June 2011 Archives

Click here to read Professor Josh Page's recent LA Times Op-Ed about the alliance between the California prison guards' union and the politically dominant victims group it created.

Gowan Wins Douglas Prize

Teresa Gowan's recent book, Hobos, Hustlers and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco, is the co-winner of the 2011 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book awarded by the Culture Section of the American Sociological Association.

Hernandez Wins Prestigious NICHD Post-Doc

UMN sociology graduate student Elaine Hernandez has been awarded the F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Award Post-Doctoral Fellowship, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The highly competitive and prestigious three-year fellowship begins in 2011-12 and is housed in the University of Texas Population Research Center. Elaine plans to defend her dissertation on August 26, 2011 and then quickly move to Texas for a September 1 start date. Good luck, Elaine!

Judgments at Work

Recent research by Professors Jeylan Mortimer and Monica Johnson (Washington State University), based on the Youth Development Study data archive, will be featured in the June 2011 issue of Social Forces. Their article, "Origins and Outcomes of Judgments about Work," reveals the continuing importance of work values for occupational outcomes despite turbulence in the "new economy" and change in the contemporary transition to adulthood.

Sex in School

Professors Eric Grodsky and Bill McCarthy's (UC Davis) recently published article in Social Problems, contradicts claims some abstinence-only curricula make regarding the link between adolescent sex and negative outcomes. They found that sexual intercourse in romantic relationships will have limited consequences for education, whereas the negative effects associated with sex in other relationships will be pronounced.

Schurman Wins Caldwell Prize

Rachel Schurman's recent book, Fighting for the Future of Food, is the winner of the 2011 Lynton Caldwell Prize awarded by the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy section of the American Political Science Association. This award honors the best book in environmental politics and policy published in the past 3 years!

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