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Benjamin Cornwell and colleagues at Children's National Medical Center won a 5-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the influences of parents' social networks on infant mortality risk.

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.

Welcome

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.

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