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October 8, 2020

Dr. Suzanne Staggenborg writes on "Grassroots Environmentalism"

Professor Suzanne Staggenborg's book, Grassroots Environmentalism, was...

September 29, 2020

New book 'Poland 1945: War and Peace' translated by Professor Markoff and Malgorzata Markoff

A new book by an award-winning Polish writer has been translated by Professor Markoff and Malgorzata Markoff. It is printed by University of Pittsburgh Press and...

September 28, 2020

Recent article on race and housing co-authored by Dr. Junia Howell featured in Bloomsberg CityLab and The Conversation

Dr. Howell's recent cp-authored article 'The Increasing Effect of Neighborhood Racial Composition on Housing Values, 1980–2015' just published in the journal Social Problems was covered...

September 18, 2020

Professor Hughes Appointed Sociology Program Officer at National Science Foundation

Melanie Hughes is a new rotating sociology program director with the...

September 1, 2020

The Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and those who are protesting around the world for an end to anti-Blackness and police...

August 20, 2020

Sociology Department Welcomes Three New Ph.D.s

The Department of Sociology is pleased to announce the successful dissertation defense and conferral of the Ph.D. degree for:

  • Ben Case, whose dissertation, When Yelling Isn’t Good...
August 17, 2020

Melanie Hughes wins Leon Weaver Award from American Political Science Association

The American Political Science Association (APSA) has awarded Melanie Hughes the Leon Weaver Award for her paper, “The Election of Minority Women: Ethnic Parties, Ethnic Seats, and Gender Quotas...

July 22, 2020

Graduate Student Wins World Bank Scholarship

Student Kanoko Kamata was recently awarded a prestigious scholarship from the World Bank. 

July 14, 2020

Student Presents Paper and Wins Award at NCSA Virtual Conference

Graduate student Hanning Wang's paper took home a top prize at the NCSA Virtual Conference

July 14, 2020

Student Wins Award from Center on Race and Social Problems

Sociology's Corey Brooks wins the 2019 Best Student Paper Award from the Center on Race and Social Problems 

July 13, 2020

Africanist Press Flexes Influence and Readership

Online news and opinion website, Africanist Press, co-founded and co-edited by Joshua McDermott has been making headlines recently. 

July 12, 2020

John Markoff Wins Prestigious Award from ASA

John Markoff took home the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Career Award