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News from 2006

  • Professor Lynn Chancer was given the Distinguished Scholar award in 2006 by the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology.
  • Professor John L. Hammond was a visiting professor at Nanjing University during the summer of 2006. During his appointment, he taught a course on social movements.
  • Professor Nancy Foner was elected Chair of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association in 2006.
  • Professor Margaret Chin, whose book Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry was published last fall was quoted in a May 9, 2006 article in the Wall Street Journal, "Work in Progress: Prosperity in Home Countries May Not Stem Tide of Migrants to the US."
  • Professor Perinbanayagam's book, Games and Sport in Everyday Life: Dialogues and Narratives of the Self, was published by Paradigm Publishers in Boulder, Colorado in April, 2006.
  • Professor Oh presented "The Globalization of Korean Culture," at 2005 CUNY Korean American Conference, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, November 11th, 2005.
  • Professor Hammond was an exchange professor on the CUNY-Shanghai University faculty exchange in June and July. He also lectured at East China Normal University and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
  • Professor Nancy Foner's book "Not Just Black and White: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States" (edited with George Fredrickson, Russell Sage Foundation 2004) received Honorable Mention for the 2005 Thomas and Znaniecki Distinguished Book Award of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.
  • Professor Juan Battle has been elected to be President of the Association of Black Sociologists. His president-elect term will begin in August 2005.
  • Professor Kasinitz has been elected President of the Eastern Sociological Society and becomes President in March 2006.
  • Professor Perinbanayagam was elected as Department Chair for the 2004-2007 term.
  • Professor Lazreg has been awarded the prestigious residential fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton University for the 2004-2005 and also awarded a residential fellowship at the Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation in Italy for February-March 2005 for her work on "Routinizing Terror: Torture, Identity and Memory in Algeria."
  • Professor Stone appeared on NBC’s Today Show and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss her study of professional women and contributed to the March 22, 2004 Time magazine cover story, “The case for staying home.”
  • Professor Chin has been awarded a 2004 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
  • Professor Weiler was appointed the Acting Director of Hunter Teaching/Learning Center.

 

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