John Lewis Fellows explore human rights in new summer program

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Congratulations!! 2015 cohort

graduating class 2015

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Robert Agnew

Winner of the 2015 Edwin H. Sutherland Award of the American Society of Criminology. This award “recognizes outstanding contributions to theory or research in criminology on the etiology of criminal and deviant behavior, the criminal justice system, corrections, law, or justice” (

Sabino Kornrich investigates fairness in housework

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Congratulations Dr. Delores Aldridge!

Delores Aldridge, has been heavily involved in the governance of Clark Atlanta University for many years. They have dedicated an auditorium in her honor and that of her late spouse.                                      Dr. Aldridge dedication photo

Sociology assistant professor discusses wealthy parents increased spending on children during recession

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U.S. Sociologists Offer Teaching Materials on Events in Ferguson, MO

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Faculty Member’s Course Inspires Student Committee.

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Dr. Bob Agnew has been named a top, national criminology professor.

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Bob Agnew recognition photo

Professor Bob Agnew will join the SSS Roll of Honor in 2015, it was announced by Department of Sociology Chair Dr. Karen Hegtvedt

The greatest recognition given by the Southern Sociological Society is an appointment to the Roll of Honor. This award recognizes a career of distinguished intellectual contribution to Sociology. Awardees must be members of the Southern Sociological Society (or whose significant contributions to Sociology were made while a member of SSS) and have made stellar contributions to the discipline across their career.

SouthEastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium (SEUSS) - held each spring, the SEUSS draws students from across the country, providing them with the opportunity to present their research in a conference setting.

The Laney Graduate School and the Rollins School of Public Health have approved a new MPH/PhD dual degree program.

Students in the PhD program in Sociology may apply to the Rollins MPH program in any of five departments, including Behavioral Science and Health Education, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Global Health, and Health Policy and Management, finishing their MPH course work in one year, instead of the usual two. Students completing this combined professional and academic training will be well-prepared for a wide range of employment opportunities in academia, government, and the nonprofit sector. We are excited to be launching this new program in Sociology, along with our new Health concentration.

corey keyes

In August 2013, Emory College awarded Corey Keyes a Winship Distinguished Research Professorship in the social sciences.

Tenured faculty members who are recipients of this 3-year award have demonstrated singular accomplishments in research.

ellen idler

In August 2013, Emory College named Ellen Idler a Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology.

This award to full professors who have shown extraordinary accomplishment and considerable future promise in research and in teaching.

Faculty quoted in the news

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stephanie llanes

Our Sutker Award winner, Stephanie Llanes, was profiled in the recent Emory Report

Stephanie Llanes shares her journey toward her longtime goal of attending law school.

christina cross

Graduating senior Christina Cross, Boisfeuillet Jones Medal winner, profiled in Emory Report

Senior Christina Cross overcame many obstacles to graduate with a bachelor's degree in sociology, a wealth of new experiences, and a well-defined future.

Graduate students in the news

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Fikrejesus Amahazion's article, "Global Anti-Sex Trafficking: State Variance in Implementation of Protectionist Policies," has just been published in the February, 2014, issue of Human Rights Quarterly.

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Below describes the naming of an Emory alum as a  2014 Salzburg Global Fellow. Barrett Michalec received his PhD in 2009 from Emory in Sociology and currently is an Assistant Professor in Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware.

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Ellen Idler's class on Social Aspects of Health and Illness uses Facebook to spark student interest.

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Jeffeline Ermilus

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