News

  • 05/02/2016 - By now, no one is debating the fact that economic inequality has grown substantially in the past few decades. It seems that almost every day there’s a new report showing that incom

  • 04/29/2016 - Life as Politics is a collection of essays and fieldwork articles originally published by Asef Bayat in a range of academic outlets between the years 2001 and 2009.

  • 03/09/2016 - On February 29, Professor Sandefur spoke about her research on public experience with justice problems and civil legal aid at a meeting co-chaired by US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch and the Dire

  • 02/05/2016 - Tim Liao collaborators have been awarded a grant (approx. $1 million Australian) to study the intergenerational transmission of joblessness.

  • 02/05/2016 - Assata Zerai (along with Brian Pianfetti in Civil and Environmental Engineering) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

  • 02/05/2016 - Cynthia Buckley was selected to join a group of 20 leading scholars to help launch the German government's new interdisciplinary migration research center in Berlin.

  • 02/05/2016 - Monica McDermott has been awarded a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation ($150,000, with collaborators Eric Knowles from NYU and Jennifer Richeson from Northwestern).

  • 01/27/2016 - Five years ago this month, the Tunisians had brought down a dictator and the Egyptians were on their way to doing the same, beginning with massive demonstrations that grabbed the world’s attention.

  • 01/27/2016 - Professor Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi has been selected to receive the LAS Humanities Council Teaching Excellence Award! Please join us in congratulating him.

  • 01/27/2016 - The Earned Income Tax Credit aids millions of Americans each year, lifting many out of poverty – but spacing it out in multiple payments could significantly reduce recipients’ dependence on payday

  • 12/01/2010 - Tim Liao lectured at Academia Sinica in December of 2010.

  • The Racial Microaggressions Project, the work of a group of University of Illinois students and faculty including our own Professor Ruby Mendenhall, was referenced in two recent articles.

  • Grant Shoffstall's essay from our Spring '13 Newsletter on the upcoming movie, Freezing People is Easy, has been reprinted in the blog 

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  • Rebecca L.