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Prof. Dan Cornfield is quoted in an Associated Press article about the prospects for unionization at the massive Ford electric truck assembly plant coming to the Memphis Megasite.

Oct. 4, 2021—Prof. Dan Cornfield is quoted in an Associated Press article about the prospects for unionization at the massive Ford electric truck assembly plant coming to the Memphis Megasite.

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Vanderbilt Sociology Grad student Amanda Brockman successfully defended her dissertation

Sep. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt Sociology Grad student Amanda Brockman successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Revitalizing the Role of Relative Deprivation in Social Movement Emergence: An Analysis of Contemporary Teacher Protest Strikes.” Committee members:  Holly McCammon (chair), Dan Cornfield, Richard Pitt, April Sutton Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Northern...

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Prof. Evelyn Patterson quoted in NBC news article

Sep. 22, 2021—Prof. Evelyn Patterson quoted in NBC news article.

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Professor David Hess gives a talk at Cornell University’s Cornell Information Science Colloquium

Sep. 22, 2021—Professor David Hess gives a talk at Cornell University’s Cornell Information Science Colloquium  

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Dan Cornfield is quoted by BBC News on the new labor activism.

Sep. 20, 2021—Dan Cornfield is quoted by BBC News on the new labor activism.  

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Prof. Zdravka Tzankova quoted in the Guardian: “Walmart has a plan to tackle the climate crisis. Can it pull it off?”

Sep. 13, 2021—Prof. Zdravka Tzankova quoted in the Guardian: “Walmart has a plan to tackle the climate crisis. Can it pull it off?”

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Prof. Lijun Song “Innovative research on double-edged role of social networks across societies” wins 2021 Best Publication Award

Sep. 9, 2021—Prof. Lijun Song “Innovative research on double-edged role of social networks across societies” wins 2021 Best Publication Award.

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Dan Cornfield is quoted in Reckon on the Alabama Amazon union organizing drive

Sep. 2, 2021—Dan Cornfield is quoted in Reckon on the Alabama Amazon union organizing drive

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Dan Cornfield is quoted in Law360 on the upcoming Teamsters union officer elections.

Sep. 2, 2021—Dan Cornfield is quoted in Law360 on the upcoming Teamsters union officer elections.

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Prof. Lijun Song awarded Best Publication Award from the Sociology of Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association

Aug. 9, 2021—Prof. Lijun Song awarded Best Publication Award from the Sociology of Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association: Lijun Song (Vanderbilt University), “Social Capital, Social Cost, and Relational Culture in Three Societies,” Social Psychology Quarterly, 83(4): 443-462; 2020    

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