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The Department of Sociology would like to congratulate Erv Dyer (PhD Candidate)who has won one of the 2014 Chancellors Award for Staff Excellance for Service to the Community.

Fall 2013-2014 Sociology News Letter is now available!

Congratulations go out to Dr. Lisa D. Brush and Dr. Melanie Hughes who recently received promotions!

Recent Publications and Presentations

Three Pitt Sociologists Honored at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Our department stood out at this year’s ASA, with three members winning awards for their work. Dean Kathleen Blee's book Democracy in the Making, won the 2013 Charles Tilly Award for Best Book from the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements. Professor Jackie Smith and her co-author Dawn Wiest earned honorable mentions from both the Political Economy of the World System Section and from the Global and Transnational Sociology Section for Social Movements in the World-System: the Politics of Crisis and Transformation. The book was also featured on an author-meets critics session. And PhD alumni Dr. Ashley Currier (Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati) is received the Distinguished Article Award from the Sex and Gender Section for her 2012 Signs article, “The Aftermath of Decolonization: Gender and Sexual Dissidence in Postindependence Namibia.”

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