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On December 3, 2015, Professor Helen Marrow made her debut on NPR's Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon talking about Mexico and Mexican Americans in the "post-Trump moment": The New Nativism

A Boston Herald article about challenging beauty standards quoted Assistant Professor of Sociology Orly Clerge on August 24, 2015.

Read about spelling bees, education and the immigrant experience with insight from Professor Pawan Dhingra in Tufts Now "Word Masters on Our Shores", May 21, 2015.

Assistant Professor Helen Marrow discusses immigration issues in an article in Tufts Now "The Benefits of Immigration Reform", May 15, 2015.

Listen to Assistant Professor Helen Marrow on the new Give Methods a Chance podcast discussing Tripartite Methodological Design and Collaborative Research.

Paul Joseph, a professor of sociology, lectured in South Africa in Summer 2015 as part of the Bridge Education Abroad Institute. The institute plans short programs around the world to provide students with opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening their leadership and diplomacy skills.

Professor Emerita Susan Ostrander was featured in WalletHub's recent study examining "2015's Cities with the Most and Least Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity."

Associate Professor of Sociology Professor Rosemary CR Taylor was interviewed in a Huffington Post Article about Ebola and travel bans as well as in a Tufts Now article Staving Off Ebola Panic. (Nov. 2014)

Associate Professor Sarah Sobieraj and sociology alum Amy Connors '12 published "Outrageous Opinion Media and Political Anxiety in the US" (co-authored with Professor Jeffrey Berry, Political Science) in Poetics in October 2013.

Professor Pawan Dhingra won the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award in Social Science for Life Behind the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and the American Dream.

Professor Pawan Dhingra's book, Life Behind the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and the American Dream co-won Best Book of the Year from the American Sociological Association's section on Asia and Asian America, 2013.

Associate Professor Rosemary C.R. Taylor "The Politics of Securing Borders and the Identities of Disease". Sociology of Health & Illness, Vol. 35 No. 2 (2013): 241–254. This article was republished in R. Dingwall, L.M. Hoffman, and K. Staniland (eds.) Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Sociological Agenda (Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013): 72-84.

Assistant Professor Helen B. Marrow forthcoming (October 2013). "In Ireland 'Latin Americans are Kind of Cool': Evaluating a National Context of Reception with a Transnational Lens." Ethnicities 13(5). Published online first doi: 10.1177/1468796812463188

Associate Professor Rosemary C.R. Taylor with Lucy Barnes and Peter A. Hall, "A Capabilities Approach to Population Health and Public Policy-Making", Revue d' Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique (a French Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health), Vol. 61, Suppl. 3 (August 2013): 177-183

Assistant Professor Helen B. Marrow, 2013. "Immigration Reform: Four Reasons a Path to Citizenship is a No-Brainer." Raleigh News and Observer, July 10.

Assistant Professor Helen B. Marrow and Tomás R. Jiménez. 2013. "Mexican American Mobility: Assimilation Fears Should Not Hinder Immigration Reform." Los Angeles Times, July 2.

Assistant Professor Helen Marrow and Tomás R. Jiménez: Los Angeles Times article on Mexican American Assimilation and Immigration Reform (July 2013).

Assistant Professor Helen B. Marrow, 2013. "Assimilation in New Destinations." Dædalus: The Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (Special Themed Issue entitled "Immigration and the Future of America," edited by Douglas S. Massey) 142(3): 107-22.

Assistant Professor Helen B. Marrow, Richard Alba, and Tomás R. Jiménez. "Mexican Americans as a Paradigm for Contemporary Intra-Group Heterogeneity." Ethnic & Racial Studies. Published first online April 29, 2013:

Professor Pawan Dhingra received the Honorable Mention Award for contributions to public sociology for his work as curator at the Smithsonian Institution, from the American Sociological Association's section on Immigration and Migration, 2013.

Professor Susan Ostrander's new book, "Citizenship and Governance in a Changing City Somerville, MA" was published in March 2013 by Temple University Press. (Read a review here.) This is Professor Ostrander's fifth book. She also published the article: "Agency and Initiative by Community Associations in Relations of Shared Governance: Between Civil Society and the Local State," in Community Development Journal, November 2012.

Associate Professor Rosemary C.R. Taylor "Public Health in a Transnational Context: Explaining Europe's Role". Journal of Health, Policy, Politics and Law, Vol. 37, no. 6, Special Issue (December 2012): 1111-1120

Assistant Professor Helen B. Marrow, 2012. "Deserving to a Point: Unauthorized Immigrants in San Francisco's Universal Access Healthcare Model." Social Science & Medicine 74(6) (Special Themed Issue entitled "Migration, 'Illegality,' and Health: Mapping Embodied Vulnerability and Debating Health-Related Deservingness," edited by Sarah S. Willen): 846-54.

In January 2012, Assistant Professor Helen Marrow was the recipient of the 10th Anniversary Recognition Award of the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN), given in honor of distinguished service to the Mexican and Latino community in North Carolina.

Associate Professor Sarah Sobieraj (2011) Soundbitten: The Perils of Media Centered Political Activism. NYU Press

Assistant Professor Helen B. Marrow: new book 2011. New Destination Dreaming: Immigration, Race, and Legal Status in the Rural American South. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Archived Awards and Publications

Associate Professor Rosemary Taylor was awarded a two-year grant from the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the research for her book Risks Unforeseen, a study of the generation and international transfer of scientific knowledge and how it is factored into political decision-making. The empirical focus is on responses to the viral contamination of the global blood supply with Hepatitis C and HIV and subsequent risk regulation in Britain and the United States (October 2015).

Read Assistant Professor Helen Marrow's new article in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies: "Excluded and Frozen Out: Unauthorised Immigrants' (Non)Access to Care after US Healthcare Reform." (17 July 2015).

Professor Pawan Dhingra is the winner of the 2015 Contribution to the Field Award from the Section on Asia and Asian America of the American Sociological Association.

Professor Paul Joseph's new book Soft Counterinsurgency: Human Terrain Teams and US Military Strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan was published by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2014.

Associate Professor Sarah Sobieraj won the 2014 Lerman-Neubauer Prize for Outstanding Teaching and Advising, which is awarded to one full-time faculty member in Arts, Sciences and Engineering. Graduating students named her as the professor who made the most profound impact on them both in and out of the classroom.

Professor Pawan Dhingra's new book Asian America: Sociological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (co-authored by Robyn Magalit Rodriguez), was published by Wiley in April 2014. Read its review in the journal, Ethnic and Racial Studies, here.

In January 2014, Associate Professor Sarah Sobieraj's new book, "The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility" (co-authored with Professor Jeffrey Berry, Political Science) was published by Oxford University Press.

Assistant Professor Helen Marrow is the recipient, along with three other co-principal investigators, of a Russell Sage Foundation Project Award (2013-2015) funding a new project that uses survey and qualitative methods to study "Immigrant-Native Relations in 21st-Century America: Intergroup Contact, Trust, and Civic Engagement."