News & Events

  • While student loan debt has reached an all-time high, with the average college graduate owing $30,000 in student loans, it does not increase young adults’ risk of “boomeranging” or returning to their parental home, according to a Dartmouth-led study published in Sociology of Education. Boomerangers, surprisingly, had less student loan debt than young adults who didn’t return home. Read the Sociology of Education article...

  • Religion and Political Economy

    Sociology 49.17 at the 11 hour, Dist: SOC; WCult: W.

    What is religion’s role in the wealth and poverty of nations? Is there really a “Protestant ethic” and a “spirit of capitalism?” Or is human prosperity completely independent of religious belief, institutions, and “spirit”? How do Western and non-Western societies seeking their place in the modern world reconcile religious traditions with the demands of economic...

  • Founded in 2015 by Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the global investment firm Blackstone, the Schwarzman Scholars program was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program will live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling, and developing a better understanding of China. The program seeks to prepare a new generation...

  • Misagh Parsa's new book, Democracy in Iran--Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed, deals with the difficulties of democratizing the Islamic Republic.  It draws on primary materials--interviews, newspapers, and recent memoirs--and offers a new framework for understanding democratization in developing countries governed by authoritarian regimes. (Ervand Abrahamian, CUNY) More details about the book can be seen here...

  • The results of this research study are informative for understanding an important aspect of economic functioning—indebtedness—for parents of children with disabilities, as well as the causes and correlates of rising unsecured debt in the U.S. Read the full article here.

  • College students’ friendship networks are associated with specific social and academic benefits, and their friends are both resources and liabilities in academic achievement. Read the full article about this in the American Sociological Association's Contexts journal here, found in the "Features" section of the Table of Contents, or...

  • What is it about autumn that gets everyone so excited?  Read the full Huffington Post article here.

  • Assistant Professor Kimberly Rogers discusses with The Dartmouth how her research on cultures, groups and individuals, ties into everyday life and present-day trends.  Read the full article here.

  • The Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2017. For this position, we seek sociologists with a PhD and expertise in inequality, broadly construed.  Special consideration will be given to candidates engaged in Asian-American studies as well as those who build on existing strengths in the department, including race/ethnicity, political/economic sociology, sociology of health/medicine, and social...

  • Dartmouth Alumni Magazine ran a feature story "The World According to Rembert" in its July/August 2016 issue.  Read the full story here.