Archive: News

  • Prof. Kato Interviewed by the New Books Network

    In a recent podcast with the New Books Network, Prof. Kato and her co-editors were interviewed for the Recipe of Gentrification, their newly published book.

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  • Prof. Kato’s Work on Gentrification Featured in The Daily Show

    An article written by Prof. Kato and her colleagues that was published by The Conversation was recently featured in The Daily Show segment on gentrification.

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  • Sociology Seniors Present Final Posters

    Our graduating seniors presented their final projects on Tuesday, May 3, at the Sociology Department.

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  • Prof. Kato Awarded Grant To Study D.C. Food Growers

    Prof. Yuki Kato was awarded a grant by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to study access to resources and inequity among urban growers in Washington, D.C.

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  • Prof. McCabe Co-Writes Washington Post Op-ed

    Prof. Brian McCabe and his undergraduate research assistant, Kenan Dogan (SFS ’23), together wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post on D.C.’s Fair Election Program, its effects on the elections process during the most recent election cycle, and recommended steps for D.C. to take moving forward.

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  • Sociology Appears at the Fall 2021 Majors Fair

    The Sociology Department took part in the annual Majors Fair this year, helping students explore new interests and encouraging them to join Sociology.

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  • Prof. McCabe Shares New Report on D.C.’s Public Campaign Finance System

    Prof. Brian McCabe, with co-author Kenan Dogan (SFS ‘23), examines the Fair Elections program, a public campaign finance system that “aims to transform the way political campaigns are financed in Washington, DC, by providing qualified candidates with seed funding and matching small-dollar contributions from District residents with public funds at a 5:1 ratio.” They discuss how this program has changed the way local campaigns are financed in the District of Columbia and how it will impact elections moving forward.

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  • Alumna Charlotte Matthews Awarded Second Place in Undergraduate Student Paper Competition

    2020 Sociology graduate Charlotte Matthews, co-winner of the 2020 Senior Thesis Award, received second place in Alpha Kappa Delta’s 2021 Undergraduate Student Paper Competition. AKD, the international sociology honor society, has over 140,000 members in 690 global chapters and partners with the American Sociological Association. Charlotte’s award-winning paper was titled “Fertility Day 2016: the Cultural Construction of Italian Fertility Marketing Campaigns.” Congratulations!

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  • Prof. Fields Featured in President DeGioia’s Georgetown Now Video Series

    Prof. Corey Fields sat down (virtually) with University President John J. DeGioia as part of Georgetown Now, a series that has also featured Profs. McCabe and Rosen. Prof. Fields spoke about the benefits of sociology and his own research on identity, race, and politics.

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  • Prof. Kato Speaks at Urban Food Policy Forum

    Prof. Yuki Kato was among four experienced food scholars, activists, and thinkers—including Pamela Broom, Analena Hope Hassberg, and Joshua Sbicca—who have contributed to the recently published book A Recipe for Gentrification: Food, Power, and Resistance in the City (NYU Press, 2020), co-edited by Alison Hope Alkon, Yuki Kato, and Joshua Sbicca. They shared their perspectives on how gentrification uproots the urban food landscape, and what activists are doing to resist it.

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