(prior to fall 2010)
- Joy Pixley is awarded the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
- Ruben Rumbaut is quoted in BBC News June 10, 2010.
- Edelina Burciaga was awarded a grant from the UC Center for New Racial Studies.
- Ruben Rumbaut is quoted in BBC News on June 8, 2010.
- Two sociology doctoral students and a DASA student were among the 2009-2010 Order
of Merit graduate student recipients in the following award categories:
- Kathy Alberti Award
Scott C. Byrd (nominated by David A. Smith)
- Outstanding Service
Christopher Marcum (nominated by Joy Pixley and Judith Treas)
- Outstanding MA Student: Demographic & Social Analysis
Lauren O'Reilly (nominated by Matt L. Huffman)
- Kathy Alberti Award
- Elizabeth Chiarello received an honorable mention for the James D. Thompson Award.
- Katie Faust was elected Chair of the Mathematical Sociology Section of ASA.
- Sociology undergrad and 2010 commencement speaker Kristal Lee is featured in the Social Science News on May 27, 2010.
- Daniel Bibona, UCI pitcher and sociology major, is one of 10 finalists in the running for the NCAA Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.
- Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean's new book, "The Diversity Paradox" has just been published by the Russell Sage Foundation.
- Ryan Acton and Steven Boutcher have each accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professorship at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
- Sociology alumnus, Chris Canfield, helped create Guitar Hero II and Rock Band, and was featured in Social Science News on May 20, 2010.
- John Chin, sociology undergrad and UCI golfer, named National Player of the Week.
- Carter Butts is feautred in the Social Science News on May 11, 2010.
- Stanley Bailey's new book, Legacies of Race, was reviewed by Contemporary Sociology.
- Elizabeth Chiarello was awarded the Mellon Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
- An article written by M. Kathleen Dingeman and Rubén G. Rumbaut will be in a forthcoming symposium issue of the La Verne Law Review, "The Immigration-Crime Nexus and Post-Deportation Experiences: En/Countering Stereotypes in Southern California and El Salvador."
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the Chicago Tribune April 22, 2010.
- John Chin, sociology undergraduate, becomes first UCI player to be selected for the Palmer Cup.
- John Chin, sociology undergrad and UCI golfer, is featured in the Daily Pilot April 22, 2010.
- Rush Limbaugh, Bill Clinton square off: Who's encouraging domestic terror? David Meyer weighs in on Good Morning America April 17, 2010.
- Allen Kim was awarded The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) 2010 grant.
- Sarah Barber, a sociology undergraduate, is featured in UCI's Thank You scholarship video.
- Rubén G. Rumbaut will give the Keynote Address to the XIII Congreso de Inmigración, “Biculturalismo y Segunda Generación,” Universidad de Almería, Spain, April 22, 2010.
- Findings by Judy Stepan-Norris are featured in the April 2010 issue of the American Sociological Review.
- Edwin Amenta is featured in the Social Science News on March 30, 2010.
- Dana Nakano has been named a 2010-2011 American Sociological Association Minority Fellow.
- Francesca Polletta is quoted in the New York Times on March 26, 2010.
- Beth Gardner and Kris Noam were awarded Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships (DPDF) from the Social Science Research Council Foundation's Program.
- Judith Treas provides insight on the decennial count and her role in this year's survey design.
- Cynthia Feliciano's article, “Gendered Selectivity: U.S. Mexican Immigrants and Mexican Nonmigrants, 1960–2000,” has been selected as the 2010 winner of the IPUMS - International Research Award.
- Judith Treas will co-moderate the American Society on Aging's National Forum on Immigration in an Aging Society, set for March 18, 2010 in Chicago.
- Scott Byrd and Elizabeth Chiarello join Steve Boutcher and Kelsy Kretschmer as 4 of 12 graduate students studying social movements across the country who were selected to attend and participate in the "Young Scholars Conference" to be hosted by The Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame on April 9, 2010. Each of the invited participants will have their lodging, meals, and travel covered. Congratulations to Scott, Elizabeth, Steve and Kelsy, and to the UCI social movement and political sociology group.
- Catherine Corrigall-Brown, who is on a post-doc at the University of British Columbia, has just received a contract from Stanford University Press to publish her book based on her UCI dissertation. Congratulations Catherine!
- Katie Dingeman was awarded a UC Human Rights Fellowship.
- Immigration and population experts Frank D. Bean, Leo Chavez, , and Cynthia Feliciano are the speakers in the second lecture in the three-part Social Sciences Expert Speaker Series, “Changing Perceptions, Making Connections: Social Scientists Explore New Findings in Immigration & Population Research."
- Steve Boutcher and Kelsy Kretschmer have been selected as young scholars, and invited to participate and present papers in the Young Scholars Conference at the University of Notre Dame.
- David Meyer is quotes in the LA Times February 26, 2010.
- Su Yang has been promoted to Associate Professor.
- Research by Cynthia Feliciano and Belinda Robnett is featured on Time.com February 12, 2010; story to hit hard copy Time Magazine February 22, 2010.
