At the 2015 convention of the American Society of Criminology in Washington D.C., Gary Jensen (Professor of Sociology Emeritus) was interviewed about his contributions to criminology over the last 45 years.

The Oral History project  is creating an archive of videos of prominent scholars. He was selected for his contributions to theory and methods, especially quantitative research, and as a mentor to innumerable graduate students.


Professor Holly McCammon and graduate students, Allison McGrath and Megan Robinson (Sociology) and Ashley Dixon (Peabody), gave a Plenary presentation at the ASA’s Collective Behavior and Social Movements Workshop in Chicago, Illinois. 

Their paper was presented by Allison McGrath and titled, “Targeting Culture:  Feminist Activism and Sexism in Law School Education.”


Professor Dan Cornfield’s Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville (Princeton University Press) has just been published.

Professor Dan Cornfield’s Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville (Princeton University Press) has just been published. Based on in-depth interviews with 75 Nashville music professionals, Cornfield offers a new sociological theory of “artist activism” in recreating artist community for our contemporary era of indie art-making and precarious employment.


Professor Katharine M. Donato and graduate students Bhumika Piya, and Anna Jacobs received the 2014 IPUMS Research Award for the Best Publication on International Research for the following paper, published in International Migration Review.

Donato, Katharine M., Bhumika Piya, and Anna Jacobs.  2014. “The Double Disadvantage Reconsidered:  Gender, Immigration, Marital Status, and Global Labor Force Participation in the 21st Century.” International Migration Review S1(Fall): S335-376.