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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").