An Inside Higher Ed article, “Professors and Politics: What the Research Says“, cites sociologist Amy Binder’s 2012 book “Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives” in a response to the accusation by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that liberal professors forces their views on students.
A Union-Tribune story “UCSD Opening Permanent Downtown Outpost” on the new campus building to open in East Village at Park and Market – the “Innovative Cultural and Education Hub”– includes Keith Pezzoli of Communication and Urban Studies and Planning, Mary Walshok of Extension and Sociology, and Political Science alumnus Christopher Yanov.
Rawan Arar, a graduate student at the sociology department and recipient of one of this year’s FISP awards, had her work “International Solidarity and Ethnic Boundaries: Using the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict to Strengthen Ethno-National Claims in Northern Ireland” published in the journal Nations and Nationalism.
In the article she writes:
This study examines flags, graffiti, murals and political speech on display in Northern Ireland that advocate for either Israelis or Palestinians. Through the concept of ‘borrowed legitimacy’, I acknowledge the strategic use of the ethnic boundary in expressions of international solidarity.
The UC San Diego Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP) awards project fellowships to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars who focus on on the themes meant to build the student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university of the future.
- Understanding and Protecting the Planet
- Enriching Human Life and Society
- Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity
- Understanding Cultures and Addressing Disparities in Society
This year, three of the UCSD graduate students were recipients of this award:
- Rawan Arar, who’s research interests are Refugees, international immigration, human rights, the Middle East, and gender.
- Emma Greeson, who specializes in culture, economic sociology, markets, material culture, materiality, and secondhand.
- Lindsay DePalma, who’s areas of specialization include sociology of religion, culture, economic sociology, stratification, and comparative-historical sociology.
Teresa Zimmerman-Liu, a PhD student at the UCSD Sociology department, has an article coming out in the Review of Religion and Chinese Society this spring. She also did a podcast interview with the Center for Religion and Chinese Society, who publishes the journal that will soon feature her article, where they discussed her life experiences and research.
The article is not yet up on the CRCS website with a permanent link, but this post will be updated once it is.
David FitzGerald, of Sociology and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, is cited in the Xinhuanet (China) feature titiled “Residents Along U.S.-Mexico Border Shrug Off Trump’s Wall Plan.” FitzGerald also spoke with Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan) on sanctuary city policies.
In his new article “Trump Will Lose America like Pete Wilson Lost California” for The Hill, sociologist John Skrentny, co-director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, says that the processes that turned California blue will occur throughout the rest of the United States. Skrentny went on air with KPCC’s Take Two to discuss his prediction. He was also featured in WalletHub’s recent debate on the U.S.-Mexico wall and in a National Geographic story about the surprising ways science survives travel bans and gag orders.
A new article titled “San Diego Lab Creates Partially Human Pig Embryos” featured sociology professor John Evans for its coverage on a new study out of the Salk Institute. KPBS reached out to Social Sciences Associate Dean John Evans who said ethical concerns could be raised if cross-species mixing were taken many steps further, but this study didn’t cross the line.
The risk of displacement falls largely on renters, writes Richard Florida in the Atlantic’s CityLab, covering a recent study by Isaac Martin of the UCSD Department of Sociology. The Study titled “Gentrification, Propert Tax Limitation, and Displacement” was published on Urban Affairs Review and is now covered in the CityLab article titled “Gentrified has Virtually No Effect on Homeowners.”