News & Events
Congratulations to the entire Department of Sociology! Our urban inequality proposal was one of the few funded under the University's Selective Excellence Program.
The Department is thrilled to welcome Daniel Martinez to the faculty. Martinez, who studies criminology, the sociology of race and ethnicity, and migration, will join us in Fall 2013.
Antwan Jones has received a New Connections grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his project "Residential Instability and Adolescent Obesity: The Role of the Built Environment." Professor Jones also just published an article in Advances in Applied Sociology called "Income, Homeownership and Residential Assorting among Latinos in the US."
Michelle Kelso presented a talk in November 2011 for the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies entitled "Post-Communist Construction of Holocaust Memory: A Case Study of Romanian Roma."
Peter Konwerski was named Dean of Students and Senior Associate Vice President for the Division of Student and Academic Support Services in 2010.
Fran Buntman was chosen as a Policy Research Scholar for 2009-2010 by GWU's Institute for Public Policy for the study of “Challenging Mass Imprisonment: Policy Continuity and Change from Grassroots to Governance.” She also received the Sociology department's Urban Inequality Excellence award for Spring 2010 to develop a grant concerning “Education, Urban Inequality, and the Children of Incarcerated Parents.”
William Chambliss received the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association.
Hiromi Ishizawa was awarded a GW Selective Excellence Fellowship.
Hiromi Ishizawa received a George Washington University Facilitating Fund grant for the project, “Civic Participation among Young Adults across Immigrant Generations.”
Hiromi Ishizawa is selected as a 2009-2010 Policy Research Scholar at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy for the project, “Trajectories of Civic Engagement among Children of Immigrants.”
Greg Squires was appointed as Book Review Co-Editor of City & Community for three-year term. His research on housing discrimination via the internet was featured in a Boston Fox TV news story.
Greg Squires is the recipient of the 2011 Robert and Helen Lynd Award for career achievement in urban sociology from the community section of the ASA. He will receive the award at this year's ASA meeting in Las Vegas. He has also received the Joseph B. Gittler Award for Significant Scholarly Achievement in Contributing to the Ethical Resolution of Social Problems, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2009.
Steve Tuch received a George Washington University Facilitating Fund award for his project, “Stratification Ideologies in Postcommunist Nations: The Case of Poland.” Along with William V.D'Antonio and John K. White, he also received an American Sociological Association/National Science Foundation Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award for the project, "Religion, Culture Wars, and Polarization in the U.S. Congress, 1971-2006." A book manuscript on the role of religion in Congress is in progress.
In July 2009, Ron Weitzer (and co-author Elizabeth Wood) wrote a letter, signed by 50 academics, opposing changes in Rhode Island’s prostitution law. The letter was cited in many media outlets in Rhode Island and nationally, including USA Today, the Associated Press, Fox News, the Boston Herald, and several radio and TV stations. Ron also published an op-ed article in Rhode Island’s leading newspaper, The Providence Journal, “Some Lurid Prostitution Myths Debunked,” June 19, 2009. In March 2009, he gave expert testimony in a court case challenging Canada’s prostitution law, a case pending at this time.
Graduate students Allison Helmuth, Kenneth Leon, and Claire Cook have all had papers accepted for the 2013 Eastern Sociological Society meetings in Boston.
Congratulations to undergraduates Jacqueline Hackett (Human Services), Chris Diaz (Criminal Justice), Caitlin Carroll (Sociology), and Sarah-Jo Lawrence (Sociology) who were awarded Presidential Administrative Fellowships.
Undergraduate student Andrea Israel, is the recipient of a Gamow Fellowship for her project, "The Current State of Mind of Washington D.C.'s Homeless Community." Greg Squires will serve as her supervisor.
Graduate student Lauren Ross entered the doctoral program in sociology at Temple University. She was fully funded with a fellowship.
Former graduate student Jeffrey Lubbers published his piece, "D.C. Council Should Think Twice about Giving Pollin $50M" on June 7th in The Examiner. He recently began work as a survey research analyst at Knowledge Networks in San Francisco, CA.