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Faculty Recruiting 2016

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The Department seeks applications for two tenured positions at the associate professor (possibly early full) level. The 2016 search targets scholars who use state-of-the-art quantitative methods in their research with a focus on either (1) inequality and stratification or (2) social movements and political sociology.

New Faculty Join in Fall 2015

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New Sociology Courses Available for Fall, 2015

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The new Department of Sociology will offer three new undergraduate courses in the fall of 2015

Three recruits join new sociology department

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Three newly recruited professors will teach three classes offered in the new sociology department next semester.

New faculty member Jake Rosenfeld's research in the New York Times

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Union decline associated with rising income inequality. Professor Jake Rosenfeld expresses his opinion.

Fazzari: Inequality Affects Job Creation

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Barry Z. Cynamon and Steven M. Fazzari, researchers on consumer behavior and how it effects the economy, wrote an op-ed for the St. Louis Post Dispatch in October 2007 in which they predicted that an end to the relentless trend of rising household debt and a subsequent crash in household spending could lead to a killer U.S. recession.

In Troubled St. Louis Area, Economist Helps Revive Sociology Department

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After doing without a sociology department for nearly 25 years, Washington University in St. Louis has reinstated the department and chosen a longtime faculty member at the institution, Steven Fazzari, to be its first chair.

Fazzari to chair new sociology department in Arts & Sciences

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Steven Fazzari, PhD, a leading scholar on the relationship between rising income inequality and macroeconomic trends in the United States, will chair the recently re-established Department of Sociology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Barbara A. Schaal, PhD, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, has announced.

How Tests Make Us Smarter - New York Times

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Washington University to re-establish sociology department​

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Washington University in St. Louis is re-establishing its sociology department after a nearly 25-year hiatus, Barbara A. Schaal, PhD, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, has announced.

What Unions No Longer Do

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What Unions No Longer Do shows in detail the consequences of labor's decline: curtailed advocacy for better working conditions, weakened support for immigrants' economic assimilation, and ineffectiveness in addressing wage stagnation among African Americans.

The Middle Class is Steadily Eroding

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New York Times article "The Middle Class is Steadily Eroding" based on research by Sociology department chair Steve Fazzari.