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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.


  • Gina Erickson, Assistant Professor Hamline University

    Gina Erickson (Ph.D. 2012) will begin her second year, this fall 2014, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

    July 17th, 2014
  • Baek Defends and is off to Moscow!

    Kyungmin Baek defended his dissertation, "The Adoption of Outcomes of ISO 14001 Across Korean Business Firms," on July 14, 2014. His advisor is Professor Erin Kelly. Dr. Baek will begin a position as an Assistant Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation, this fall. Congratulations!

    July 16th, 2014
  • Rachelle Hill joins the U.S. Census Bureau

    Rachelle Hill, (Ph.D. 2012) is an Administrator for the Minnesota Census Research Data Center, U.S. Census Bureau.

    June 19th, 2014
  • Minnesotans Fighting in Syria? FBI Getting Tips

    Prof. Cawo Abdi was featured in a recent St. Paul Pioneer Press article about the possibility of Minnesotan Somalis fighting in Syria.

    June 12th, 2014
  • A new PhD in the house - Meg Krausch

    Meghan Krausch successfully defended her dissertation "Redefining Social Movement: Utopianism and Popular Education in Buenos Aires," on June 10, 2014. Meg's advisor is Doug Hartmann. Dr. Krausch will be an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Inquiry, University of Wisconsin - Superior this fall 2014.

    June 10th, 2014
  • Congratulations Dr. Nyseth Brehm!

    Hollie Nyseth Brehm successfully defend her dissertation, "Conditions and Courses of Genocides," on June 9, 2014. Her advisors are Professors Elizabeth Boyle and Joachim Savelsberg. Dr. Nyseth Brehm will be an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio beginning this fall.

    June 9th, 2014

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