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Rojas and Ray named editors of contexts

Roshan Pandian

IU Sociology's Professor Fabio Rojas and alumnus Rashawn Ray have been selected as the new editors of Contexts..."

Pathway to Academia brings together Latino faculty and students

Elaine Hernandez

Sociology professor Elaine Hernandez discussed her experiences in higher education at an event for Latino students organized by graduate student Denise Ambriz

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.


Sociology Summer Courses 2017

Sociology Summer Courses 2017





Preparing Future Faculty Conference

IU PFF Conference

Indiana University’s 22nd Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Graduate Conference is a one-day event designed to provide graduate students from all disciplines and at all phases of their educations with important information about preparing for their future academic careers. The conference will be Friday February 03, 2017, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM in Indiana Memorial Union: Rooms - Frangipani, Whittenberger, and Georgian.

Contact: Eric Sevell (
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Karl F. Schuessler Lecture in Social Science Methodology

Matthew Salganik

The 2017 Karl F. Schuessler Lecture will be presented by Matthew Salganik, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. Professor Salganik is affiliated with several of Princeton's interdisciplinary research centers: the Office for Population Research, the Center for Information Technology Policy, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, and the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. His research interests include social networks and computational social science. The lecture will be Friday April 07, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in Woodburn Hall, Room 200, The Social Science Research Commons (SSRC). A reception will follow the talk.

Contact: Stephen Benard (

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