Spring 2018 Updates for CPC Fellows in Sociology

May 30, 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of UNCurrents Newsletter, published by the Department of Sociology, recognizes several Faculty Fellows from the Carolina Population Center for their efforts in advancing sociological studies at UNC.

The Department of Sociology will be launching a new minor in Health and Society in response to students' interest in the interconnectedness of health sciences and sociology. This endeavor is being led by CPC Fellows Elizabeth Frankenberg and Bob Hummer, and focuses on linkages between population health and sociological theories.

The Newsletter also provides career achievement updates for the following CPC Fellows:

Ken Bollen received the 2018 Career Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Psychometric Society, and in 2017 was elected Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science. This past fall semester he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.

Glen H. Elder won the John Bynner Award from the International Society of Longitudinal and Life Course Studies in Stirling, Scotland in October 2017.

Barbara Entwisle was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research), and she is co-PI of an NSF PIRE award that began January 1, 2018. The focus is Energy Poverty in Southern Africa. Three PhD students will be joining the program this fall, two in Geography and one in Public Policy. Barbara spent the fall semester as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.

Mosi Ifatunji won a Fellowship from UNC's Institute for African American Research for "The Political Incorporation of Black Immigrants" and a Junior Faculty Development Award from the Office of the Provost for "Nativity and Black Political Participation in the United States: A Comparative Study of African Americans and Black Immigrants."

Liana Richardson was selected as a Carolina Women's Center Faculty Scholar for 2018-2019. The award supported her project "Understanding the Accelerated Physiological Aging of African American Women: The Embodiment and Expression of Intersectional Inequality."

Kate Weisshaar's research on parenting and the labor force (American Sociological Review 2018) received extensive media coverage including a write up in Harvard Business Review. She was selected for the Work and Family Researchers Network Early Career Fellowship.

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