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PhD Student Kaitlyn Jaffe has received the Public Scholars Initiative award. The award is given to those whose work is of significant merit and has potential to advance scholarship in the public interest. It also includes a $5000 research allowance.

Job Posting: Assistant Professor, Environmental Sociology, tenure-track The Department of Sociology invites applications for one full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Professor Position: Assistant Professor: Environmental Sociology (tenure-track) Deadline Sept 15, 2017 (Begins July 1, 2018) The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of […]

PhD Candidate Cary Wu received Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad. This award includes a $6,000 prize and a CSC-issued cetificate. It was set up by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievements among Chinese students abroad.

Prof. Amin Ghaziani quoted extensively in the New York Times in a feature story on the fate of gay neighborhoods: “There Goes the Gayborhood.”

Prof. Amin Ghaziani featured in Billy Penn article about the “straightwashing” of gay bars and LGBTQ spaces: “Straightwashing: Woody’s and how Philly’s gay bars are less gay.”

Prof. Neil Guppy featured in the Globe and Mail talking about the murky intersection of academic freedom, safe spaces and private donors on university campuses: “Your rights, my rights: Academic freedom faces off with a clarion call for safety on campus.”

Prof. Amin Ghaziani has been elected to serve on the Council of the Collective Behavior/Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association. The 3 year term places Prof. Ghaziani in a leadership position in one of the largest sections of the ASA.  

Research by Prof. Gerry Veenstra is featured in a Digital Journal article. The research aims to look for patterns of musical preference with social class: “Does musical taste reveal social class?”

Prof. Richard Carpiano featured in Best Health article on how Instagram can help with weight loss: “How Instagram Can Help You Lose Weight”