- Wang Feng is quoted by CNN on February 11, 2010.
- Scott Byrd co-edited the current special issue of the Journal of World-Systems Research on the World Social Forum.
- New lecture series highlights social sciences research making a difference.
- Valerie Jenness receives Public Understanding of Sociology Award from the American Sociological Association.
- Book by Monica Trieu, Identity Construction among Chinese-Vietnamese Americans: Being, Becoming, and Belonging (The New Americans: Recent Immigration and American Society), is ranked by Amazon as #16 in their list of the top 24 "Hot New Releases in Asian American Studies".
- Christine Oh (UCI Ph.D. in Sociology, 2008) has taken a job as a postdoctoral fellow/visiting scholar at the Center for Adolescent Medicine and the Center for Science and Education Opportunity at UCSF.
- Deana Rohlinger (UCI Ph.D. in Sociology, 2004) has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at Florida State University.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the New Jersey Star-Ledger on December 27, 2009.
- David Meyer is featured in CNN Europe on December 16, 2009.
- Susan Brown and Rubén Rumbaut are quoted in the Press-Enterprise December 14, 2009.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in The Washington Post on December 7, 2009.
- Sarah Barber, a sociology undergraduate student, receives 2009 Bailey Undergraduate Award for Excellence.
- David Curry, a sociology undergraduate student, delivers a veteran's message.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the Herald News on November 12, 2009.
- Frank D. Bean is the co-recipient to an NICHD grant to study U.S. immigrant health.
- Judith Treas is featured in the Social Science News on October 19, 2009.
- David Meyer is quoted in the Arizona Daily Star on October 5, 2009.
- Congratulations to Monica Trieu on her new position as an SBS (Social and Behavioral Science) post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at Ohio State University.
- Monica Trieu's book manuscript has been accepted for publication: "Identity Construction among Chinese-Vietnamese Americans: Being, Becoming, and Belonging" (LFB Scholarly, 2009). It is currently in production and expected to be out by the end of the year.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in Boston Globe on September 25, 2009.
- Sociology Department Dialogue scheduled on:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Social Science Plaza B, Room 1208
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in Prensa Latina on September 19, 2009.
- Congratulations to Andrew Penner on his Russell Sage Foundation Award.
- Congratulations to Georgiana Bostean and Jasmine Kerrissey for being awarded NSF Dissertation Improvement Grants.
- Matt Huffman and Philip Cohen won the 2009 Distinguished Article Award from the ASA Sex & Gender section.
- Congratulations to sociology graduate students selected for national and international
- Zoya Gubernskaya selected to participate in a European Science Foundation workshop on multi-level modelling in Vienna
- Brian Gillespie and Renee Ellis selected for National Longitudinal Survey summer workshops in Columbus, Ohio
- Kari Pestolesi, a Sociology undergrad, named the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week on September 1, 2009.
- Judy Treas is quoted in New York Times on August 30, 2009.
- David Meyer is quoted in New York Times, How Much Do Protests Matter? A Freakonomics Quorum, on August 26, 2009.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in Immigration Daily on August 24, 2009.
- David Meyer is quoted in MSNBC online on August 6, 2009.
- UCI sociologists travel to San Francisco for annual American Sociological Association meeting to take on key leadership positions and present research findings that range from how career prioritization decisions affect men and women differently to a look at how personal networks influence drug use.
- Wang Feng is quoted in Time Magazine on July 27, 2009.
- Study by Cynthia Feliciano on Inequality and education is featured on SocSci News on July 20, 2009.
- Congratulations to Miruna Petrescu-Prahova on her new position as a Research Associate in the Department of Statistics, University of Washington.
- Stanley Bailey has been promoted to Associate Professor.
- Ruben Rumbaut is featured in Reason Online on July 6, 2009.
- High-jump champ and Sociology undergrad Lauren Collins ends a record-setting season on track for the Olympics.
- David Snow is elected vice president-elect of American Sociological Association.
- A study by Judith Treas is featured in U.S. News & World Report and New York Daily News on June 25, 2009.
- Cynthia Feliciano has been promoted to Associate Professor.
- Yang Su is qutoed in the OC Register on June 5, 2009.
- Carla Rodriguez-Gonzalez, an undergraduate Sociology major, is one of the 2009 Commencement Speakers.
- Congratulations to Katie Dingeman and Emma Spiro for winning Honorable Mentions in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition.
- Congratulations to Georgiana Bostean and Raul Perez for receiving dissertation fellowship awards for 2009-10!
- A report by Roberto Gonzales is featured on CNN Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Also featured in 12 additional news outlets:
- -Chronicle of Higher Education, April 22, 2009
- La Opinion, April 22, 2009
- Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2009
- LA Times, April 22, 2009
- U.S. News and World Report, April 22, 2009
- Diverse Education, April 22, 2009
- Education Week, April 22, 2009
- KWTX Channel 10 News (Texas), April 21, 2009 (video available)
- USA Today, April 21, 2009
- Ponte Al Dia (Philadelphia), April 21, 2009
- Latin American Herald Tribune, April 21, 2009
- Physorg.com, April 21, 2009
- A study by Cynthia Feliciano and Belinda Robnett is featured in the Los Angeles Times on April 26, 2009. The story also appears in two additional media outlets:
- -Desert Sun, April 22, 2009
- News America Media, April 24, 2009
- Study by Cynthia Feliciano is featured on the Social Science News on April 21, 2009.
