• 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. Brian McCabe Discusses Findings in New Report on Washington, D.C.’s Public Campaign Financing Program and the Future of Local Elections

    Prof. McCabe, along with report co-author Kenan Dogan (SFS ‘23), At-Large DC Councilmember Christina Henderson, Columbia University Professor Ester Fuchs, and political strategist and consultant Chuck Thies, discuss the DC Fair Elections program and the future of elections in the District, starting with Councilmember Henderson’s proposed ranked choice voting (RCV) legislation. The event will be moderated by Michael Brice-Saddler of The Washington Post and occur virtually on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:00 am EST.

    Category: Events

  • 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. McCabe Co-authors Third Annual State of the Capital Region Report

    Prof. McCabe co-authors the third annual State of the Capital Region report about the pandemic’s impact on the geography of jobs in the region. See citation: Begley, Jaclene, Leah Brooks, Brian J. McCabe, Jenny Schuetz, and Stan Veuger. 2021. “State of the Capital Region 2021: Where Capital Region Workers Live and Labor.” Center for Washington Area Studies: The George Washington University.

    Category: Research

  • Penn Sociology Prof. Melissa Wilde Presents Findings from Her New Book, Birth Control Battles

    Prof. Melissa Wilde from the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania speaks about her new book, Birth Control Battles, on Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm EST on Zoom.

    Category: Events

  • 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.

    Category: News