Gerald D. Suttles, Pioneering Scholar and Urban Sociologist 1932–2017

Gerald D. Suttles, professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology and the Committee on Geographic Studies, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House with his wife of nearly 47 years, Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, MA’70, PhD’74 (Sociology), and close friends at his side. Widely recognized as a pioneer of the study of disadvantaged neighborhoods, gangs, and ethnic conflict, Suttles helped shape the discipline of urban sociology and mentored a new generation of scholars in the field.


UChicago Urban Research Review profiles prominent social scientists

The Urban Research Review profiles University of Chicago researchers whose work deepens our understanding of cities.  The latest edition of Urban Research Review spotlights three faculty members who have devoted their careers to urban education and marginalized communities.


Margaret Beale-Spencer

Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education, Social Sciences Division

Sociologist Daniel Glaser, AB'39, AM'47, PhD'54: 1919 - 2017

Professor Daniel Glaser, 98, of Needham died peacefully at home at North Hill on January 10, 2017 with the comfort and excellent care of the staff and his loving daughter, Lenore. Mr. Glaser was a sociology professor for more than 40 years and last taught at the University of Southern California. He authored eight books and numerous articles. Beloved father, brother and friend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to organizations that support world peace. Services are private.