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Prof. Kato Speaks at Urban Food Policy Forum

February 24th, 2021

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.

Profs. McCabe and Rosen Write Op-Ed for Washington Post About DC Eviction Report

November 6th, 2020

Brian McCabe and Eva Rosen’s report, “Eviction in Washington, DC: Racial and Geographic Disparities in Housing Instability”, was featured in several articles, including pieces published by the Washington City Paper and the Washington Post. Among their findings, they discussed the ease of filing evictions in the city and the small number of landlords who are responsible for a large proportion of eviction filings. Together, they wrote an Op-Ed in the Post detailing their results.

Prof. Fields Interviewed by BBC

November 2nd, 2020

Prof. Corey Fields talked about the motivations of Black Republican voters in Bloc Party, an episode of National Public Radio’s Radiolab podcast (25:55-26:40).

Prof. Hsu Featured in Vice Article

October 13th, 2020

Prof. Becky Hsu discussed Chinese Americans and their family communication during the pandemic in an article by Vice.

Prof. McCabe Moderates Discussion with Prof. Rosen on Section 8 Voucher Program

July 28th, 2020

Prof. Brian McCabe served as a moderator of a panel featuring Dr. Eva Rosen and discussed the findings in her book, The Voucher Promise: “Section 8” and the Fate of an American Neighborhood. They took a deep dive into how the voucher program affects the lives of renters in a low-income neighborhood in Baltimore.

Prof. Mahadeo Writes Op-Ed for Truthout

July 21st, 2020

Rahsaan Mahadeo, 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellow, wrote an opinion piece for Truthout about the need for sociology departments to take part in police abolition.

Profs. Kato Awarded James Slevin Engaged Scholarship Award

May 20th, 2020

Yuki Kato was named the recipient of the James Slevin Engaged Scholarship Award. This honor is awarded by Georgetown University’s Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service to an outstanding community-based learning (CBL) course or research project.

Helena Oft and Charlotte Matthews Named Co-Winners of Senior Thesis Award

May 15th, 2020

Senior students Helena Oft and Charlotte Matthews were awarded the C. Margaret Hall Senior Thesis Award, given to the graduating senior whose thesis, in the opinion of the Sociology faculty, displays an outstanding research design and methodology; high-quality writing; strong analytical skills; and a notable contribution to sociological knowledge.

Senior David Perez Receives Hoggson Award

May 15th, 2020

Senior David Perez received the Hoggson Award for Excellence in Sociology. This award, named in the memory of Robert Hoggson, SJ, is given recognition of a student’s outstanding command of sociocultural analysis and their attempts to improve the human condition with this knowledge.

Senior Sociology Major Emma Berk Receives Landegger Award

February 27th, 2020

Senior Emma Berk, a sociology major, received recognition for her outstanding commitment to community service during her time at Georgetown by being awarded the University’s Lena Landegger Community Service Award.