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State-Level Variation in the Association Between Educational Attainment and Sleep

Jennifer Karas Montez, Connor Sheehan, Anna Zajacova, Dylan Connor
June 9, 2022

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

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

June 9, 2022

U.S. State Policy Contexts and Physical Health among Midlife Adults

Jennifer Karas Montez, Blakelee R. Kemp, Jacob M. Grumbach
June 8, 2022

Maxwell Faculty, Graduate Students Contribute to New Social Sciences Book

Edited by Susan C. Scrimshaw, Sandra D. Lane, Robert A. Rubinstein, Julian Fisher

Faculty members Robert Rubinstein and Sandra Lane are among the co-editors and contributors to this handbook, which 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. 

June 2, 2022

Perceived impacts of COVID-19 on wellbeing among US working-age adults with ADL difficulty

Claire B.Pendergrast, Shannon M.Monnat
This study compares perceived COVID-19 physical and mental health, social and financial impacts for US working-age adults with and without ADL difficulty.
June 1, 2022

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

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."

May 16, 2022

Sociologist Shannon Monnat to Lead Center for Policy Research

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. 

May 16, 2022

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Age Pattern of Adult Mortality

Andrew London, Scott Landes

"Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Age Pattern of Adult Mortality," written by sociologists Andrew London and Scott Landes, was published in Biodemography and Social Biology.

April 27, 2022

See related: Longevity

Maxwell Faculty, Staff and Students Honored at 2022 One University Awards Ceremony

The 2022 One University Awards were held Friday, April 22, in Hendricks Chapel. The annual event honors members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service.

April 27, 2022

See related: Awards & Honors

Purser Appointed Co-Director of Lender Center for Social Justice

Provost Gretchen Ritter announced that Gretchen W. Purser, associate professor of sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has been appointed co-director of the Lender Center for Social Justice.

April 19, 2022

Silverstein Comments on Multigenerational Living in New York Times Article

Merril Silverstein, Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging, was quoted in the New York Times article, "The Nuclear Family Is No Longer the Norm. Good."

March 31, 2022

Maxwell Advocate Award Posthumously Honors Sociologist, Champion of Equity

The work of the late Charles V. Willie extended well beyond academia, as he applied his scholarship to issues of equity and social justice. 
March 25, 2022

See related: Awards & Honors

Monnat Study on Support from Adult Children, Parent Health Published in JRSS

Shelley Clark, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Shannon M. Monnat

"Support from Adult Children and Parental Health in Rural America," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in the Journal of Rural Social Sciences.

March 11, 2022

See related: Aging, Child & Elder Care

Landes Weighs in on CDC Recognizing People with IDD Are at Higher Risk of COVID in Disability Scoop

Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, was quoted in the Disability Scoop article, "CDC Adds IDD To List Of Conditions At Increased Risk From COVID-19."

March 7, 2022

See related: COVID-19, IDD, United States

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

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