- Judith Treas is featured in the Capital Times on April 20, 2009.
- Research conducted by Rubén Rumbaut is featured in the New York Times on April 18, 2009. The story also appears in nine additional media sources.
- Wang Feng is featured in the The Philadelphia Bulletin on April 15, 2009.
- Jennifer Lee is quoted in the Herald News on March 29, 2009.
- Frank D. Bean has received a six-year grant to study and develop new methods for collecting and reporting data on the unauthorized population living in America. The study is funded by the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- Judith Treas publishes "Immigration in an Aging Society." This Winter 2009 issue of Generations is "a long overdue look at the demographic revolution of our time" co-edited with UCLA's Fernando Torres-Gil.
- Nathanael Matthiesen is quoted in Advisors News on March 17, 2009.
- The research findings of Rubén Rumbaut are highlighted in Education Week on March 16, 2009.
- A study by Rubén Rumbaut is featured in the Tampa Tribune on March 1, 2009.
- Rubén Rumbaut was awarded a Russell Sage Foundation book grant.
- CSD and Department of Sociology kicked off the inaugural annual Robin M. Williams, Jr. Lecture series established to honor the research and teaching of Robin M. Williams.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the Examiner on January 28, 2009.
- A study by Andrew Penner is featured in the Delaware Online on January 21, 2009.
- Congratulations to James Bany, Bobby Chen, Roberto Gonzalez, Goldie Komaie, Ben Lind, Charles Morgan, Michelle Peria, Miruna Petrescu-Prahova, and James Stobaugh, all of whom have had articles recently accepted for publication or published:
- David A. Snow, James A. Bany, Michelle Peria, and James E. Stobaugh, "A Team Field Study of the Appeal of Megachurches: Framing, Identifying, and Solving Personal Issues" Ethnography, June 2008.
- Polletta, Francesca, Pang Ching Bobby Chen, and Christopher Anderson, "Is Information
Good for Deliberation? Link-Posting in an Online Forum."
Journal of Public Deliberation 5, 2009.
- Rubén G. Rumbaut, Roberto G. Gonzales, Golnaz Komaie, y Charlie V. Morgan, "Inmigración,
encarcelamiento y delincuencia en los Estados Unidos de
América: La percepción pública frente a la evidencia empírica." Pp.
127-156 in Alfonso Serrano Maíllo y José Luis Guzmán Dálbora, eds., *Procesos de Infracción de Normas y de Reacción a la Infracción de Normas:
Dos Tradiciones Criminológicas. * Madrid, Spain: Editorial Dykinson, S.L., 2008.
- Cynthia Feliciano, Belinda Robnett, and Golnaz Komaie. 2009. "Gendered Racial Exclusion Among White Internet Daters." Social Science Research 38: 39-54.
- Lind, Benjamin E., Miguel Tirado, Carter T. Butts, and Miruna Petrescu-Prahova, "Brokerage roles in disaster response: organizational mediation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina." International Journal of Emergency Management 5 (1/2), 2008.
- Amenta, Edwin, Neal Caren, Sheera Joy Olasky, and James Stobaugh, "All the Movements Fit to Print: Who, What, When, Where, Why SMO Families Appeared in the *New York Times* in the Twentieth Century." American Sociological Review, forthcoming.
- Congratulations to Leah Ruppanner for receiving the Frank Lynch Fellowship for Winter 2009!
- Andrew Penner's study on how social status shapes ethnicity is featured on the Social Science
News on January 5th, 2009.
- Jennifer Lee's study on exploring the fading lines of race in US is featured on the Social Science News on December 17th, 2008.
- Wang Feng is awarded a $500,000 John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation Award for his research.
- Andrew Penner is interviewed by KCBS, a Bay Area CBS affiliated radio station.
- Andrew Penner is quoted in Chicago Tribune on December 15, 2008.
- A study by Andrew Penner is featured in the following newspapers on December 9, 2008:
- Katie Faust is quoted in the LA Times on December 5, 2008.
- Rubén Rumbaut is featured in the Houston Chronicle on November 22, 2008.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the Houston Chronicle on November 17, 2008.
- David Meyer is quoted in Globe and Mail on November 15, 2008.
- Kelsey Kretschmer is awarded the Chancellor's Club Award for Excellence for 2008-09.
- On November 18th, Frank Bean will give the opening talk to the UC Irvine Libraries fall exhibit, Immigrant Lives in "The OC" and Beyond, at the Langson Library. The exhibit depicts the lives of immigrants -- and those around them -- in our region, with a focus on Orange County, from its beginnings in the late 19th century to today.
