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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.

Daniel T. Lichter will serve as a panel member for a two-year National Research Council study of the integration of immigrants into US society. The study is sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation, the Russell Sage Foundation,the National Science Foundation, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Victor Nee (Co-PI) and Sonja Opper (PI), Gad Rausing Professor of Economics at Lund University and CSES Fellow, were awarded a $1,075,000 grant from Sweden’s Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundations for their three-year US, Swedish and Chinese comparative project, “The Making of Knowledge-Based Metropolitan Economies: IT-Start-ups in International Comparison”. Victor Nee will study the emergence of a high-technology economy in New York City.


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.


State Unbuilding: The Rise of the Anti-Tax Movement in the Republican Party

Monica Prasad

Associate Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

Physical Sciences Building Rm. 401

April 17th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Status Orders in Task Groups as Emergent Tournaments

John Skvoretz

Professor of Sociology, University of South Florida

Uris Hall Rm. 302

April 18th, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

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