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Featured Alum Loretta Raiford, '04

Loretta Raiford graduated from USC with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology in 2004. Prior to attending USC, Loretta Raiford volunteered at an orphanage in East Africa at the age of 19.

Featured Alum Justin Bamberg, '09

Justin Bamberg graduated from USC with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology in 2009. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from USC School of Law in 2011, and in 2014 was elected to the SC House of Representatives, representing state legislative district 90.

Kudos to Brent Simpson and Matthew Brashears

Congratulations! Prof's Brent Simpson and Matthew Brashears have been selected as the new editors of Social Psychology Quarterly

Kudos to Yue Liu

Congratulations Yue Liu, who received a SPARC graduate research award.

Kudos to Prof. Anderton

Kudos to Prof. Anderton who will assume editorship of Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History along with co-editor Kenneth Sylvester starting with volume 50 issue 3 this summer.

Kudos to Derek Silva

Congratulation to Derek Silva for winning the University-wide Breakthrough Graduate Scholars award, given to "USC's most promising graduate students" who "demonstrate phenomenal commitment to research and scholarly activity."

Kudos to Professor Pfeffer

Professor Pfeffer will be the U.S. co-Investigator with PI Sally Hines at the University of Leeds, and with colleagues in the U.K., Australia, Italy, and Poland, on a qualitative project of substantial scope funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Kudos to Prof. Matt Brashears

Prof. Matt Brashears, has been awarded (with Co-PI David Lazer, Northeastern University) a three-year grant from the Army Research Institute.

Kudos Brent

Brent Simpson has received a major NSF award in collaboration with Dave Melamed.

Kudos Matt Brashears

Kudos to Prof. Brashears who has just been elected to the ASA Social Psychology section council.

Kudos Brent, Jason and Andrea

Congratulations. Dr's Brent Simpson, Jason Cummings and Andrea Henderson-Platt have received Aspire I grants for 2016-17!!!

Kudos to Ashley Harrell

Congratulations to Ashley Harrell for receiving the Department's Co-Authored Publication Award for the paper titled "The Dynamics of Prosocial Leadership: Power and Influence in Collective Action Groups"

Kudos to Andrea Henderson-Platt

Kudos to Andrea Henderson-Platt....she's received a 'two-thumbs' up award from the Office of Student Disability Services...students nominate faculty for the award.

Kudos Daniela Negraia and Jennifer Augustine

CONGRATS....Daniela and Jennifer received a SPARC grant "Comparing the health and happiness of parents and nonparents - The role of adults' education."

Kudos Dr. Markovsky!

Congratulations to Barry Markovsky who has received a major NSF grant from the Information & Intelligent Systems Division for his project "A Knowledge Aggregator for the Social Sciences."

Kudo's Brent Simpson and Ashley Harrell

Congrats and hearty Kudo's to Brent Simpson and Ashley Harrell.

Kudos to Dr. Carla Pfeffer!

Congratulations to Carla on being selected to receive awards on her 2014 American Journal of Sociology article.

Kudos to Dr. Shane Thye

Shane received an ASPIRE-I grant from the VPR for his project "Status and the Development of Relational Cohesion."

Congratulations to Jennifer McLeer!

Jennifer was selected for the Rhude M. Patterson Graduate Fellowship from the Graduate School.

Welcome Dr. Matthew Brashears

Dr. Matthew E. Brashears will join the faculty of the Sociology Department this fall.

Congratulations Daniela Negraia

Congratulations to Daniela Negraia for winning the Sociology department's 2015 Teaching Award

Welcome Professor Pfeffer

Dr. Carla A. Pfeffer will join the faculty of the Sociology Department this fall.

Kudos Professor Hartnett

The Health Resources & Services Admin (HRSA) has awarded Dr. Caroline Hartnett a grant to study the risk of unintended pregnancy among sexual minority women using NSFG data.

Kudos Professor Henderson (and the PHRG)

Andrea Henderson and Katrina Walsemann (Arnold School of Public Health), received the Provost's Visiting Scholars Grant to bring two distinguished professors, Mark Hayward (UT-Austin) and Sherman James (Emory), to the USC campus for one-week visits.

Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Maris

Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Maris for the publication of his book titled "Pillaged: Psychiatric Medications and Suicide Risk"


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