- Judith Treas is awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant for her study.
- Congratulations to Leah Reich, who was just awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for her project, titled, "The Physician Experience of EHR System Implementation."
- Samuel Gilmore is recognized this year with an Outstanding Faculty Award from UCI Extension Dean Gary Matkin.
- Congratulations to Vicki Wing Chan, recipient of the Carole Creek Baily School of Social Sciences Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Sociology.
- A study by Rubén Rumbaut is featured on NBC and MSNBC.com on October 14, 2008.
- Carter Butts is awarded a $749,245 National Science Foundation grant for his project.
- The UCI Demographic and Social Analysis (DASA) program celebrates 10 years of success.
- Three of UC Irvine Sociologists were awarded two of three recent Russell Sage Foundation grants on immigration.
- Frank Bean is awarded a $67,544 Russell Sage Foundation Grant for his project.
- Scott Byrd is awarded an NSF doctoral dissertation research grant.
- Rubén G. Rumbaut will be the featured speaker for the California State University, Dominguez Hills College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences Distinguished Speakers Series luncheon: "Immigration's Complexities, Assimilation's Discontents," Friday, October 10, 2008, 11:30 a.m., Loker Student Union, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
- Frank Bean is quoted in the LA Timeson October 3, 2008.
- UCI receives $5.4 million to study large-scale computer networks, and Carter Butts will be among the collaborators.
- A study by Rubén Rumbaut is featured in Mundo Hispanico on September 18, 2008.
- Frank Bean is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on September 12, 2008.
- Carter Butts is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on September 11, 2008.
- Ruben Rumbaut is quoted in the New York Daily News on September 11, 2008.
- Judith Treas is awarded an NSF grant for her research.
- Jennifer Lee is awarded a Russell Sage Foundation grant for her research.
- Jody Agius Vallejo is awarded Haynes Foundation Fellowship for her research.
- Catherine Bolzendahl is featured in the OC Register on September 7, 2008.
- Ruben Rumabut is featured in the Tampa Tribune on September 7, 2008.
- Frank D. Bean is quoted in the Ventura County Star on September 3, 2008.
- Rubén Rumbaut is featured in the Tampa Bay Online on August 29, 2008.
- David J. Frank has been promoted to Full Professor.
- Frank D. Bean is quoted in the Ventura County Star on August 23, 2008.
- Rubén Rumbaut, sociology professor, is quoted in The Washington Post on August 23, 2008.
- Joy Pixley is quoted in the OC Register on August 22, 2008.
- Goldie Komaie awarded Haynes Foundation Fellowship to study Iranian community.
- Frank Bean is quoted in the LA Times on July 16, 2008.
- Jody Agius Vallejo is featured in the Social Sciences News on July 15, 2008.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in The Oregonian on July 13, 2008, and in The Seattle Times on July 16, 2008.
- David Smith is quoted in Stars and Stripes on July 9, 2008.
- Francesca Polletta has been promoted to Full Professor.
- David Meyer is quoted in The Sunday Paper (Ga.) on June 15, 2008.
- Steve Boutcher has been awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant for his project titled, "Pro Bono Publico, The Large Law Firm, and Social Movements: A Relational Approach to the Study of Cause Lawyering."
- Calvin Morrill has been elected as the Chair of the Sociology of Law Section of the
American Sociological Association (ASA). Many others of the UCI Sociology Department
faculty members have been recently elected to serve the discipline
in a major role:
- Frank Bean, Chair, International Migration Section, ASA
- David Meyer, Chair, Peace,War and Social Conflict, ASA
- Katie Faust, Council Member, Methodology Section, ASA
- Francesca Polletta, Council Member, ASA 2004-2007
- Ruben Rumbaut, Council Member, ASA, 2006-2009
- David Smith, Chair-Elect, Marxist Section, ASA
- David Snow, Chair, Community and Urban Sociology Section, ASA
- Judy Treas, President-Elect, Pacific Sociological Association (Professor Treas will be the third faculty member in this Department to serve in this role, following Francesca Cancian and David Snow).
- David Snow was selected as 2008 recipient of the Lee Founders Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).
- Jen'nan G. Read has been awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for strategic outreach and communication on her research on Muslim American political incorporation.
- Jennifer Lee has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Japan for 2008-09 and named the Nagoya American Studies Summer Seminar Distinguished Lecturer.
- Sociology House is featured on Page 6 of the Spring Quarter Arroyo Vista Housing Newsletter.
- Three Sociology Graduate Students were awarded the 2007-2008 Order of Merit in the School of Social Sciences:
- The article, "Emergent Coordinators in the World Trade Center Disaster" by Miruna Petrescu-Prahova and Carter Butts, was recently accepted for publication by the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.
- Jody Agius Vallejo's paper, "Latina Spaces: Middle-Class Ethnic Capital and Professional Organizations in the Latino Community," was selected as the Best Graduate Student Paper from the International Migration Section of the ASA.
