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Wishing Jeff London the Best!

Please join me in wishing Professor Jeff London the best as he and his wife return to New York City.  Sociology was very lucky to have him around during our transition.  He made an important and invaluable contribution to the growth of the department.   We will miss him very much!

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Meet our new faculty

Victor Chen completed his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University in 2012.  His dissertation, “Meritless: Unemployed Autoworkers, the Social Safety Net, and the Culture of Meritocracy in America and Canada” will be published in book form in August 2014 by University of California Press.  He comes to us from University of California,…

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Dr. Susan Bodnar-Deren awarded GEO grant to study in South Africa

Dr. Susan Bodnar Deren was awarded a $10,000 Global Education Office grant to work with a partner in South Africa to examine changing illness representations, health beliefs/behaviours and dr/patient interaction as the nation transitions epidemiologically as well as conduct a transnational (comparative) examination of intergenerational relationships and social support among older adults at the end-of-life.  She will…

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