in the Sociology Department
Steve Messner presented a Keynote Address at the 4th Annual Conference of the Asian Criminological Society in Seoul, Korea (August, 2012) titled “Social Institutions, Theory Development, and the Promise of Comparative Criminological Research.” In his address, he discussed how findings from recent studies of crime and delinquency based on data from Asian societies can stimulate the elaboration and transformation of theories developed within the context of Western cultures.The President of the Society is UAblany Sociology Department graduate alumni, Jianhong Liu.
Elizabeth Popp-Berman's new book, Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine (Princeton University Press 2012) was awarded the President’s Book Award by the Social Science History Association. (http://www.ssha.org/awards/award-winners/157-2011-presidents-book-award-winner)
Lauren Porter and Matt Vogel were awarded the 2011 First Prize for the Gene Carte Paper Award by the American Society of Criminology for their outstanding scholarly contribution to the field of criminology: “Residential Mobility and Delinquent Peers Revisited: Causation or Selection?”
UAlbany Sociology PhD student Dean Weld was quoted in a YNN Your News Now article regarding recent deductions to the Federal Pell Grant. Weld stated that, "Grad students are living poor and struggling just to get advanced degrees, when jobs aren't necessarily waiting for them." (8/04/2011; "Pell Grant Funding Comes at Students' Expense")
Karyn Loscocco has been appointed Visiting Professor at University of Pisa for the Spring 2011 semester. She is consulting on survey research, teaching a graduate seminar, and engaging in collaborative research on gender, work and family.
Zai Liang and Glenn Deane received a two-year grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to study new patterns of immigrant settlement in non-gateway destinations in the U.S.
Steven Messner has been elected President of the American Society of Criminology for 2010-11.
Angie Y. Chung made a brief televised interview appearance on MSNBC News “Tale of Two Cities for Immigration” ( May 26, 2010), where she discussed Korean immigration to Palisades Park, NJ.
Ryan King's article "Conservatism, Institutionalism, and the Social Control of Intergroup Conflict," (2008) received the 2009 Distinguished Article Award from the Sociology of Law section of the American Sociological Association.
Jeremy Pais has been awarded a NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for his project entitled “Multiethnic Populations, Career Trajectories, and Socioeconomic Mobility” -- a comprehensive assessment of the effect of immigration and increasing ethnic diversity on intragenerational socioeconomic mobility among race, ethnic, and gender groups in the post-civil rights era.
Reese Kelly is one of seven 2009 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellows in Women’s Studies selected from a nationwide competition. Reese was also co-chair of the Queer UAlbany Graduate Students organization. A section from his thesis entitled "Border-Crossing: Transgender Identity Management" won the 2008 New York State Sociological Association Graduate Student Paper Award.
Congratulations to Christine E. Bose who was elected as the Eastern Sociological Society 2011 President/President-elect. Her new book "Global Gender Research" has recently been released by Routledge.
Samantha Friedman has received an NIH grant entitled, "Cybersegregation: Is Neil a More Desirable Tenant than Tyrone or Jorge?." From 2008 through 2010, she and Gregory D. Squires (George Washington University) will conduct audits of the electronic housing markets in Boston, MA and Dallas, TX.
Congratulations to Karen Tejada for receiving the Jackie McLean Fellowship, a competitive 1-year visiting faculty fellowship at the University at Hartford.