- The article, "The Global Dimensions of Rape-Law Reform: A Cross-National Study of Policy Outcomes,” by David John Frank, Tara Hardinge, and Kassia Wosick-Correa, was recently accepted for publication in The American Sociological Review.
- Sharon Oselin's article, "Leaving the Streets: Transformation of Prostitute Identity through Rehabilitation," was recently accepted for publication in the journal Deviant Behavior.
- Rubén Rumbaut is featured on NPR on May 27, 2008.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the U.S. News & WorldReport on May 15, 2008.
- Francesca Polletta's 2006 book, "It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics" (University of Chicago Press), after receiving the Outstanding Book Award from the Collective Behavior/Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association in 2007, is again among the books listed as Honorable Mention for the Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book by the Culture Section of the American Sociological Association.
- Jody Agius Vallejo's article, "Latina Spaces: Middle Class Ethnic Capital and Professional Associations in the Ethnic Community," was accepted for publication in City & Community.
- An evening honoring Lauds & Laurel recipient, Roberto Gonzales, with his advisor, friends, and Dept. Chair.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the OC Register on May 1, 2008.
- Lauds and Laurel award winner, Roberto Gonzales, was interviewed, "The Forgotten Youth."
- Edwin Amenta is awarded NSF grant for his research.
- Jen'nan Read is quoted in the Daily Pilot on April 9, 2008.
- Judith Treas is quoted in the U.S. News and World Report on March 31, 2008, debunking the "infidelity epidemic."
- Study by Jen'nan Read to be published in the April issue of American Sociological Review, and was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" segment on March 24, 2008.
- Judy Stepan-Norris was elected as the Chair-Elect-Secretary of the Academic Senate of the UC Irvine campus.
- Wang Feng is quoted on CNSNews.com on March 12, 2008.
- Wang Feng is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on March 6, 2008.
- Roberto Gonzales is the 2008 Lauds & Laurels Recipient in Social Sciences.
- Jody Agius Vallejo was awarded a Visiting Research Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies and U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC, San Diego, during the 2008-2009 academic year.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the Sacramento Bee on February 26, 2008.
- Chuck O'Connell was recently selected as the graduating senior class’s Outstanding Professor in the School of Social Sciences, marking O'Connell's tenth year of receiving this award.
- Cynthia Feliciano was awarded the Cultural Diversity Studies grant from The Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing and Libraries (CORCL).
- Frank Bean is featured in the San Jose Mercury News on February 18, 2008.
- Francesca Polletta to be interviewed about building a Progressive movement on the NPR radio program Forthright Radio on wkzyx on February 13, 2008. (more on the radio program, click here)
- Francesca Polletta is interviewed about her book on radio, Against the Grain, on February 5, 2008.
- Jen'nan Ghazal Read is quoted in the Riverside Press-Enterprise on February 4, 2008.
- Ron Lesthaeghe is awarded the IUSSP 2008 Laureate.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the New York Times on February 3, 2008.
- Rubén Rumbaut is referenced in the Dallas Morning News on February 2, 2008.
- Rubén Rumbaut is referenced in Al Dia (Philadelphia) on February 2, 2008.
- James Bachmeier receives the UC Office of the President Labor and Employment Research Fund Award.
- Jasmine Kerrissey receives the UC Office of the President Labor and Employment Research Fund Award.
- Susan Brown receives the Presidential Authority Award from the Russell Sage Foundation to study immigrant integration in Los Angeles.
- Carter Butts is the recipient of the 2008 Freeman Award from the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).
- Rubén Rumbaut is featured in the International Herald Tribune on January 15, 2008.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the New York Times on January 15, 2008.
- Francesca Polletta is quoted in the New York Times on January 13, 2008.
- A study by Rubén Rumbaut is featured in The Mercury News on January 12, 2008.
- David Smith is the 2009 Chair-Elect of the Marxist Section of the ASA.
- Judith Treas is quoted in The Huffington Post on December 18, 2007.
- David Frank receives inaugural residency fellowship from Spencer Foundation.
- Jen'nan Read is featured on Today @ UCI on December 17, 2007.
- Jody Agius Vallejo was elected as one of the awardees of the 2007-2008.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the Dallas Morning New on December 12, 2007.
- The Huffington Post features a report that Rubén Rumbaut coauthored on November 30, 2007.
- Rubén Rumbaut is featured in the LA Times on November 30, 2007.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in Education Week on November 16, 2007.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in The Guardian on November 16, 2007.
- Carter Butts is featured in the S ocial Sciences News on November 5, 2007.
- David Meyer is quoted by The Associated Press on November 2, 2007.
- David Meyer is quoted in the LA Times on November 1, 2007.
- Rubén Rumbaut to give keynote address at Seoul National Unversity to an international conference on “Immigration in the Global Context,” on November 1-2.
- Jennan Read featured in special issue of Social Science & Medicine.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times on October 29, 2007.
- With the release of his study, "Wasted Talent and Broken Dreams: the Lost Potential of Undocumented Students," Roberto Gonzales is featured in:
- Judith Treas is featuered in USA Today on October 17, 2007.
