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Dan Cornfield is quoted by Reuters on the Teamsters FedEx Freight union drive, and in the New York Times on Volkswagen Chattanooga’s innovative approach to mobilizing labor organizations within its workplace.

Dan Cornfield is quoted by Reuters (November 10, 2014) on the Teamsters FedEx Freight union drive, and in the New York Times (November 12, 2014) on Volkswagen Chattanooga’s innovative approach to mobilizing labor organizations within its workplace.

Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/10/us-usa-fedex-unions-idUSKCN0IU24S20141110

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/business/vw-to-allow-labor-groups-to-represent-workers-at-chattanooga-plant.html?ref=us

 

Faculty members, David Hess and Holly McCammon, receive new NSF awards.

Faculty members, David Hess and Holly McCammon, receive new NSF awards. 

Two Sociology faculty members received recent funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • David Hess received $750K in NSF funding for his collaborative project, “Water Conservation and Hydrological Transitions in American Cities,” with George Hornberger, Director of VIEE and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt.
  • Holly McCammon received $245K in NSF funding for her project, “Litigation Strategies in U.S. Social Movements.”

 

Professor Holly McCammon received the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Award for Research for her book, The U.S. Women’s Jury Movement and Strategic Adaptation.

Professor Holly McCammon received the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Award for Research for her book, The U.S. Women’s Jury Movement and Strategic Adaptation. The book traces the events that led to women winning the right to sit on juries in 15 U.S. states. It was published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press.

Tyson Brown receives ASA Section on Aging and the Life Course 2014 Outstanding Publication Award for co-authored (with David Warner) publication in Social Science and Medicine.

The article, “Understanding How Race/Ethnicity and Gender Impact Age-Trajectories of Disability: An Intersectionality Approach,” was published in Social Science and Medicine in 2011. See citation below:

Warner, David F. and Tyson H. Brown. 2011.“Understanding How Race/Ethnicity and Gender Impact Age-Trajectories of Disability: An Intersectionality Approach.” Social Science and Medicine, 72(8):1236-1248.

Sociology Welcomes New Graduate Students

The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt is pleased to welcome the following students to Graduate Studies:

  • Elizabeth Barna (California Lutheran University)
  • Kristen Forbes (Indiana University)
  • Ashleigh Hope (University of Northern Colorado)
  • Rachel McKane (University of Tennessee- Knoxville)
  • Thomas Moore (University of Texas- San Antonio, University of Minnesota)
  • Kasim Ortiz (Savanna State University, University of West Georgia)
  • Megan Robinson (Southwestern University)
  • Spencer Stubbs (University of Pennsylvania)