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The Sociology Department Presents a Power Workshop on:

Does the Global North Still Dominate Women's International Organizing? A Network Analysis from 1978 to 2008

Over the last century, women increasingly transcended national boundaries to exchange information, build solidarity, and bring change. Common accounts suggest that as women's international presence expanded, the types of women who participated also began to shift. More

Melanie M. Hughes

Pamela Paxton

Sharon Quinsaat

Nicholas Reith

Presented by: Dr. Melanie Hughes (Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology)

Wednesday October 8, 2014 | 2:00

Sociology Conference Room | 2431 WW Posvar Hall

*This is a works-in-progress talk and does require participates to read.  Please e-mail me at if you would like a copy of the paper.


Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Presents

Dr. Jeff Goodwin, Professor of Sociology, New York University

Monday February 9, 2015 | Time TBA

Sociology Colloquium Room 2432 Posvar Hall


Dr. Sidney Tarrow, Emeritus Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government at Cornell University

"Studying War, States, and Movements:Putting Two Tillys into One"

Thursday March 5, 2015 | Time TBA

Sociology Colloquium Room 2432 Posvar Hall


Dr. Zakiya Luna, Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Barbara

Thursday March 19, 2015 | Time TBA

Sociology Colloquium Room 2432 Posvar Hall


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Congratulations go out to Kimberly Creasap who just recieved her PhD!

Sociology Graduate Student, Aisha Upton, is one of the recipients of the Elizabeth Baranger Teaching Award for 2014.  The A&S GSO Elizabeth Baranger Teaching Awards acknowledge excellence in graduate student teaching across the Arts & Sciences. 

Mellon Fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year have been awarded to Corrine Ogrodnik, Daniel Nunez, and Jeffrey Tienes.

2014's Undergraduate Avery Award winner is Erica Mollenkopf, runners up for the award are Karl Gibson and Ratvi Patel.

2014's Norman P. Hummon Award has been awarded to two of our graduate students, Suzie Wagner and Sam Plummer.  The Sociology Graduate Student Teaching Award was given to Jeff Tienes.

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