- Roberto Gonzales is featured in Al dia on October 9, 2007.
- Jody Agius Vallejo is featured in the Orange County Register on October 9, 2007.
- Matt Huffman, associate professor of sociology, is featured in Salon.com on October 8, 2007.
- Rubén Rumbaut and Roberto Gonzales quoted in Washington Post about immigration on October 5, 2007.
- Danielle Rudes was selected as one of the 2007-2008 Center in law, Society and Culture graduate fellows!
- Rubén Rumbaut is featured in the Denver Post on September 28, 2007.
- Matthew Mahutga was awarded the 2007-2008 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
- Matthew Mahutga was awarded the Dean's Endowed Fellowship for Excellence.
- The Department of Sociology welcomes Ann Hironaka and Evan Schofer as new faculty members of the department.
- Rubén Rumbaut is featured on WBAI, a radio station in New York in an interview on "Cuba in Focus" on August 27, 2007.
- Roberto Gonzales was the recipient of the Public Policy Institute of California Dissertation Fellowship for his "Born in the Shadows: the Uncertain Futures of the Children of Unauthorized Mexican Migrants." He was awarded $46,200.
- Rubén Rumbaut's study is referenced on the front page article of The New York Times on August 5, 2007.
- David Snow and Su Yang joined John McCarthy (Pennsylvania State University), Mayer Zald (University of Michigan), and Dingxin Zhao (University of Chicago) as the principal presenters for a two-week workshop titled, “2007 Beijng Summer Institute on Collective Action and Social Movements.” The workshop was held at Renmin University of China in Beijing from July 23 to August 3, with 60 Chinese professors, research fellows, and graduate students from 27 regions of the country. It was said to be an historic occasion in that the institute was the first open, scholarly discussion of social protest and movements in China in recent times.
- Catherine Bolzendahl is quoted in the Orange Coast Magazine on August 1, 2007.
- Cynthia Feliciano has been named a 2007-08 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.
- A study by Rubén Rumbaut is referenced in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, on July 30, 2007.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in The Boston Globe on July 22, 2007.
- Calvin Morrill is quoted in the OC Register on July 21, 2007.
- Rubén Rumbaut is featured in the Intelligence Report on July 18, 2007.
- A study by Rubén Rumbaut is featured in the Village Voice on July 18, 2007.
- Rubén Rumbaut is quoted in the Herald News on July 16, 2007.
- Rubén Rumbaut is featured in the New York Daily News on July 9, 2007 on crime and immigration.
- Francesca Polletta has received two American Sociological Association awards for her book, It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics (Chicago, 2006):
- The 2007 Outstanding Book Award from the Collective Behavior/Social Movements Section
- The 2007 Distinguished Scholarship Award, Honorable Mention, from the Political Sociology Section
- During the past five years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UCI Sociology faculty members and graduate students 17 grants (11 regular and 6 doctoral dissertation grants). This total collectively places the Department among the top sociology departments in the nation with respect to total NSF grants awarded in this period.
- Rubén Rumbaut was interviewed on the topic of immigration and integration by Warren Olney live on To the Point, a national news program co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International. For audio recordiing of the interview, please click here.
- The latest issue of Social Forces contains three articles with UCI sociologists as lead authors:
- Catherine Bolzendahl and Clem Brooks. 2007. "Women's Political Representation and Welfare State Spending in 12 Capitalist Democracies." Social Forces 85(4): 1509-1534.
- Jen'nan Read and Philip N. Cohen.* 2007. "One Size Fits All? Explaining US-born and Immigrant Women's Employment across 12 Ethnic Groups." Social Forces 85(4): 1713-1734.
- Carter Butts and David C. Rode. 2007. "Rational and Empirical Play in the Simple Hot Potato Game." Social Forces 85(4): 1787-1806.
- Jen’nan Ghazal Read has won a scholar-in-residence grant from the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation that will send her to a castle in the French countryside to continue her research on Muslim-American political incorporation.
- 2007 Sociology Annual Award Ceremony took place on June 8, 2007.
- Matthew Mahutga was awarded the Odum Award for Best Graduate Student Paper.
- Matthew Mahutga was recognized for Outstanding Graduate Scholarship
- Namanh Vu Hoang, a Sociology undergraduate senior, was the winner of the 2006-07 Social Sciences Outstanding Honors Thesis, with his thesis titled "Shared Semantic Structures of Automobile Brands Among US Residents"
- Nina Bandelj is the recipient of the 2007 Faculty Small Grant award in the amount of $1,000 for her project titled "From Communists to Foreign Capitalists: The Special Foundations of Foreign Direct Investment in Postsocialist Europe"
- Sharon Oselin is the 2007 recipient of the Graduate Student Fellowship award in the amount of $1,000 for her project titled "Unhooked: A Comparative Analysis of Women Existing Prostitution Via Prostitution Helping Organizations"
- A study by Rubén Rumbaut is referenced in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. For full story please click here.
