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Spring 2018 Department of Sociology Newsletter

Sociology Newsletter Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 edition of the Sociology Department Newsletter is now available. The inaugural (Fall 2017) edition can also be found here.

'Free-Range' Parenting's Unfair Double Standard

Jess Calarco

Assistant Professor Jessica Calarco has a new article in the Atlantic on "free-range" parenting and how race and class dictate who gets judged for parenting that way.

Nicholas Smith Selected for National Leadership Program to Build Health Equity

Nicholas Smith

Nicholas Smith, a Sociology department graduate student at Indiana University will join a diverse group of scholars from across the country to collaboratively tackle persistent health challenges by creating innovative solutions through their research. The Health Policy Research Scholars program is led by George Washington University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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The 2018 Karl F. Schuessler Lecture

Michael Sobel

2018 Karl F. Schuessler Lecture welcomes Michael Sobel, Professor in Department of Statistics at Columbia University in the City of New York on April 6, 2018. Professor Sobel’s research interests are Causal Inference, fMRI, and Social Statistics. His talk “Counterfactual Inference with Heterogeneous Treatment Bundles: Sex, Race and Judge’s Party in EEOC Litigation Outcomes” will be held in the Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall in Woodburn Hall at 2:30 pm, with a reception to follow the lecture.

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