January 9, 2013
Kao, Shu-Fen (2012). "EMF Controversy in Chigu, Taiwan: Contested Declaration of Risk and Scientific Knowledge Have Implications for Risk Governance." Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 12: 81-97. ( read here)
December 6, 2012
Teri Swezey, (PhD 2004) recently returned to Chapel Hill, NC after walking and riding her bicycle 2,255 miles from Wrightsville Beach, NC to Flagstaff, AZ on behalf of vulnerable elderly and their caregivers as part of SOAR Feat 2012 .
October 30, 2012
Co-author of a journal article with Adie Tomer and Robert Puentes, MSU sociologist Zachary Neal looks at how metropolitan economies expand their global reach through trade and investment, international aviation plays a pivotal role: the movement of people across national borders.
October 30, 2012
Cities are obviously more than just the sum of their physical assets—roads and bridge, offices, factories, shopping centers, and homes—working more like living organisms than jumbles of concrete. Their inner workings even transcend their ability to cluster and concentrate people and economic activity. As sociologist Zachary Neal of Michigan State University argues in his new book, The Connected Cities, are made up of human social networks. Richard Florida of The Atlantic Cities magazine sits down with Dr. Neal to discuss his book.
October 16, 2012
Dr. Hui (Cathy) Liu has been selected to receive the National Council on Family Relations Professional Paper Award for her paper entitled "Marital Dissolution and Self-Rated Health: Age Trajectories and Birth Cohort Variations" published in the the Family and Health Section journal of Social Science & Medicine in 2012.
October 4, 2012
Congratulations to Cameron T. Whitley, current sociology Ph.D. student at Michigan State University and Eleanor A. Hubbard, Senior Instructor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, longtime friends that have co-authored this anthology: a unique sampling of Trans-Kin voices as they tell their life experiences and a resource for SOFFA's (Significant Others, Family members, Friends and Allies) as they come to terms with the transgender status of loved ones.
September 13, 2012
The brutally repressive Soviet Union MSU sociologist professor Vladimir Shlapentokh left behind 33 years ago may have opened its borders to the world, but today’s Russia has become wracked with greed, corruption and mass emigration that threaten the nation’s future.
September 4, 2012
Dr. Soma Chaudhuri, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, spent seven months studying witch hunts in her native India and discovered that the economic self-help groups have made it part of their agenda to defend their fellow plantation workers against the hunts. (read full news article)
July 18, 2012
Sociology graduate student, Jennifer Wray, along with Siddharth Chandra, and Goran Kuljanin, published an abstract on the estimates of worldwide mortality from the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, which vary widely, from 15 million to 100 million.
July 17, 2012
Hiu Liu, along with Corinne Reczek of the University of Cincinnati, conducted a large national study finding that black people who are married don't appear to live any longer than black couples who simply live together, suggesting marriage doesn't boost longevity for blacks the way it does for whites.