Distinguished University Professor John Markoff has won the 2019 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Congratulations to Distinguished University Professor John Markoff, who has won the 2019 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring for his outstanding work as a graduate advisor.

Chie Togami selected to attend NSF-sponsored dissertation proposal improvement workshop

Congratulations to Chie Togami who has been selected to attend a competitive two-part NSF-sponsored dissertation proposal improvement workshop focused on problem-solving sociology to be held at Northwestern University in December 2018 and May 2019.

Long-term sociology department benefactor, Ms. Barbara J. Szyman, has passed away

Professor Mark Paterson elected Vice-President of ISA 'Senses and Society' Thematic Group

A Spanish translation of John Markoff's Waves of Democracy 2nd ed. has just been published

Professor Dana Moss elected as council member of the Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Section of the ASA

Professor Jackie Smith receives the 2018 Outstanding Activist Scholar Award from the International Political Economy section of the International Studies Association

Professor Mark Paterson gave a recent talk at the MIT Department of Architecture

Mark Paterson gave a recent talk at the MIT Department of Architecture, Spring 2018 Lecture Series on ‘Affective Bodies and Sentient Matter', Design & Computation Series. Mark's talk (on February 23, 2018) was on ‘Architectures of the Oculomotor: Body Motility, Ocular Processes, and the Perception of the Built Environment’. For more on the series click the link in the News tab on this page.

Professor Melanie Hughes (Sociology) and Müge Finkel (GSPIA) awarded funds from the Provost’s Integrative Social-Science Research Initiative for “The Global Glass Ceilings Database"

Professors Jackie Smith and Waverly Duck are leading a new Pitt Human Rights Initiative

Professor John Markoff and Malgorzata Markoff translate Greetings from Novorossiya Eyewitness to the War in Ukraine by Pawel Pieniazek

Launching of Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL) covered by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Professor Melanie Hughes has been selected to be the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) Faculty Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year

New edition of Mark Paterson's Consumption and Everyday Life

Professor Joshua Bloom’s book, Black against Empire: the History and Politics of the Black Panther Party was chosen by San Francisco as its One City One Book selection for 2017