June 2013 Archives

Sarah Shannon quoted in the Economist

Sarah Shannon (Ph.D. candidate) is quoted in an article in the June 22nd issue of the Economist.

Xenophobia and its discontents in South Africa

Prof. Cawo Abdi's opinion piece in Al Jazeera draws attention to the complex web of structural violence that links South African informal settlement dwellers and migrants and refugees working and living amongst them.

Kozak Successfully Defends

Aysegul Kozak successfully defended her dissertation, "Reconceptualization of Democracy from Islamic Subaltern" on June 18, 2013. She was advised by Elizabeth Heger Boyle and Joseph Gerteis. Dr. Kozak is an Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Department at Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey.

Halpern-Manners Defends

Andrew Halpern-Manners successfully defended his dissertation, "Panel Conditioning Longitudinal Social Science Surveys," on June 14, 2013. His advisor is Rob Warren. Dr. Halpern-Manners will be an Assistant Professor at Indiana University in the Sociology Department starting August 1.

Affiliate Rose Brewer Wins ASA Teaching Award

Affiliate Rose Brewer received the 2013 ASA Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Sociology award. This award recognizes faculty who are outstanding teachers of graduate and undergraduate students and recognizes contributions that have made a significant impact on the manner in which sociology is taught. She was recognized at a special event at the annual ASA meetings in August 2013 in New York City.

Congratulations Dr. Docka-Filipek!

Danielle Docka-Filipek successfully defended her dissertation, Case Studies in Compassion: Need Interpretation, Gender, and Family in an Era of Faith-Based Social Services, on June 5, 2013. Dr. Docka-Filipek is advised by Penny Edgell and Kathleen Hull. Danielle will begin a position as an Assistant Professor in the Sociology/ Anthropology Department at Otterbein University in July.

Massoglia Promoted

Michael Massoglia (Ph.D. 2006) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Wisconsin in the Department of Sociology.

Guenther Promoted to Associate Professor

Katja M. Guenther (Ph.D. 2006) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of California Riverside.

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