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Mark Warr Featured in BBC News

Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Mark Warr speaks to BBC News about reasons behind growing gun rights support in the US.

The Road to Gender Equity: Still Under Construction

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

Christine Williams has heard her share of conflicting arguments about gender equality in the sociology course she’s taught for more than two decades at The University of Texas at Austin. But there is always one question that gives her pause: “Women have achieved equality, so why is feminism relevant?”

Ari Adut Featured in New York Times

Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Ari Adut's work on the sociology of scandals is the source for a New York Times analysis on actor and comedian Bill Cosby's recent fall from pubic grace.

Tetyana Pudrovska's research into Depression among Successful Professional Women Picked Up by Numerous News Outlets

Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Coverage has gone viral for Tetyana Pudrovska's research into depression among successful professional women. Online, broadcast and print outlets have picked up the story in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Finnish and Chinese.

David Kirk Receives Grant to Examine Criminal Recidivism

Fri, Nov 7, 2014

Residential migration far from former neighborhoods may reduce criminal recidivism.

Robert Crosnoe Receives NIJ Grant to Examine How Family Structure Changes Predict Exposure to Violence among Children and Adolescents

Fri, Nov 7, 2014

Family instability contributes to violence exposure for young people.

Sociology Professor Featured in NY Times

Thu, Nov 6, 2014

Harel Shapira, assistant professor of Sociology, published an article in the Opinion Pages of The New York Times on the use of concealed handgun licenses as allowable identifications for voting and the racial disparities in the issuance of those licenses.

Jacqueline Angel and Ronald Angel Featured in Monitor and Houston Chronicle

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Jacqueline Angel and Ronald Angel's op-eds on care for aging Hispanics appeared in The Monitor and Houston Chronicle.

Dr Charrad Delivers Conference Keynote on Gender Regimes

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

Dr Mounira Maya Charrad delivered the keynote address titled "Gender Regimes: The Making of Progressive Family Law" at the conference "Women in the Revolution: Gender and Social Justice after the Arab Spring" at the University of Iowa’s Law School on September 25, 2014.

Liberal Arts Dean Randy Diehl, UVA President Teresa Sullivan, and Sociology Chair Robert Crosnoe.

Department of Sociology Celebrates Centennial

Wed, Oct 1, 2014

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Sociology Department hosted a special event on September 19, 2014, featuring UVA President Dr Teresa A Sullivan.

Poverty-Obesity Link Is More Prevalent for Women Than Men, Study Shows

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr Rudrappa's Op-Ed Featured on Pacific Standard

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Dr Sharmila Rudrappa's op-ed piece on the international surrogacy market appears on Pacific Standard.

Dr Robert Crosnoe Awarded NSF Grant on Adulthood in the Great Recession

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

NSF grant will explore how the Great Recession has affected youth transitioning into adulthood.

Cati Connell (left) presents Kate Averett with award

Graduate Student Wins Dissertation Award

Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Graduate student Kate Averett is the winner of the 2014 Martin P Levine Memorial Dissertation Award.

Dr. Christine Williams Receives 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from ASA

Dr. Christine Williams Receives 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from ASA

Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Dr. Christine Williams received the 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association.

Dr. David Kirk on NPR "Hidden Brain"

Wed, Jul 9, 2014

Dr. David Kirk speaks on NPR "Hidden Brain" about how some parole requirements could be increasing crime rate.

Dr. Ken-Hou Lin Wins ASA Best Article Award

Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Congratulations to Professor Ken-Hou Lin for being selected to receive the Best Article Award from the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association for his outstanding article "Financialization and US Income Inequality, 1970-2008."

Dr. Mehdi Haghshenas Receives Signature Course Award

Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Sociology senior lecturer Dr. Mehdi Haghshenas was recognized for his signature course UGS 302 "What We See, What We Believe."

Graduate Students Receive NSF Dissertation Fellowships

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Caity Collins and Jacinto Cuvi are awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation to support their dissertation research.

Graduate Student Wins ASA Paper Award

Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Wasudha Bhatt received the 2014 Graduate Paper Award from the ASA Section on Asia and Asian Americans.

Graduate Student Wins Dissertation Award

Wed, Jun 4, 2014

Kate Averett has been awarded the prestigious Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Award.

Dr. Mounira Maya Charrad Featured on Washington Post Online

Tue, May 20, 2014

Dr. Mounira Maya Charrad speaks about Iranian women seeking freedom and shedding veils on Facebook.

Graduate Student Wins Fulbright US Student Award

Mon, May 19, 2014

Katie Sobering has been selected for a 2014-15 Fulbright US Student Award to Argentina.

Graduate Student Awarded for Thesis and Research

Mon, May 19, 2014

Sociology graduate student Anima Adjepong wins Outstanding Thesis Award, CWGS Temple Award.

Kristine Kilanski Awarded the WGS Dissertation Fellowship

Wed, May 7, 2014

Congratulations to Sociology graduate student, Kristine Kilanski, for being the 2014 recipient of the Women’s and Gender Studies Dissertation Fellowship.

Dr. Pamela Paxton’s UGS Philanthropy Course Gives $100,000 to Charity

Fri, May 2, 2014

Dr. Paxton’s Undergraduate Studies 303 course, "Philanthropy: The Power of Giving," teaches students the importance of philanthropic acts toward the non-profit sector in the United States.

Norval Glenn Prize Winner Announced

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Yujin Kim is the recipient of the 2014 Norval Glenn Prize.

Dr. Javier Auyero Featured in Clarin

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Dr. Javier Auyero's op-ed "La violencia, instalada en la vida cotidiana [Violence in daily life]" is featured in Argentine newspaper Clarin online.

Graduate Students Receive Doctoral Fellowships

Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Jessica Dunning-Lozano and Esther Sullivan are offered prestigious doctoral fellowships.

Graduate Student Receives Fellowship from Oxford University

Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Sociology graduate student Jorge Derpic has recently been chosen to receive the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS) Fellowship, awarded annually by Oxford University.

Graduate Student Receives PEO Scholars Award

Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Evangeleen Pattison is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Dr. David Kirk Featured in Austin American-Statesman

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Dr. David Kirk speaks to the Austin American-Statesman about ex-prisoners, employment decisions, and civil rights.

Dr. Keith Robinson Investigates Parental Involvement Effects on Schooling

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Dr. Keith Robinson sits down with The Atlantic, Maclean's, and The New York Times to talk about the effects of parental involvement on schooling.

Sociology Graduate Student Receives Japanese Language Program Award

Fri, Apr 4, 2014

Sociology graduate student Vivian Shaw was selected for the Japan Foundation's 2014 Japanese-Language Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields award.

Sociology Graduate Student Awarded for Publication

Wed, Apr 2, 2014

Mieke Thomeer, a Sociology graduate student, has been awarded the Best Mental Health Publication Award for 2014 by the Mental Health Section Awards Committee for a research paper she developed last year.

Sociology Undergraduate to Participate in ASA Honors Program

Tue, Apr 1, 2014

Sociology senior Jonathan Cortez has been selected to participate in the American Sociological Association Honors Program.

Dr. Chandra Muller Named 2014 American Educational Research Association Fellow

Fri, Mar 28, 2014

Dr. Chandra Muller has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

Childhood Adversity Launches Lifelong Relationship and Health Disadvantages for Black Men

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

African American men who endured greater childhood adversity are likely to experience disadvantages in health and relationships over time, according to new sociology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Mounira Maya Charrad Invited to Join Baker Institute, Rice University, as Fellow

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Dr. Mounira Maya Charrad has been invited to join the Baker Institute, Rice University, as a non-resident fellow with the Women and Human Rights in the Middle East Program.

Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Sun, Mar 2, 2014

Graduate student Chelsea Smith has been selected to receive a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being.

Graduate Student Marcos Perez Awarded NSF Dissertation Grant

Mon, Feb 3, 2014

Congratulations to our graduate student, Marcos Perez, for being awarded a full year of NSF Dissertation grant for his research in Buenos Aires!

Cities From Scratch: Poverty and Informality in Urban Latin America (Durham, NC: Duke, 2014)

Cities From Scratch: Poverty and Informality in Urban Latin America

Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Book co-edited by Dr. Javier Auyero to be released by Duke University Press in February 2014.

Professor Shapira Receives Southwest Book Award

Wed, Jan 22, 2014

Professor Harel Shapira has recently won the Southwest Book Award for his book Waiting for José: The Minutemen’s Pursuit of America.

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