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Victor Nee and Yang Cao’s paper "Market Transition and the Firm: Institutional Change and Income Inequality in Urban China” won the Best Paper on Theory of Management Award from the International Association of Chinese Management Research.

The Handbook of Rational Choice Social Research, (Stanford University Press, 2013) co-edited by Victor Nee, Rafael Wittek and Tom Snijders, is  co-winner of the 2014 James S. Coleman Best Book Award of the ASA’s Rationality and Society Section.

Matthew E. Brashears was awarded a two-year extension to his Defense Threat Reduction Agency-sponsored research on terrorist networks. The extension, worth $629,020, brings the total value of the grant to $1.4 million.

Milena Tsvetkova and Michael Macy published an Op Ed about their research into contagious reciprocity in the Sunday, March 16th edition of the New York Times, as well as being featured in Inc Magazine and on Wisconsin Public Radio.


Welcome to the web site of the Department of Sociology at Cornell University. The department, a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, is a vibrant intellectual community of approximately 15 faculty, 50 graduate students, and more than 100 undergraduate majors who share an interest in understanding the social world.

On these pages you'll find much more information about the department and its faculty, graduate program, and undergraduate program. We hope you enjoy your virtual visit, and take some time to learn about the cutting-edge research in which our faculty and students are engaged.


Cooperative Networks: Altruism, Group Solidarity, Reciprocity, and Sanctioning in Ugandan Producer Organizations

Delia Baldassarri

Associate Professor of Sociology, NYU

Uris Hall, Rm. 302

May 9th, 3:30-5:00

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Cornell Population Center.

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