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Remembering Sheldon Stryker

Sheldon Stryker

As many of you know, the Department of Sociology sponsored an event at the ASA meetings in honor of Sheldon Stryker, who passed away earlier this year. IU alum Richard Serpe, along with several of his colleagues at Kent State, arranged for the event to be filmed. The film has been uploaded to the IU Sociology channel on YouTube:

Pescosolido elected to National Academy of Medicine

Bernice Pescosolido

Distinguished Professor Bernice Pescosolido was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and a reflection of her outstanding professional achievements in these areas.

Pandian receives Master’s Thesis Award

Roshan Pandian

Congratulations to Roshan Pandian, whose MA paper, "Does Manufacturing Matter for Economic Growth in the Era of Globalization?" has been awarded the University Graduate School Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award for 2016.

IU Bloomington faculty, students recognized by American Sociological Association

Brea Perry

Indiana University Bloomington sociologist Brian Powell received a Distinguished Career Award and other faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Sociology were recognized for books and articles during the recent annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.


2016 Allen D. and Polly S. Grimshaw Lecture

The 2016 Allen D. and Polly S. Grimshaw Lecture will be presented by Shelley J. Correll of Stanford University where she is Professor of Sociology and the Barbara D. Finberg Director of Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Research on Gender. Her talk title will be "Inside the black box of organization life: The gendered language of performance assessment." Her expertise is in the areas of gender, workplace dynamics and organizational culture. She is also studying how gender stereotypes and organizational practices affect the entry and retention of women in technical professions and how the growth of the craft beer industry affects the founding and success of women brewers. The lecture will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016 in the IMU, UCLUB, President’s Room. A reception will follow the talk.

CRRES Speaker Series

The CRRES Speaker Series on November 10, 2016 will be presented by Ariela Schachter of Washington University in St. Louis where she is a Professor of Sociology. Her research focuses on immigration, race relations, and inequality in the United States, and primarily uses experimental and causal inference methods. She is currently exploring how immigrants and native-born Americans understand and relate to one another, using a combination of survey and field experiments, and longitudinal survey data. Her talk title will be “From ‘Different’ to ‘Similar’: An Experimental Approach to Understanding Assimilation” which was published recently as a paper in the American Sociological Review. She will discuss how her project uses a conjoint survey experiment to examine how native-born, non-Hispanic White Americans react to immigrants and their descendants as they achieve social mobility. The lecture will be at 4:00 p.m. on November 10, 2016 in the IMU, Persimmon Room.

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