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Dr. Victor Chen on how the economy has impacted marriage

August 29, 2017

Dr. Victor Chen's recent article in The Atlantic explores how changes in the economy have impacted marriage in the US. Dr. Chen was also invited to discuss the broader impacts of this social shift on NPR and on KERA's program, think.

Livestream of “Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans” with Dr. Tressie M. Cottom

May 9, 2017

Dr. Cottom will serve on a panel with several other scholars for the launch of the AAUW's new research report, “Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans.”

Dr. Tressie M. Cottom's latest NY Times Op-Ed inspired by SOCY 322 Honors Course!

May 4, 2017

Dr. Cottom personally credits her latest New York Times Op-Ed piece to a discussion from her SOCY 322 Honors Course. Thanks Jordan, Justin, Erin, Abbie, Mazer and Rebecca for your inspiration! Hopefully we'll see more from each of you soon!


Dr. Victor Chen discusses misconceptions of welfare fraud on 8 News

May 1, 2017

Dr. Victor Chen discusses some common misconceptions about welfare and welfare fraud with 8 News.

Dr. Silvia Federici Speaks to AKD Inductees!

April 28, 2017

Yesterday, SOCY inducted several of our majors into Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society! Congratulations to all of our inductees!


Dr. Silvia Federici - April 27th at 3pm

April 21, 2017

The Sociology Department is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Silvia Federici of Hofstra University, a world-famous scholar and activist, on Thursday, April 27, at 3:00 p.m. in The Depot (814 W. Broad St.).

Dr. Perry Threlfall's 'Students Can Be Parents, Too' published in The Chronicle of Higher Education

April 18, 2017

Dr. Threlfall's piece on the academic needs of students who are also parents appears in the April 21st edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dr. Victor T. Chen named the LERA 2017 John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar!

April 17, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Victor T. Chen! He was named the LERA 2017 John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar for his work on industrial relations and employment. This award recognizes outstanding academic research by recent entrants to the field.

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