News & Events
During fall and spring semesters, graduate students, faculty and visiting scholars present their research.
Inequality & Methods Series (PDF)
This forum is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to present ongoing research that is methodological in character and/or that deals with some aspect of inequality.
Life Course Center Co-Sponsored Events (PDF)
An interesting array of presentations held throughout Spring Semester co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology's Life Course Center.
Teaching Talks are scheduled throughout the year, offering opportunities to talk explicitly about teaching (and learning) in the practical and philosophical sense.
Deadly Attacks Against African Migrants
Cawa Abdi's CNN op-ed piece on the turmoil in South Africa stresses how migrants are scapegoated for the persistent legacy of apartheid in the post-liberation era.
April 21st, 2015
Arturo Baiocchi (Ph.D. 2014) accepts Assistant Professor position
Arturo Baioccho (Ph.D. 2014) will begin a new position as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Social Work at California State University Sacramento.
March 26th, 2015
Stigma of Mental Illness
Cawo Abdi contributed to an article in the StarTribune regarding the stigma of mental illness and skepticism of mental-health treatment among Somali-Americans.
March 10th, 2015
Ethnically Diverse City?
Doug Hartmann was featured in WalletHub's recent study examining 2015's Cities with the Most and Least Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity.
March 5th, 2015
Out of Trouble - Out of Work
In a recent NY Times article regarding the difficult time ex-fellons have finding jobs and rebuilding their lives, Chris Uggen was interviewed and his research with alumna Sarah Shannon referenced.
March 2nd, 2015
Doug Hartmann was interviewed by WCCO in response to The Atlantic Magazine article praising the "Miracle of Minneapolis" as a place of affordability, opportunity and wealth. Critics are saying that it is far from a miracle with some of the worst racial disparities in the nation.
February 19th, 2015
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Lisa Park receiving Faculty Mentoring Award from grad students Scott DeMuth, Stephen Suh & Sarah Lageson