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Paromita Sanyal has won the Outstanding Book Award from the American Sociological Association, Sociology of Development section, 2015, for her book "Credit to Capabilities: A Sociological Study of Microcredit Groups in India" published by Cambridge University Press.

Youngjoo Cha, Cornell Ph.D. 2010, and Kim Weeden won the 2015 Outstanding Article award from the Inequality, Poverty and Mobility section of the ASA for their paper in the American Sociological Review on overwork and the gender gap in wages.

Victor Nee was awarded a new grant from the John Templeton Foundation for $1,190,448. The grant will support his ongoing research on China's transition to a market economy, with collaborators at Lund University led by Sonja Opper, the Gad Rausing Professor of Economics, as co-PI.

Mabel Berezin's Op-Ed on the Charlie Hebdo murders, "Attack will empower Europe's far right" published by CNN.

Michael Macy was a keynote speaker at the recent 6th Annual SocInfo Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Along with collaborators, he has also been awarded a $2 million MINERVA grant from the Department of Defense.


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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