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Ackerman Examines Two Nationalist Insurrections to Explain Origin of the Mass Party in New Book

Edwin Ackerman
Edwin Ackerman examines two nationalist insurrections that were largely composed of a peasant-base in Mexico in 1921 and Bolivia in 1952 in his new book, "Origins of the Mass Party: Dispossession and the Party-Form in Mexico and Bolivia in Comparative Perspective" (University of Oxford Press, 2021).  
March 3, 2022

Drake Addresses Long-Standing Problems of Educational Inequality in New Book

Sean J. Drake

In his new book, "Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb" (University of California Press, 2022), Sean J. Drake looks at how race and class intersect, contributing to educational inequality and modern school segregation. 

February 25, 2022

Racial-ethnic inequities in age at death among adults with/without IDD

Scott D.Landes, Janet M.Wilmoth, Katherine E.McDonald, Alyssa N.Smith

Scott Landes and Janet Wilmoth identify differences in racial-ethnic inequities in mortality between adults with/without intellectual and developmental disability in their study published in Preventive Medicine.

February 23, 2022

Monnat's Research Cited in NY Times Article on Trump, Canadian Truckers' Protests

A study co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat was cited in the New York Times article, "There’s a Reason Trump Loves the Truckers." 
February 22, 2022

Lutz Examines How Social Contexts and Culture Affect Parenting Decisions in New Book

Amy Lutz
Amy Lutz, associate professor of sociology at the Maxwell School, is the co-author of a new book, "Parenting in Privilege or Peril: How Social Inequality Enables or Derails the American Dream" (Teachers College Press, 2021). The book examines how social contexts and culture affect parenting decisions. 
February 17, 2022

Landes Talks to The Atlantic About People With Disability, COVID

“I shared, along with many other people with disability, the hope that this time may increase awareness,” Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, says. “It seemed like for a while we were in this together.” But that moment has passed. “It has underscored the fact that the system is broken,” says Landes.
February 11, 2022

Perceived access to PrEP as a critical step in engagement

Elizabeth A. Asiago-Reddy, John McPeak, Riccardo Scarpa, Amy Braksmajer, Nicola Ruszkowski, James McMahon, Andrew S. London
Andrew London and John McPeak assess preferences for and barriers to PrEP access in the U.S. in a study published in PLoS One.
January 26, 2022

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In Memoriam: Charles Willie G’57, H’92, A Champion for Social Justice

The legacy of alumnus Charles Vert Willie G’57, H’92 will forever be tied to that of his friend Martin Luther King Jr., making Willie’s passing a week before MLK Day 2022 especially poignant. 
January 18, 2022

Tracking COVID’s Toll

Pandemic research by Maxwell faculty and students is shaping policy and perception on everything from aging to opioid addiction.

December 21, 2021

Grant Funds Syracuse Housing Research

Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology at the Maxwell School, is part of a three-member team that has received a $350,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to investigate how building local power among tenants can enhance community health and well-being.
December 17, 2021

London study looks at COVID-19 through lenses of HIV, epidemic history

Amy Braksmajer, Andrew London
"'It’s history in the making all around us': examining COVID-19 through the lenses of HIV and epidemic history," co-authored by Professor Andrew London, was published in Culture, Health & Sexuality. The study aims to determine how men living in the USA make sense of COVID-19 in the light of their collective knowledge and/or memories of the HIV pandemic, and provides evidence regarding the social organization of a contemporary pandemic and how individuals perceive and guard against risk, assign responsibility for virus transmission and acquisition, and navigate the threat of a potentially deadly infection.
December 2, 2021

See related: COVID-19, Health Policy

London study looks at family military service and teen mental health

Andrew London
Andrew London, professor of sociology, found that adolescents who have a sibling currently serving in the military are an at-risk population for MDE and potentially other mental and behavioral health problems.
November 10, 2021

Yingyi Ma Discusses Experiences of Chinese Students in US

Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian/Asian American Studies, took part in a virtual program, "People-to-People Exchange: Chinese Students in the U.S.," hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR).
October 6, 2021

See related: China, Education, United States

Purser Discusses Rent Relief, Eviction Moratorium

Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, appeared on WCNY's most recent episode of CONNECT NY, "The State of Homeownership."
October 4, 2021

Sociologist Jennifer Karas Montez Named University Professor

The prestigious distinction is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and who have made extraordinary scholarly contributions as judged by their peers nationally and internationally.
October 1, 2021

Risk Factors Explaining Military Deaths From Suicide, 2008–2017: A Latent Class Analysis

Scott D. Landes, Janet M. Wilmoth, Andrew S. London
Sociologists Scott Landes, Andrew London and Janet Wilmoth examine the risk factors in military deaths by suicide.
September 25, 2021

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Garcia discusses structural racism, COVID-19 outcomes in Public Health Post blog

"The Devastating Toll of Structural Racism," written by Assistant Professor of Sociology Marc Garcia and Ph.D. student Claire Pendergrast, was published in Public Health Post.
September 20, 2021

Landes discusses vaccines for those aiding people with IDD in LAist article

Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, weighs in on COVID vaccine mandates for in-home health aides in California in the LAist article, "People With Developmental Disabilities Want Their Home Health Workers Vaccinated."
September 14, 2021

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