technologies, Knowledge, and Global Markets.” The fellowship includes funds for her to conduct preliminary research this summer to develop her prospectus. (2014)

Jordan Conwell received an honorable mention from the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program (2014). Ford Foundation Fellowship awards are offered at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels and awarded in a national competition. In the judgment of the review panels,candidates have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Amy Myrick was awarded a Mellon American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her dissertation "The Politics of Text: How Textual Norms Shape Substantive Agendas in U.S. Constitutional Amendment Advocacy, 1900 to 2010". For nearly ninety years, providing fellowships for scholars in the humanities and related social sciences has been one of the signal activities of ACLS. (2014)

Cassidy Puckett was awarded a Mellon American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her dissertation "Digital Adaptability: A Study of the Social Determinants of Adolescents' Propensity to Learn New Technologies." For nearly ninety years, providing fellowships for scholars in the humanities and related social sciences has been one of the signal activities of ACLS. (2014)

Iman Sediqe received an honorable mention from the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program (2014). Ford Foundation Fellowship awards are offered at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels and awarded in a national competition. In the judgment of the review panels,candidates have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Monica Prasad was given the American Sociological Americant Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award for her book The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty (Harvard Press 2012). This annual award is given for a single book or monograph published in the three preceding calendar years. (2014)

Ann Orloff has been invited to spend 2014-15 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University to work on her book, “Toward a Gender-Open Future? Transformations in Gender, Global Capitalism and Systems of Social Provision and Regulation."

Joshua Kaiser has been selected for the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program sponsored by the Law and Society Association, the American Bar Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Josh's dissertation topic is "Punishment without Purpose? The Historical Origins and Effects of the Hidden Sentence.”

Congratulations to Jaimie Morse, who has been awarded a Northwestern Presidential Fellowship to complete her dissertation! The Presidential Fellowship is described by the university as the most prestigious fellowship awarded by Northwestern. Jaimie’s dissertation, which combines approaches from STS, law and society, and sociology of culture, is entitled “Technologies of Commemoration: Knowledge Production in Documentation of Mass Rape” (February 2014).

Gary Fine received a Fellowship at Princeton’s distinguished School of Social Science Institute for Advanced Study. He will be doing research on “Political Commitment and Group Culture” and writing about his ethnographic project “Medium Rare: Community, Theory, and Practice in the Training of MFA Art Students (February 2014).

Lincoln Quillian’s article, "Segregation and Poverty Concentration: The Role of Three Segregations," published in the American Sociological Review, is this year's winner of the award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population (August 2013).  

Elyse Kovalsky received a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research fellowship for her project titled "Housing Instability, Foreclosures and Family Health." Using the example of home foreclosure, this dissertation aims to document the strategies and resources that families draw on as they negotiate instability. It also explores specific ways this experience affects families, especially in the areas of family health and young adults' educational trajectories. The study draws primarily on interviews and long-term observations of families in Stockton, California, a city hard hit by the foreclosure crisis (October 2013).

Joshua Kaiser was one of eight selected by the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching for the 2013-14 academic year. The Graduate Teaching Fellows play a critically important leadership role at the Searle Center. Joshua's responsibilities will involve leading workshops at the New TA Conference in September, developing and leading a Searle Center graduate workshop, conducting teaching observations for fellow graduate students, and implementing a discipline-specific project that contributes to the pedagogical development of graduate students in the Department of Sociology (October 2013)..

Monica Prasad, Professor of Sociology, has won the Barrington Moore book prize from the Comparative-Historical Sociology section for her book, "The Land of Too Much" (September 2013).

Elisabeth Anderson has won the best paper section prize from Comparative-Historical Sociology, for "Ideas in Action: The Politics of Prussian Child Labor Reform, 1817-1839" (September 2013).

Bruce Carruthers, Professor of Sociology, has been elected President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (September 2013).

Jack Davis, who graduated with honors last year, a 2013 Fulbright. Jack's project will be in the form of a documentary examining the informal social networks developed by refugees for survival in the context of a post civil-war Mozambique.  He will be in the country doing his research from January to October of 2014.

 

 

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Wendy Griswold
Cultures and Societies
In A Changing World -
4th Edition
Sage Publications, 2012


Gary Fine
Tiny Publics: A Theory
of Group Culture
and Action.

Russell Sage
Foundation, 2012

Monica Prasad
The Land of Too Much:
American Abundance and
the Paradox of Poverty

Harvard University
Press, 2012

 

Leslie McCall
The Undeserving Rich
American Beliefs about
Inequality, Opportunity
and Redistribution

Cambridge
University
Press, 2013

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Events

April 22, 2014: Ethnography Workshop: Katherine Chen, CUNY - Graduate Center, New York. 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  More information.

April 24, 2014: Colloquium: Tianna Paschel, University of Chicago. 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  More information.

April 24, 2014: Culture Workshop: Christopher Carroll, NU Sociology. 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  More information.

April 28, 2014: Applied Quantitative Methods Workshop (AQMW): Cassidy Puckett, NU - Sociology . 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM  More information.

May 1, 2014: Colloquium: Juliet Schor, Boston College. 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM  More information.

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