Se Hwa received the 2016 Association of Korean Sociologists in America (AKSA) Graduate Student Paper Award. Her her paper “Only If You Are One of Us: Wild Geese Mothers’ Parenting in the Korean Immigrant Community” was accepted in Amerasia Journal. And lastly, Se Hwa Lee has signed a contract as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at Dickinson College for the upcoming academic year.
From left to right: Glenna Spitze, Angie Chung, Se Hwa Lee, and Chris Bose.

Research on job loss and stress-related health conditions by Kate Strully was highlighted in Shots: Health News from NPR

Angie Chung, in collaboration with co-PIs Jan Lin and Sookhee Oh, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to examine the role of immigrant pro-growth elites in promoting land intensification and (re)development projects in Koreatown and Monterey Park, Los Angeles. 

Angie Chung was featured in WalletHub’s recent study examining 2015’s Cities with the Most and Least Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity. You can find the piece at

Joanna Dreby explores the impact of U.S. immigration policies and undocumented immigrantgs in her latest book, Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families (University of California Press 2015).  Her book was featured on the university’s home page

Christine Bose was honored by Sociologists for Women in Society with its Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award for 2014. She gave a lecture on global gender inequalities at the 2014 annual summer meeting and presented this lecture on several campuses during 2014-2015.

Allison Houston won the 2014 Howard B. Kaplan Memorial Award in Medical Sociology. This award was established to support graduate students doing research in one of the substantive areas that defined the distinguished academic career of Dr. Kaplan. Allison subsequently attended the Reeder Dinner as a guest of the Medical Sociology section at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Kristen Hourigan was the first recipient of the American Society of Criminology Division on Victimology Larry J. Siegel Graduate Fellowship for the Study of Victimology and Crime Award (given by the Darald and Julie Libby Foundation). The DOV celebrated her award at the 2014 annual ASC conference.

The Urban China Research Network, co-directed by Professors Zai Liang and John Logan (Brown University), hosted the “International Conference on Contemporary Urban China Research” on May 9-10, 2014 at the UAlbany Alumni House.  The conference was a collaborative effort with colleagues from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.  Graduate students from Sun Yat-sen University and UAlbany presented papers that addressed key issues surrounding urban growth and development in China.  Prominent experts served as discussants for the sessions.  The final afternoon of the conference included a tour of the city of Albany, guided by Professor John Pipken from the Department of Geography and Planning.  After the conclusion of the conference, Professor Liang conducted a three-day field trip in New York City with the Chinese visitors. The Conference was co-hosted by Zai Liang and Steven Messner.

Elizabeth Popp-Berman's book, Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine (Princeton University Press 2012) garnered two section awards from the American Sociological Association in 2013: the Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work; and the Pierre Bourdieu Award from the Sociology of Education Section.  Her book was also earned the President’s Book Award by the Social Science History Association.

Elizabeth Popp-Berman’s article, “Explaining the Move toward the Market in U.S. Academic Science: How Institutional Logics Can Change without Institutional Entrepreneurs,” was co-winner of the 2013 Star-Nelkin Paper Award, Section on Science, Knowledge and Technology, American Sociological Association. 

Joanna Dreby’s article, “The Burden of Deportation on Children in Mexican Immigrant Families” was the winner of the Best Article Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association in 2013.

Angie Y. Chung was selected as a Provost's Fellow on Internationalization Collaborations and Initiatives (2013) that will help support research East Asian international students at the University at Albany.

Samantha Friedman's recent study published in the journal Demography (August, 2013), found that while blacks have had steadily increasing success in achieving home ownership, it has not been enough for them to gain proximity to whites and attendant opportunities to accrue wealth

Joanna Dreby was interviewed and quoted by American Public Media's Marketplace Economy program in a piece called "Is Immigration Reform Sexist?" She responded to the high-profile Senate bill to overhaul immigration policy which would change the way green cards are awarded

Samantha Friedman led the first-ever U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) study examining housing discrimination against same-sex couples in the private rental market. The study, conducted by M. Davis and Company (MDAC), measures the treatment same-sex couples receive compared to otherwise similar heterosexual couples from rental agents when inquiring about rental units advertised online