- Andrew Noymer was the co-recipient of the 2007-2008 Social Science Assistant Professor Research Award, for his research on "Chronic Disease, Nutrition, and Race in the Nineteenth Century: Tuberculosis and Syphilis in the Union Army in the Civil War".
- Matthew Mahutga, with his 2007-2008 IGCC Dissertation Fellowship proposal--"Global Commodity Chains and Economic Development: Dominance, Subordination and Well-Being in the Global Economy"--was selected to receive a one-year IGCC Dissertation Fellowship, in a total award of $20,000.
- Chuck O'Connell was recently selected as the graduating senior class’s Outstanding Professor in the Social Sciences, marking O'Connell's ninth year of receiving this award. O'Connell, along with the Outstanding Professors from other schools on campus, will be featured in the Graduate Section in the Anthology Yearbook and honored at a reception on Thursday, May 24, 5:30 p.m. in the Phineas Banning Alumni House.
- Rubén Rumbaut testified at a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, and was quoted on Voice of America on May 16, 2007
- Sociology House won two awards at the annual Arroyo Vista Awards ceremony. The sixteen residents of the departmental sponsored theme house won the award for Most Improved GPA, and Professor Katherine Faust won the award for Most Involved Faculty Sponsor. Congratulations to our wonderful residents and our outstanding House Assistant Denise Pham!
- David Snow will be giving the keynote address at an international conference on Culture and Social Development at the Fu-jen Catholic University, Taiwan; the conference is held on May 22nd~23rd. He will also be giving a lecture at the National Chiao Tung University of Taiwan on May 23rd.
- Wang Feng's study on China's fertility policy -- recently published in Population and Development Review -- is the first systematic study of China's one-child policy, warns of impending
demographic crisis in China
- Please click here for the PDR article (in PDF format)
- Christopher Marcum received the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council in New York City, and was awarded with $5,000 in summer funding.
- Ruben G. Rumbaut and Walter A. Ewing of Immigration Policy Center (IPC) publishes study: The Myth of Immigrant Criminality and the Paradox of Assimilation: Incarceration Rates among Native and Foreign-Born Men
- Rubén Rumbaut and Robert Sampson to lead discussion for congressional staff and press in a teleconference hosted by Immigration Policy Center, The Connection Between Immigration and Crime. (2/26)
- Judith Treas was recently appointed chair of the subcommittee that represents the Population
Association of America on the Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations.
- Dec. 3, 2006, a New York Times Magazine article refers to a pair of 2006 immigration
and crime research publications by Rubén Rumbaut, Roberto G. Gonzales, Golnaz Komaie, and Charlie V. Morgan
- One of the publications found here: "Debunking the Myth of Immigrant Criminality"
- Rubén Rumbaut was one of the keynote speakers at the recent immigration symposium in San José.
- Judith Treas was elected President of the Pacific Sociological Association.
- Jen'nan Read got together with Rev. Carolyn Bohler, pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Tustin and Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, at the OC Register to tackle the question: Is Christianity under attack?
- Carter Butts (as Co-PI with collaborators, David Mendoca, PI, and Gary Webb, Co-PI) has received $710,000 from the National Science Foundation's Human Social Dynamics initiative to fund, "Improvisation in Emergency Response: Linking Cognition, Behavior and Social Interaction."
- Lin Freeman has received the 2006 James S. Coleman Distinguished Career Award in Mathematical
Sociology from the ASA's Section on Mathematical Sociology. This award is the
highest award in the discipline for mathematical sociology. The only two previous
award winners are Harrison White and Thomas Fararo.
The 2006 Harrison White Outstanding Book Award from the ASA's Section on Mathematical Sociology goes to Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis, edited by Peter J. Carrington, John Scott, and Stanley Wasserman (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Katherine Faust and Lin Freeman each contributed original chapters to this volume and share in the award with the other contributors and the editors.
- Andrea Denish has won the "Spotlight Award" for UCI! The University of California Office of the President created this award (which is given each year to a small number of personnel at each UC campus) as a way to recognize "sustained, outstanding performance" among staff members.
- Largest study of immigrants' adult children, conducted by sociologists Rubén G. Rumbaut of UCI and Alejandro Portes of Princeton, reveals certain groups are left behind
- August 13, 2006, The Washington Post featured an article on the research paper presented by Matt Huffman and Philip Cohen during the 2006 ASA meeting: 'Women in Top Ranks Pull Up the Pay of Others'.
- 2006 American Sociological Association awards and recognitions:
- Edwin Amenta (with co-authors Neal Caren and Sheera Joy Olasky) will receive the 2006 Distinguished Publication Award from the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements for the article, “Age for Leisure? Political Mediation and the Impact of the Pension Movement on Old-Age Policy,” which appeared in the 2005 American Sociological Review (Volume 70, pp. 516-38).
- Jim Bachmeier will receive the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Section on International Migration for his paper, "New Destination Contexts of Reception: Labor Market Co-ethnic Concentration and the Earnings of Mexican Immigrants."
- Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou will receive the 2006 Outstanding Book Award from the Section on Asia and Asian Americans for their edited volume, Asian American Youth: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity (Routledge).
