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Celeste Watkins-Hayes takes a people-centered research approach

Jan 4, 2021
New Ford School sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes works at the intersection of inequality, public policy, and institutions, with a special focus on urban poverty and race, class, and gender studies. Her most recent book Remaking a Life: How Women...

Fordie Christina Cross wins sociology paper competitions

Apr 10, 2019
Christina Cross, a member of the Ford School’s joint-PhD program with sociology, earned recognition from two sociological societies for her paper, “Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Association Between Family Structure and Children’s Educational...

PhD candidate Jessica Gillooly writes op ed for Washington Post

May 30, 2018
This Sunday's print edition of the Washington Post included an opinion piece penned by joint doctoral student Jessica W. Gillooly. The post, titled "Want to stop more Starbucks scenarios? Train these people." suggested that 911 operators have a key...

The Weight of Debt, the Dignity of Debtors

Oct 2, 2020, 12:00 pm EDT
Join professor Frederick Wherry in this discussion about how dignity and respect affect consumers' engagements with and responses to debt. Wherry will share about his work to understand and empower the linkages between lending and human values.  

Causes, consequences & potential solutions to the problem of educational disparities in the US: Perspectives from psychology, sociology & economics

Jan 20, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Join in the conversation on Twitter #eddispartiites About the roundtable: This seminar will feature speakers from sociology, psychology and economics giving their perspectives on the causes, consequences and potential solutions to the problem of educational disparities in the United States. Each speaker will discuss their own work as it relates to educational disparities in the United States, also drawing on existing work from the field that has bearing on this topic.

The Role of Special Interests in American Politics

May 8-9, 2015, 8:00 am-12:15 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom
This program features some of the best scholars of interest groups, policy advocacy, and social movements in the country.  The papers presented span three disciplines (Political Science, Economics, Sociology) and include work that is experimental, formal, historical, comparative, qualitative, and quantitative. They deal with a number of topics, including corporate and nonprofit advocacy, health and environmental policy, and campaign finance.
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Public Policy and Sociology

Degree Requirements for the Public Policy & Sociology PhD Program June 2020 ** Note that some requirements may change after the time of publication. Similarly, it is likely that not all courses described below are offered each semester. It is...