The Center for the Study of Social Movements is pleased to announce that the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Department of Sociology have hired Ann Mische, PhD who will be joining the faculty this coming fall. Mische received her PhD from the New School for Social Research and has since published many articles in sociology's top journals focusing on culture, social movements, political sociology, social networks, organizations, deliberation and decision making, and sociological theory. Mische's award winning book, Partisan Publics: Communication and Contention across Brazilian Youth Activist Networks, examines the link between partisanship and civic association in Brazilian youth politics during the 20 years of democratic restructuring. Also joining Notre Dame Sociology in the Fall are David Gibson, PhD. and Jennifer Jones, PhD. Gibson has published research on social interaction, decision making, social networks, computational modeling, theory, and organizations since receiving his PhD from Columbia University. Gibson also has recently published his first book, Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision During the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jones received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and has focused her research publications on racial formation, racial and ethnic relations, immigration, political sociology, Latin America and the Caribbean, and qualitative methods. Welcome to Notre Dame!