Richard Alba appeared recently on the NPR show, “On Point,” to debate the Yale law professors, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, about the highly contested thesis of their new book, The Triple Package, which claims that three cultural traits explain the extraordinary success of a few small ethnic groups in the U.S. Anyone interested can listen to the podcast, available at: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2014/02/04/tiger-mom-amy-chua-triple-package. Read more
The New York Times had a write-up of the new book, New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape (NYU Press) edited by Nancy Foner, Jan Rath, Jan Willem Duyvendak, and Rogier van Reekum, which also includes chapters by Phil Kasinitz and John Mollenkopf.
Pyong Gap Min recently received Public Interest Development Award from the Korean American Association of New York. He got this award for the contribution to the Korean community by making sociological data and information accessible to community people through his Research Center for Korea Community. Read more
Our colleague and new interim EO Phil Kasinitz has been named Presidential Professor of Sociology. This is a promotion to a position of great distinction that reflects Phil’s many scholarly achievements, the esteem in which he is held by his peers, and his contributions to the intellectual life of the Graduate Center. Congratulations to Phil. Read more
Richard Alba Discusses Success in America Read more
Prof. Barbara Katz Rothman has been elected as the next president of the Eastern Sociological Society. Prof. Margaret Chin is the next vice president-elect.
Congratulations to both of them! Read more
Stanley Aronowitz’s book Taking It Big is a recipient of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles, 2013 award.
Three Sociology alumni have new academic positions:
Zoe Meleo-Erwin, a 2013 graduate, has just accepted a tenure-track position at Eastern Connecticut State University. Zoe was a visiting assistant professor at Hunter this fall.
Patrick Inglis, another 2013 graduate, has recently accepted the tenure-track offer at Grinnell College starting fall 2014. Patrick is a Visiting Professor at Grinnell this year.
Roderick Graham, a 2009 graduate, has accepted a position at Old Dominion University. Roderick is at Rhode Island college for last few years. Read more
Michael Jacobson Looks at NYC Incarceration Rates Read more
Randol Contreras, a 2008 graduate, has accepted a tenure-track job at the University of Toronto-Mississauga, starting Fall 2014. Randol is an assistant professor at Cal State-Fullerton now. Read more