Sociology News & Announcements
Faculty Making News
Josipa Roksa collaborated on a new book with Richard Arum, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. Click here for more info.
Prof. Roksa received the Bankard Fund for Political Economy Award for her project titled Does Employment during College Contribute to Racial/Ethnic Inequalities in Degree Completion and Subsequent Labor Market Outcomes? Bankard Fund supports projects that will have the greatest possible influence upon the development and continuation of the public policy necessary for a healthy private business system and a healthy national economy. For more information, click here.
brad wilcox comments in an article in the New York Times on the National Marriage Project’s annual “State of Our Unions” report concerning the effect of the economy on marriage and divorce. View article here.
Thomas Guterbock has been named president-elect of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations. He is currently Director of the Center for Survey Research. See the announcement in UVA Today.
Elizabeth Gorman with her co-investigator Professor Fiona Kay of Queen's University, Canada, has been awarded a grant for their project, "Law Firm Employment Practices and the Representation of Minority Lawyers." The LSAC Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. For more information, click here.
Professor Simone Polillo's study on globalization discusses its impact on social trust. View more here.
Simone Polillo's piece, "Money, Moral Authority, and the Politics of Creditworthiness," appeared in the June 2011 issue of American Sociological Review. View article here.
PhD candidates Ben Snyder & Tara Tober