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Research by Monnat, Sun Cited in New York Times Article on COVID Vaccination Rates

August 5, 2022

A research study on COVID vaccination rates co-authored by Professor Shannon Monnat and Ph.D. student Yue Sun was cited in the New York Times article, "In Rural America, COVID Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest."

Maxwell School Announces 2022 Faculty Promotions

July 27, 2022
The Syracuse University Board of Trustees has approved promotions for 13 faculty members at the Maxwell School.

New Study by Purser Examines Afterlife of Mass Incarceration in a Reentry Housing Facility

July 20, 2022
"'Bodies in the Building': Incarceration’s Afterlife in a Reentry Housing Facility," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Gretchen Purser and Maxwell alumna Madeleine Hamlin, was published in Social Science Review.

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Maxwell Experts Discuss Future Implications and Historical Context of Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling

July 20, 2022

The discussion covered the history of governing abortions in the U.S.; how the Dobbs v. Jackson decision might affect access to abortion and other reproductive services; impacts the decision could have on economic and health outcomes and voting behaviors in upcoming elections; and what precedent this decision might set for other Supreme Court decisions going forward. 

Montez Talks to Scientific American About the Growing Mortality Gap Between GOP and Dem Areas

July 20, 2022

University Professor and demographer Jennifer Karas Montez was quoted in the Scientific American article, "People in Republican Counties Have Higher Death Rates Than Those in Democratic Counties."

Purser Quoted in Syracuse.com Article on Amazon Warehouses, Labor Woes

June 30, 2022

Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, was quoted in the Syracuse.com article, "Amazon overbuilt warehouses and faces labor woes. But at new site in Clay, it’s prime time."

See related: Labor , State and Local

Research Paper Co-Authored by Purser, Hennigan Receives Working Class Studies Association Award

June 22, 2022

“Both Sides of the Paycheck: Recommending Thrift to the Poor in Job Readiness Programs," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Gretchen Purser and Brian Hennigan '13 M.A. (Geog)/'21 Ph.D. (Geog), was awarded the John Russo & Sherry Linkon Award for Published Article or Essay for Academic or General Audiences by the Working-Class Studies Association.

Drake Talks About Academic Apartheid on FreshEd Podcast

June 21, 2022
Sean Drake, assistant professor of sociology, was interviewed on the FreshEd podcast about academic apartheid and race and the criminalization of failure in U.S. schools. 

Purser Weighs in on NY’s Warehouse Worker Protection Act in Syracuse.com Article

June 21, 2022

Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, was quoted in the Syracuse.com article, "As Amazon grows in Clay, NY lawmakers pass bill targeting e-commerce giant’s production quotas."

See related: Labor , State and Local

Montez Talks to NPR About the Link Between Politics and Health

June 15, 2022

University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez was interviewed on NPR about the link between politics and health.

Garcia Research on COVID’s Impact on Latino Mortality Cited in US News & World Report Article

June 13, 2022

A research brief co-authored by Assistant Professor of Sociology Marc Garcia was cited in the U.S. News & World Report article, "Lives Cut Short: COVID-19's Heavy Burden on Older Latinos."

London Elected Chair of American Sociological Association’s Drugs and Society Section

June 9, 2022

Professor of Sociology Andrew London was elected chair (one-year term begins in 2022) of the American Sociological Association’s Drugs and Society Section.

Maxwell Faculty, Graduate Students Contribute to New Social Sciences Book

June 2, 2022

Faculty members Robert Rubinstein and Sandra Lane are among the co-editors and contributors to a new social sciences book titled, “The SAGE Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine” (SAGE Publications Ltd, 2022). 

The handbook, which includes faculty and graduate student contributions, investigates the social contexts of health—including food and nutrition, race, class, ethnicity, trauma, gender, mental illness and the environment—to explain the complicated nature of illness. 

Garcia, Lerner Center Research on COVID and the Latino Mortality Advantage Cited in NBC News Story

May 16, 2022

A recent Lerner Center research brief co-authored by Assistant Professor of Sociology Marc Garcia was cited in the NBC News article, "Covid-19 narrows long-standing Latino mortality advantage, study finds."

Sociologist Shannon Monnat to Lead Center for Policy Research

May 16, 2022

A demographer and sociologist whose work focuses on population health will serve as the next director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR), the oldest interdisciplinary social science research program at the Maxwell School. Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and professor of sociology, will begin the position on July 1, 2022. 

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