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John McEnroe, Maurice Isserman, Katharine Kuharic, Chaise LaDousa, Seth Major.
Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards Presented to Six Faculty Members

Six members of the Hamilton faculty were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds at Class & Charter Day on Friday, May 4. The Awards recognize individual accomplishments, but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  The awards were made in three categories: Career Achievement, Early Career Achievement and Notable Year Achievement.  More ...

Daniel Chambliss
Chronicle of Higher Ed Quotes Chambliss

"Can Colleges Manufacture Motivation?," an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, opened with comments by Daniel Chambliss, The Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology. “‘Motivation is an outcome of college. … It energizes people to want to learn more and go out in the world and grab it by the throat,’” began Chambliss, who is completing a book with Christopher Takacs ’05 titled How College Works (Harvard University Press).  More ...

Elly Field '13
Elly Field '13 Presents at Southern Sociological Society Conference

Elly Field '13 presented a paper with Professor George Hobor of Colgate University at the annual conference of the Southern Sociological Society in New Orleans on March 22. The paper was co-authored with sociology students Amy Dow '12 and David Schwartz '13 and details the results of the group's summer research on the social and economic integration of Utica's Karen and Bantu refugee population.  More ...

Dennis Gilbert
WAMC Features Gilbert on Academic Minute

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert on Monday, March 5, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. During his reading, Gilbert examines exactly who is considered middle class, pointing out that there are many definitions.  More ...

Daniel Chambliss
Fourth Edition of Chambliss Book Published

The fourth edition of Daniel Chambliss' book, Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation, co-authored with Russell Schutt, has just been published by Sage Publishers. Chambliss is the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology.   More ...

Yvonne Zylan
Zylan Presents Paper at Law and Society Association Meeting

Associate Professor of Sociology Yvonne Zylan presented a paper at the Law and Society Association's annual meetings held in San Francisco, June 2-5.  The theme of the conference was "Oceans Apart? Narratives of (Il)Legality in Liminal Spaces."  More ...

William Rusche '13 and Andrea Wrobel '13.
Green Religion

Within the past 25 years, a new type of social movement has emerged in American culture: religious environmental groups. Their members apply religious texts and beliefs to environmental causes, raising environmental concern and benefiting sustainable practices. However, despite how diverse and numerous these groups have become, sociologists have yet to study them in detail.  More ...

<em>States of Passion: Law, Identity, and Social Construction of Desire</em> by Yvonne Zylan.
Zylan Authors New Book

Associate Professor of Sociology Yvonne Zylan is the author of a new book, States of Passion: Law, Identity, and Social Construction of Desire (Oxford University Press, March, 2011).  More ...

Dennis Gilbert
Gilbert Quoted in New York Post

“Every indicator we have shows that the country is becoming more and more unequal,” said Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert in an interview with a New York Post reporter for a Nov. 14 article. In “Class dismissed: Why middle income jobs are not coming back,” Gilbert continued, “When people are asked which class they belong to … the bulk of the population says middle class, as they have since WWII.”  More ...

Caitlin Taborda '11 in the Woollcott kitchen.
Senior Fellow Caitlin Taborda Studying Food Movements

Caitlin Taborda, Hamilton’s only Senior Fellow for the class of 2011, has begun her research on American food movements with regard to how different people make choices about the food they eat. Her project is titled “Local, Organic, and Sustainable Privilege: Understanding the Social Significance of Food Movements and the Socioeconomic Factors that Influence Participation.”  More ...

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