- Frank Bean and David Snow have been named Chancellor's Professors, effective June 1, 2006
- Robin Murphy Williams Jr. (1914-2006)
- Rubén Rumbaut was named the new Deputy Editor and Cynthia Feliciano was named to the editorial board of the ASA journal, Sociology of Education.
- David Snow was elected as the Chair of the Urban and Community Sociology Section for 2007-08.
- David Snow will be the focus of a university-wide honorary symposium at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, in Mexico City, for his research on framing in social movements.
- The UCI Anthology Yearbook Staff has selected Chuck O'Connell as an "Outstanding Professor" in their annual selection of the best instructors on the UCI campus. This recognition is generated and organized by students.
- Jen'nan Read has been selected as a Carnegie Scholar for 2005-07! Jen'nan was selected from a national competition that began with her nomination by an invited Carnegie nominator and then went through multiple rounds of external and internal review at the national level.
- In an op ed piece published in the Boston Globe on April 8, 2006, Edwin Amenta explores the potential federal role of a recent Massachusetts law requiring health
insurance for all workers...
- Jen'nan Ghazal Read has received the 2006-07 Social Science Assistant Professor Research Award, which recognizes research excellence and strong project proposals by the school's
junior faculty. Read's project, “Multiple Identities and Muslim American Political Incorporation” will receive $5,000 funding.
- The team of Frank Bean, David Smith, Calvin Morrill, Leo Chavez and Bruce Matthieson, have taken back our title as Department Basketball Shoot-out champs!! The team shot a total of 8 baskets (at least) for the win against the UCI Library.
- Jen'nan Ghazal Read conducts the first national study that shows black immigrants' health erodes the longer they live in the U.S...
- Sociology Undergraduate Summer Travelogues from Claudine Soriano and Michael Cao...
- Calvin Morrill and David Snow expand the definition of a personal relationship...
- David Meyer has won the 2005 Best Published Article Award from the ASA's Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements
- Wang Feng will receive the 2005 Outstanding Book Award from the American Sociological Association's Asian and Asian American Section
- Kassia Wosick-Correa received the James J. Harvey Dissertation Fellowship for the academic year 2005-2006 with a stipend of $8,000.
- Congratulations to our Sociology Honors students 2005-2006!
The following have been accepted into our Sociology Honors Program:
Rosie Anne Aroush
Brenda Edith Barragan
Ismael Diaz Herrera
Christopher J. Howard
Swarupa Mohan Jatavallabhula
Jessica Tovar Martinez
- Judy Treas has been elected to the Sociological Research Association (SRA), which recognizes and honors sociologists for their outstanding research and scholarship. The SRA was founded in 1936 and has approximately 400 members. Judy joins other UCI sociologists who have previously been elected to the SRA, including Frank Bean, Lin Freeman, Calvin Morrill, Rubn Rumbaut, David Snow, and Robin Williams.
- Sociology Annual Awards Ceremony recognized outstanding students and faculty on Friday, June 10, 2005. Click here for pictures.
- Professor Sam Gilmore received the "Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research" at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in May 2005
- Professor Chuck O'Connell has been selected as an "Outstanding Professor for the School of Social Sciences" by the graduating class of 2005
- Professor Philip Cohen was selected by a committee of Dean's List students at the Mesa Court dorms as a "Faculty Member of the Month" for June 2005.
- David Snow recognized by American Sociological Review as one of its most cited authors....
- Judy Treas receives Humboldt grant to foster collaboration between U.S. and Germany....
- U.S. News and World Report ranks UCI Sociology for the first time...
- Calvin Morrill has been cited in the New York Time Article, "Close Doesn't Always Count in Winning Games" By BENEDICT CAREY Published: March 7, 2005
- The 2004 UCI NSF Sociology grants are:
Rubén Rumbaut , "Collaborative Research: The Second Generation in Early Adulthood: A Decade-Long Panel Study."
David Smith , "Collaborative Research: Globalization and the Network of World Cities."
Judy Treas , "The Division of Household Labor in Three-dozen Countries.
- David Meyer has been promoted to Full Professor
- Jeanne Batalova(UCI Ph.D. 2005) has accepted the position of Data Analyst at the Migration Policy
Institute in Washington, D.C.
- Yvonne Braun received an offer to join the Department of Sociology at the University of Oregon
- Aug 9, 2004 - In the first national study of Arab-American women, Jen'nan Ghazal Read...
- Aug 2004 - Professor Rubén Rumbaut and Research Network Receive
5.2 million Early Adulthood Research Grant...
- 10/22/04 - Sociology Welcome Back Faculty/Graduate Student Picnic
- 8/9/04 - In the first national study of Arab-American women, Jen'nan Ghazal Read...
- 8/04 - Professor Rumbaut and Research Network Receive $5.2 million Early Adulthood Research Grant...
- 6/17/04 - Professor Francesca Cancian's Retirement Luncheon....
- 6/10/04 - Annual Awards Ceremony and Caribbean Luncheon...