Karen Cerulo's Essay in Psychology Today

Professor Karen A. Cerulo and graduate program alumna Janet M. Ruane published an essay based on their research about people's dreams of the future. It's entitled "How We Dream of Our Future: Seven misconceptions we hold." You'll find it in Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-future-you/202205/how-we-dream-our-future 

"Scents and Sensibilities" Translated to French

Professor Karen A. Cerulo's ASR article, "Scents and Sensibilities: Olfaction, Sense-making and Meaning Attribution.” was translated and published in Socio-logos, the flagship journal of the French Sociological Association [En ligne], 16 | 2022, mis en ligne le 23 février 2022, consulté le 25 mars 2022: https://journals.openedition.org/socio-logos/5463?fbclid=IwAR2RhEiyKPgz7Wln-c0MMzx_E2L37sqc3A52SX7ZjuA-xCN2YKwI9xQZtQ0

Lior Yohanani's Publication in Sociological Forum: "High-Risk Transnationalism: Why Do Israeli-Americans Volunteer in the Israeli Military?"

Lior Yohanani has published a new article in Sociological Forum: "High-Risk Transnationalism: Why Do Israeli-Americans Volunteer in the Israeli Military?" Lior takes the case of Tzofim—an Israeli state-sponsored youth movement in the U.S.—to examine when and how diaspora organizations matter to diaspora military service. The study draws on interviews with Tzofim graduates who enlisted in the Israeli military, Tzofim graduates who did not enlist, and Israeli American soldiers who did not attend


Gabrielle LaFleur's Publication in Symbolic Interaction

Gabrielle LaFleur published an article, adapted from her first qualifying paper, that theorizes androcentrism in heterosexual sex, the orgasm gap, and consent from a cognitive sociological perspective. "Desire/Desirability: Gender Asymmetries in Heterosexual Erotic Attention" is published in Symbolic Interaction.

Karen A. Cerulo and Hana Shepherd Published in Annual Review of Sociology

 Faculty members Karen A. Cerulo, Hana Shepherd and graduate alumna Vanina Leschziner just published "Rethinking Culture and Cognition" in the Annual Review of Sociology V47: 63-86. The article examines new work in cognitive science and cultural sociology published since DiMaggio's seminal 1997 piece "Culture and Cognition."

Department Statement on Racial Violence, June 2020

The Rutgers Sociology department is United for Justice. The tragic and senseless murder of George Floyd, preceded by Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others before, has once again exposed the systemic racism and ongoing legacies of state violence disproportionately plaguing the Black community and people of color in this country and elsewhere. We recognize the pain that recent events -- the disproportionate share of COVID-related deaths among communities of color and the senseless


Passing of Alumnus Robert Lang

We are sad to share the news that Robert Lang, a graduate of our program and a nationally recognized authority on urban growth, economic development and population dynamics, died on June 21. We send our sincere condolences to his family.

Ali R. Chaudhary delivers guest lecture at European Research Centre on Migration, Ethnic Relations, and Multiculturalism

Faculty member Ali R. Chaudhary delivered a guest lecture on June 7th, 2021 entitled "Ascriptive Categories and Boundary-Making in Everyday life." His talk was presented via zoom at the European Research Centre on Migration, Ethnic Relations, and Multiculturalism based at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

New article on Asian-American civic engagement during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections co-authored by faculty members Ali R. Chaudhary and Quan D. Mai

"Educational Place, Simultaneity, and Civic Participation in Asian America"
Ali R Chaudhary, Quan D Mai (2021) RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, April 2021, 7 (2) 111-128; DOI: https://doi.org/10.7758/RSF.2021.7.2.06

Article Abstract: Educational attainment is widely assumed to be positively correlated with civic participation in the United States. Yet Asian immigrants represent a civic paradox because they often report low rates of civic participation despite having


Karen A. Cerulo featured on "Thinking Aloud" on BBC 4

Professor Karen A. Cerulo was a guest on “Thinking Aloud,” a radio show broadcast on BBC 4. Professor Cerulo was interviewed at length on May 5, 2021 about her study “Scents and Sensibilty: Olfaction, Sense-Making and Meaning Attribution.” The article was published in the American Sociological Review in 2018. You can hear the program at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000vq5r

Changhye Ahn's research wins first replace in NYAAPOR-PANJAAPOR Young Public Opinion Stars Competition

Changhye Ahn's first QP project, "Acceptance of Prostitution: Support for Gender Equality and Prostitution Policy," won the first place at 2021 NYAAPOR-PANJAAPOR Young Public Opinion Stars Competition hosted by NY-PA-NJ Chapters of American Association of Public Opinion Research. The study analyzes the ways in which state policies on prostitution affect the relationship between individuals' support for gender equality and their views on prostitution, using the World Value Survey data from 39


Niina Vuolajarvi receives the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for 2021

Niina Vuolajarvi has been recognized by the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies (SGS) for her groundbreaking research through an Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for 2021. The Outstanding Doctoral Student Award recognizes excellence in doctoral research and scholarship, with award criteria including outstanding achievements in academic research and scholarship, importance of research to a given field of study, and track record of academic and professional excellence.

Jomaira Salas Pujols Receives Ford Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Jomaira Salas Pujols, who was recently awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship! After completing her Ford fellowship, Jomaira will join the Department of Sociology at Bard College.

Melissa Aronczyk and Maria Isabel Espinoza publish article in The Washington post

Dr. Melissa Aronczyk, affiliated faculty, wrote a piece in The Washington Post where she provides an overview of her upcoming book “A Strategic Nature: Public Relations and the Politics of American Environmentalism,” co-authored with Maria Isabel Espinoza, a graduate student in our department.

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