Sociologists on Africa in the 21st Century

February 7, 2018
Photo of Clark, Hayford, and Casterline

The following story features (in photo, left to right) Professors Sam Clark, Sarah Hayford and John Casterline, who are at the forefront of research on a broad range of population and health issues in Africa.

Post-Doctoral Funding Opportunity

February 5, 2018

Call for Postdoc Position at The Ohio State University, Department of Sociology, Columbus, Ohio USA

Date Available:  Fall 2018

Application Deadline:  March 4, 2018

Application Listing Active:   Until March 4, 2018  

Professor David Melamed Discusses New Study

January 17, 2018
David Melamed

Recently, assistant professor of sociology Dr. David Melamed was interviewed for an Ohio State News feature about his study on human cooperation. Read the OSU News story below: 

Professor Sarah Hayford featured in Reuters Article

January 17, 2018
Sarah Hayford

On January 10, 2018, associate professor of sociology Dr. Sarah Hayford was interviewed by Reuters titled, "Mom's age at birth linked to daughter's later childlessness." Dr. Hayford studies family formation and reproductive health and researches childlessness trends in the United States.

Department Chair Claudia Buchmann Featured in The Atlantic

November 28, 2017
Claudia Buchmann

On November 27, 2017, Sociology Professor and Department Chair Claudia Buchmann was featured in an article published by The Atlantic titled, "Poor Girls Are Leaving Their Brothers Behind" about the success of low-income girls in education.

Graduate Student Amelia (Qi) Li Wins IAPHS Poster Award

November 7, 2017
Amelia Li
The following excerpt is from an article outlining Ohio State Sociology Graduate Student Amelia Li's recent accomplishment at an IAPHS Conference in October. The Poster Session at the Austin conference featured research on a diverse set of topics, much of it coming from early career population health scientists in public health, sociology, gerontology, medicine, public policy, and other disciplines. As Jennifer Ailshire writes in her blog, “I’ve attended many conference poster sessions over the years, but this was the most interdisciplinary group of scholars and range of topics I’ve seen.” For the first time this year, the meeting offered awards for outstanding posters. Thanks to Poster Judges Rich Carpiano, Justin Denny, Jennifer Beam Dowd, and Matthew Trujillo for mak