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Grad Student Philip Pettis has won the Martin Levine Student Paper Award

Sep. 24, 2019—Graduate student Philip Pettis was presented with the Martin Levine Student Paper Award at the Sociologists’ AIDS Network (SAN) meeting during the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting of 2019. Pettis’s paper is titled “An Examination of the Role of State-Level Contextual Factors on HIV Infection Rates: The Case of Men Who Have Sex with...

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Why the United Auto Workers GM Strike is Headed for Failure, by Prof. Josh Murray

Sep. 24, 2019—Prof. Josh Murray writes about the UAW strike for The Conversation.

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Prof. Dan Cornfield commented on the social and political implications of the UAW-GM strike in Politico and on NBC News Now.

Sep. 18, 2019—Prof. Dan Cornfield commented on the social and political implications of the UAW-GM strike in Politico and on NBC News Now.

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Wrecked: How the American Automobile Industry Destroyed Its Capacity to Compete

Aug. 12, 2019—Wrecked: How the American Automobile Industry Destroyed Its Capacity to Compete By: Josh Murray, Michael Schwartz At its peak in the 1950s and 1960s, automobile manufacturing was the largest, most profitable industry in the United States and residents of industry hubs like Detroit and Flint, Michigan had some of the highest incomes in the country....

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Prof. Larry Isaac publishes with recent PhD students Jonathan Coley, Anna Jacobs, and Allison McGrath

Aug. 12, 2019—Isaac, L. W., Jacobs, A., Kucinskas, J., & McGrath, A. (2019). Social movement schools: sites for consciousness transformation, training, and prefigurative social development. Social Movement Studies, 1-23. Isaac, Larry. W., Jonathan S. Coley, Daniel B. Cornfield, and Dennis C. Dickerson (2019). Pathways to Modes of Movement Participation: Micromobilization in the Nashville Civil Rights Movement. Social...

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Prof. Evelyn Patterson named a 2019 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

May. 13, 2019—Prof. Evelyn Patterson was named among eleven outstanding faculty members from across the university to be selected for the 2019 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.Read More

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Study by Prof. David Hess Covered in Nature Energy

Jan. 24, 2019—A paper by David Hess in Energy Research and Social Science described the history of conflicts over community choice energy in California. Community choice is an approach to energy democracy that puts decision-making in the hands of local communities and enables local job creation and higher levels of renewable energy than the standard offer of...

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Prof. Joshua Murray Quoted in Tennessean Article

Nov. 12, 2018—Professor Joshua Murray was quoted in a Tennessean article,  following the midterm election results for the gubernatorial and senator races in Tennessee, and the political influence of Williamson County on those results.

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Prof. Larry Isaac publishes Chapter in Social Movements, Nonviolent Strategies, and the State

Nov. 1, 2018—Larry Isaac publishes: “Performative Power in Nonviolent Tactical Adaptation to Violence: Evidence from U.S. Civil Rights Movement Campaigns.” Chapter 2 in Social Movements, Nonviolent Strategies, and the State, edited by Hank Johnston.  forthcoming Routledge, 2019.

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Prof. Larry Isaac publishes with recent PhD Anna Jacobs in Social Science History

Nov. 1, 2018—Larry Isaac publishes with recent Ph.D., Anna Jacobs: “Gender Composition in Contentious Collective Action: ‘Girl Strikers’ in Gilded Age America–Harmful, Helpful, or Both?”  Social Science History, forthcoming Winter, 2019.

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