Congratulations to our department’s undergraduate honors student Yan Ling Anne Wong on her acceptance into the American Sociological Association Honors Program for 2015. Anne will graduate this June and has been admitted into the UC Santa Barbara Sociology Department’s doctoral program.
Well done Anne!
Professor Amy Binder was recently elected chair of the Sociology of Education section of the American Sociological Association, with the term beginning in 2014. As chair of one of the largest sections of the ASA, Binder will develop special initiatives for the section, select award committees, contribute a column to the section’s quarterly newsletter, and oversee the organization of the section’s events at the ASA annual meetings in San Francisco. Binder has also recently been appointed deputy editor of the ASA’s widely read journal, Sociology of Education.
Professor Isaac Martin has been elected as chair of the ASA’s Political Sociology Section, with his term also beginning in 2o14 and with Professor Mary Blair-Loy about to assume her post of the Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work, UCSD is well represented in ASA.
Prof. Kevin Lewis along with Andreas Wimmer, won the Outstanding Article Award from the Mathematical Sociology Section for the article, “Beyond and Below Racial Homophily: ERG Models of a Friendship Network Documented on Facebook (AJS 2010); and along with Marco Gonzalez and Jason Kaufman, Kevin won an Honorable Mention for the Paper Award from the Communication and Information Technologies Section for the article, “Social Selection and Peer Influence in an Online Social Network” (PNAS 2012).
Professor Mary Blair-Loy has been elected to be Chair Elect of the Organizations, Occupations and Work section of the American Sociological Association. Congratulations Mary.