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Graduate student, Bradley Powell, wins first place at “Doing Intersectionality” Symposium co-organized by graduate student Erin K. Phelps

Date posted: May 5th, 2017

On April 27, 2017, the “Doing Intersectionality” Symposium, organized by Sociology graduate student Erin K. Phelps and Dashawn Hickman, celebrated LGBTQA+ centered work and the people that create it. Sociology graduate student, Bradley Powell, won first place in Oral Presentations for his paper “Power and Prevention: A Qualitative Inquiry into Racial Power Dynamics in HIV Prevention.” The event was sponsored by ACES+ McBride Lecture Endowment and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.

Alumni, Donte Gibbs, has been selected as the George Gund Foundation Fellow for 2017-2019

Date posted: April 10th, 2017

Donte Gibbs, the Youth Engagement Director at Neighborhood Leadership Institute, has been selected as The George Gund Foundation Fellow for 2017-2019. Donte received a B.A. in sociology from Case Western Reserve University in 2010 and a master’s degree in Social Science Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU. The Fellows program will provide Donte the opportunity to work for two years inside the George Gund Foundation, a foundation that plays an active role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community.

Sociology undergraduate student, Gabriella Kaddu, receives Peter Witt Scholarship

Date posted: April 6th, 2017

Gabriella Kaddu, undergraduate student in the Department of Sociology, was awarded the Peter Witt Scholarship through the College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU. This highly selective honor recognizes both Gabriella’s academic excellence, and her extraordinary commitment to outreach with Cleveland area homeless individuals.

Cassi Pittman awarded Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship

Date posted: April 6th, 2017

Cassi Pittman has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s 2017 National Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty. The fellowship seeks to increase the presence ofminority junior faculty members and other faculty committed to eradicating racial disparities incore fields in the arts and humanities. The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports the Mellon Foundation’s mission to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and tothe well-being of diverse and democratic societies.

Sociology doctoral candidate, Alicia Smith-Tran, receives Woodrow Wilson Dissertation grant

Date posted: February 17th, 2017

Alicia Smith-Tran, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Sociology, was named a recipient of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Dissertation Grant through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for the 2017-18 school year for her dissertation research, “Racialized Runners: Life Stories of Black Women Who Run.” The selection panel noted that they were “impressed by the strength of [her] application and the outstanding scholarship demonstrated in [her] dissertation chapter.”

From “Manscaping Men” to “No Country for Old Wo/Men” Capstone Students Present Innovative Independent Research Projects

Date posted: December 16th, 2016

On December 13th nine sociology majors presented their Senior Capstone Experience (SOCI 392) research project to the scientific community of Case Western Reserve University. …Read more.

Article by Dale Dannefer recognized as second most cited paper in JGSS

Date posted: December 13th, 2016

At this year’s meeting of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Dale Dannefer’s 2003 paper “Cumulative Advantage/Disadvantage and the Life Course: Cross-Fertilizing Age and Social Science Theory” was recognized as the second most cited paper in the history of the long running journal.

Áine Ní Léime Presents at a Social Justice Institute Policy Seminar

Date posted: December 10th, 2016

Áine Ní Léime, a Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow funded by the European Framework Programme 7, shared the preliminary results of a project conducted in the CWRU Department of Sociology entitled Gender, Older Workers and the Lifecourse (GENDOWL). …Read more.

Karie Feldman and Brian Gran featured in

Date posted: November 8th, 2016

Karie Feldman and Brian Gran were featured in a Guest Columnist article on entitled “With paid parental leave on both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s agendas, it’s time to adopt it: Karie Feldman and Brian K. Gran (Opinion).” Read the full article here:

Cassi Pittman Receives Glennan Fellowship from UCITE

Date posted: October 18th, 2016

UCITE, the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education at Case Western Reserve University, has named Assistant Professor Cassi Pittman one of its five Glennan Fellows for 2016-2017. Named after T. Keith Glennan, former President of Case Institute of Technology (1947-1965), the program recognizes tenure track faculty and is awarded based on promise as a scholar and teacher.

On Becoming a Teen Mom: Life before Pregnancy receives ASA Book Award

Date posted: October 10th, 2016

Professors Mary Erdmans and Timothy Black have received a second prestigious award for their recent book.  At the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in Seattle, On Becoming A Teen Mom: Life Before Pregnancy received the William J. Goode Book Award, Honorable Mention from the Section of the Sociology of the Family, American Sociological Association.

Eva Kahana awarded one of the CJN 2016 Class of 18 Difference Makers

Date posted: October 7th, 2016

Eva Kahana was awarded one of the CJN 2016 Clsas of 18 Difference Makers. This class of honorees represents remarkable individuals who make a difference and help better the Northeast Ohio’s Jewish community by being active through nonprofit organization, volunteer group or professional endeavor, and must demonstrate the “mensch-like” characteristics of honor and integrity. An event will be held on November 2 honoring the Cleveland Jewish News 18 Difference Makers and award winners will also be featured in a commemorative section of the October 28 issue of CJN and on

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