News from Spring 2007
- Professor Perinbanayagam was reelected as Department Chair for the 2007-2010 term.
- Students from the Graduate Social Research program present results from a study carried out in Research Methods II at a Sociology Faculty meeting at Hunter College. The study, conducted by the ASA, explores motivations, satisfaction levels, and future plans of students pursuing an undergraduate sociology degree.
- Professor Pamela Stone's book, Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home, published by the University of California Press, was released in May 2007.
- Professor Lazreg was keynote speaker at a conference on “The Violences of Colonialism and Racism: Conversations with Frantz Fanon on the Meaning of Human Emancipation,” sponsored by the Social Theory Forum, University of Massachusetts, Boston, March 28, 2007. She spoke on “Battling over a NewMan: Fanon and the French Counter-Revolution.” She also participated by invitation in a Forum on “Women in the Arab World: From Knowledge to Governance,” United Nations University, New York, March 19, 2007. Moreover, Professor Lazreg whose forthcoming book Torture And Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad will be published by Princeton University Press, fall 2007.
- Professor Nancy Foner's book, In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration, has been selected by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007.
- Professor Margaret Chin will comment on a discussion, Setting the Weave: New York's Changing Economic Landscape, 1860-1975. The discussion will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 from 12:30 - 6:00 pm in the President's Conference Room (8201) of The Graduate Center.
- Assistant Professor Erica Chito-Childs is one of only six faculty CUNY-wide to be awarded a fellowship from the 2007 CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program. Childs will use the award to begin an ethnography of the race and gender dynamics in two New York City kindergarten classrooms.
- Professor Margaret Chin received an honorable mention in the Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award from the American Sociological Association's International Migration Section and an award from the Chinese section of the Coalition for Labor Union Women for her book, Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry.