News

June 3, 2022

2021-22 Avery Award Winners

Congratulations to the Department of Sociology’s Avery Award winner for 2021-2022, Elizabeth Timple as well as to our two runners up Amy Modi and Bianca Gonzales.

November 8, 2021

Dr. Mark Paterson in Humanities Center book discussion event with Dr. Randall Halle

Sociology Associate Professor Mark Paterson will be discussing his most recent book, How We Became Sensorimotor: Movement, Measurement, Sensation (University of Minnesota Press) in a '...

October 29, 2021

Doctoral student Seda Baykal has won a research grant from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Doctoral student Seda Baykal has won a research grant from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion for her project "Faith and Reason in Higher Education: Ankara University School of...

October 7, 2021

PhD student Chie Togami presents "Community Voices: Pittsburgh, the United States Steel Corporation, and 120 years of extraction."

Join World History Center Graduate Student Assistant in Public History, Chie Togami, for a presentation and conversation about her three-part podcast series, "Extraction." The project and podcast...

August 9, 2021

2021 Ph.D. Candice Robinson accepts Assistant Professor position at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Congratulations to Candice Robinson, an August 2021 Ph.D. graduate, who will begin a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  

August 7, 2021

Dan McClymonds, Ph.D candidate, wins SSSP student paper award

Sociology doctoral candidate Dan McClymonds has been awarded the student paper award for the 'Conflict, Action, and Social Change'...

August 2, 2021

Ph.D. student Kanoko Kamata featured in Dietrich School "Student Spotlight."

Kanoko Kamata, entering her third year in the Department of Sociology's PhD program, was featured in a recent Kenneth P....

July 20, 2021

Ph.D. student Joshua McDermott accepts Visiting Assistant Professor position at Utah State University.

Congratulations to Joshua McDermott for his offer of a visiting assistant professor position at Utah State University.  Joshua will be beginning this fall.

It is energizing to see our...

July 5, 2021

Ph.D. candidate Basak Gemici receives ASA Honorable Mention

Ph.D. candidate Basak Gemici has received an Honorable Mention from the American Sociological Association (ASA)...

June 15, 2021

Congratulations Professor Bloom on winning the "2021 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Social Movements"

Dr. Josh Bloom recieved the 2021 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Social Movements Award from the American Sociological Association, for his article ...

April 23, 2021

Student Debt and Affordable Housing: Exploring the Links

On Wednesday April 14,2021 we met to discuss student debt and affordable housing. We invite you to view our discussion at the following...

March 16, 2021

Anti-Asian Violence panel organized by Ph.D. student christina ong, video available

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asians and Asian Americans have been scapegoated as bringing and carrying disease across the country. This rhetoric is not new.

In a timely...

March 11, 2021

Ph.D. student Natalia Duarte wins prestigious ASA grant

One of Sociology's fourth year Ph.D. students, Natalia Duarte, has just won the 2020 ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (ASA DDRIG). Her project, “...