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The Office for Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to feature Dr. Gregory Maney in the first issue of The GRANT Seeker. The GRANT Seeker may be accessed here: | more |
Greg Maney and co-authors Professors McCarthy and Yukich won this year's Outstanding Article Award in the Peace War & Social Conflict Section of ASA for "Explaining Political Violence Against Civilians in Northern Ireland: A Contention-Oriented Approach."-
Professor Greg Maney has been selected to receive a 2013 Emerald Literati Outstanding Author Contribution Award for his article “The Paradox of Reform: The Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland”, which appears in Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change. | more |
Professor Chris Niedt has co-organized a three-day conference on sustainability in the suburbs, which will be held at Hofstra on November 8-10, 2012. More information can be found here.
The Sociology Department and LifeWay Network, a Queens, N.Y.-based advocacy group, teamed up to conduct a study of human trafficking in the New York metropolitan area that marked the first organized effort to try to quantify the size and scope of the problem. | more |
Professor Margaret Abraham was recently honored by Apna Ghar for her research on domestic violence in South Asian immigrant communities. Pictures and coverage of the event can be found here.
Professors Margaret Abraham and Gregory Maney recently published an article together at Current Sociology: Abraham, Margaret and Gregory M. Maney. 2012."Transforming Place and Belonging through Action Research, Community Practice, and Public Policy: Comparing Responses to NIMBYism." Current Sociology 60(2): 178-201.
Professor Gregory Maney also published in Mobilization: Maney, Gregory M., Michael A. McCarthy, and Grace B. Yukich. 2012. "Explaining Political Violence Against Civilians in Northern Ireland: A Contention Oriented Approach." Mobilization 17(1):27- 48.
Professor Robert Costello has been placed on the Fulbright Senior Specialist roster through 2014.
Professor Kathleen Smith is currently working on a book entitled The Resilient Family: Surviving and Thriving through the Centuries.
Hofstra sociologists presented research at the 2012 Eastern Sociological Society conference, including Professor Christopher Niedt ("The Diverse Suburb and Political Opinion"), Professor Carrie Alexandrowicz Shandra ("Inseparable Spheres: Gendered Occupational Characteristics and Women's Household Labor"), and undergraduate major Julie Daher ("Exploring Self and Identity Among Clinically Depressed Emerging Adults").
August 2007: CBSM Conference
March 2006: Long Island Day Labor Study released
Professor Maney has been selected to receive a 2013 Emerald Literati Outstanding Author Contribution Award
Professor Maney has been selected to receive a 2013 Emerald Literati Outstanding Author Contribution Award for his article “The Paradox of Reform: The Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland”, which appears in Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change. The selection committee noted that:
“Gregory Maney's article has been selected for this award for four important reasons. First, Dr. Maney has compiled a unique primary database of political events in Northern Ireland from 1963-1972. There is no other existing study that has quantitatively analyzed protest events during this period. Moreover, he complements his quantitative analysis with interviews with key civil rights leaders in Northern Ireland, giving his study both depth and breadth. Second, Maney explores a question that has been largely ignored by nonviolent civil resistance scholars, namely: do state reforms help or hurt nonviolent movements? Counter-intuitively, he finds that promised reforms can actually drain support away from nonviolent struggles since some activists will shift toward conventional political participation while others, weary of waiting for the promised reforms, may grow disillusioned and decide to take up weapons. Third, calling this phenomenon the “paradox of reform,” Professor Maney connects it to existing theory in nonviolent action studies associated with backfire dynamics and the “paradox or repression.” Fourth Maney provides useful insights into the reasons why nonviolent movements sometimes turn to armed struggle. These findings do nothing less than set forth a new research agenda, urging civil resistance researchers to explore the impact of state reforms and to examine the conditions that lead to tactical shifts between violence and nonviolence.”