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Sociology Department

IU research presented at the American Sociological Association meeting

IU Limestone Crest

Sociologists from Indiana are participating in the 108th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, held Aug. 10 to 13 in New York. Studies presented discuss the ability to predict political races using Twitter, how elementary students' academic performance affects how their parents treat them, the influence of student loan debt on students' experiences in college, and much more.   Full Story >>

Supreme Court on same-sex marriage: Indiana University experts available to comment

Law Scales

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its eagerly awaited decisions on two cases involving same-sex marriage today. Indiana University experts are available to comment on the rulings.   Full Story >>

'Claiming Society for God' honored with Independent Publisher Book Award

Authors Nancy Davis and Robert Robinson

"Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare in Egypt, Italy, Israel, and the United States," written by Indiana University Bloomington Sociologist Robert V. Robinson and DePauw University Sociologist Nancy J. Davis, is co-recipient of the gold medal in religion of the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards.   Full Story >>

IU Bloomington faculty taking part in ‘boot camp’ for academic success

Kerry Ann Rockquemore

More than 20 Indiana University Bloomington faculty members are taking part in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's Faculty Success Program, a summer "boot camp" designed to help faculty launch and sustain successful academic careers.   Full Story >>

Study: Moms leave male-dominated jobs with long hours at higher rates than other employees

Youngjoo Cha

As demands for long work hours continue to increase, an Indiana University study found that mothers, more so than other employees, are more likely to leave these jobs in male-dominated fields, while this trend is not seen in balanced or female-dominated occupations.   Full Story >>

IU study: 'Backbone' of mental illness stigma common in 16 countries studied

Bernice Pescosolido

An international study found that despite widespread acceptance that mental illness is a disease that can be effectively treated, a common "backbone" of prejudice exists that unfairly paints people with conditions such as depression and schizophrenia as undesirable for close personal relationships and positions of authority.   Full Story >>