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News & Events

Event Series

Workshop Series
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
Teaching Talks are scheduled throughout the year, offering opportunities to talk explicitly about teaching (and learning) in the practical and philosophical sense.

News

  • Dr. Vania Brightman Cox successfully defends

    Vania Brightman Cox successfully defended her dissertation, "An Ethnograhic Discourse Analysis of Anti-Trafficking Activism," on May 18, 2015. Her advisors are Professors Teresa Gowan and Elizabeth Boyle.

    May 21st, 2015
  • Sarah Lageson is a Ph.D.!

    Sarah Lageson successfully defended her dissertation, "Digital Punishment in an Era of Online Crime Reporting," on May 13, 2015. Her advisor is Prof. Chris Uggen. In Fall 2015, Sarah will begin her career as an Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. Congratulations, Dr. Lageson!

    May 14th, 2015
  • Nyseth Brehm awarded Best Dissertation

    Hollie Nyseth Brehm (Ph.D. 2014) has been awarded the 2015 University of Minnesota Graduate School's "Best Dissertation Award" in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

    May 12th, 2015
  • Moen Receives Dean's Medal

    Moen for blog.jpgJoin us in congratulating Phyllis Moen who was awarded the CLA Dean's Medal for 2015, an annual award given to an outstanding member of the faculty on the basis of excellence in scholarship or creative activity. Phyllis has spent her career researching occupational careers, gender, families, and well-being over the life course, including the frequently obsolete social, cultural, and policy ecologies in which lives play out.
    We will miss Phyllis as she heads to Stanford University's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences as a residential fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. The Center brings together scholars currently engaged in using behavioral science to address important problems as well as those who are grappling with intellectual issues that can provide the context for translational behavioral science.

    April 30th, 2015
  • Violence Againt South African Migrants

    Since her op-ed CNN piece, Cawo Abdi, has been interviewed by Al Jazeera 's TV program The Listening Post when they focused on South Africa and how the violence against migrants was covered by diverse media outlets; the South African Broadcast Corp. radio station (SAfm Current Affairs) on the flow of migration through the Mediterranean and South Africa and the resulting humanitarian crisis; and by a radio station in Korea, This Morning, Seoul.

    April 29th, 2015
  • Hartmann MSS President

    Hartmann for blog.jpgDoug Hartmann is beginning his term as president of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS). Approximately 1200 scholars, students and practicing sociologists in universities, government and business belong to the organization. MSS encompasses nine states - Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, South Dakota and North Dakota. More than one-third of the members are from other parts of the nation and the world. As president-elect, Doug was charged with the successful coordination of the annual meetings held in Kansas City in March, 2015.

    April 27th, 2015

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Park receiving faculty mentoring awardLisa Park receiving Faculty Mentoring Award from grad students Scott DeMuth, Stephen Suh & Sarah Lageson