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The University of Texas at Austin

Winter break: 12/22/18 - 1/1/19

Fri, Dec 14, 2018

University closed 12/22/18 - 1/1/19


The University of Texas at Austin

Honors for Harel Shapira and Ken-Hou Lin

Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Harel Shapira and Ken-Hou Lin launch research projects.


Confronting Underground Justice: Reinventing Plea Bargaining for Effective Criminal Justice Reform

Confronting Underground Justice: Reinventing Plea Bargaining for Effective Criminal Justice Reform by William R. Kelly with Robert Pitman

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

Confronting Underground Justice: Reinventing Plea Bargaining for Effective Criminal Justice Reform by William R. Kelly with Robert Pitman


Samantha Simon

Samantha Simon awarded UT NOVA Award for Research in Diversity

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

Samantha Simon is awarded the UT NOVA Award for Research in Diversity.


Harel Shapira

Harel Shapira cited by news outlets: Militia offers to help stop caravan raise concern at border

Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Harel Shapira, a sociologist who conducted research embedded with a militia community, was widely quoted in articles on vigilante groups offering to police the U.S.-Mexico border.


The University of Texas at Austin

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development awarded $3.5 million to Principal Investigator Letícia Marteleto

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development awarded $3.5 million to Principal Investigator Letícia Marteleto


Mark Hayward (Photo credit: Christina S. Murrey)

Mark Hayward to be editor of Demography

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Mark Hayward was recently approved as the editor of the journal Demography by the Population Association of America’s (PAA) Board of Directors.


Patton Hall

Letícia Marteleto and Aída Villanueva published in Studies in Family Planning

Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Letícia Marteleto and Aída Villanueva have co-authored an article on adolescent childbearing and women's educational outcomes in Brazil.


Maro Youssef

Maro Youssef wins dissertation research fellowship

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Urban Ethnography Lab Graduate Fellow Maro Youssef has received the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship.


Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez (right)

Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez gave keynote speech at Fundacion Pas conference in Guadalajara

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez gave the keynote speech and held a number of workshops at the Fundacion Pas conference to prevent and eliminate child sexual abuse.


The Houston Chronicle

Mounira M. Charrad and Maro Youssef's Articles Featured in Houston Chronicle

Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Mounira M. Charrad and Maro Youssef have co-authored two articles on feminism and political systems that appear in The Houston Chronicle.


The University of Texas at Austin

Mounira M. Charrad and Hyun Jeong Ha's Article Featured on Baker Institute Blog and Houston Chronicle

Thu, Sep 6, 2018

Mounira M. Charrad and Hyun Jeong Ha's article is featured on the Rice University Baker Institute blog and in The Houston Chronicle.


Shannon Malone Gonzalez

Shannon Malone Gonzalez Wins Graduate Student Paper Award

Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Shannon Malone Gonzalez has received the Graduate Student Paper Award for the American Sociological Association's section on Race, Class, and Gender.


Daniel Fridman

Daniel Fridman Wins Honorable Mention for Book Award

Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Daniel Fridman has received an Honorable Mention for the Book Award from the American Sociological Association's Consumer section.


Katie Rogers

Katie Rogers Wins 2018 Bruce D. Johnson Graduate Student Paper Award

Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Katie Rogers has received the 2018 Bruce D. Johnson Graduate Student Paper Award for the American Sociological Association's section on Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco.


Christine Williams

Christine Williams Elected ASA President

Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Christine Williams has been elected President of the American Sociological Association.


Gloria González-López

Gloria González-López published in Ms. Magazine

Wed, Jun 6, 2018

Gloria González-López's article Men Will Be Men in Russia: The Misogyny of the 2018 World Cup


Sarah Brayne

Sarah Brayne Wins Law and Society Association Article Prize

Fri, May 11, 2018

Sarah Brayne is the recipient of the 2018 Law and Society Association Article Prize.


Mehdi Haghshenas

Holleran Steiker Award Winner

Tue, May 8, 2018

Medhi Haghshenas received the 2017 Holleran Steiker Award for Creative Student Engagement because of his dedication to learning and innovation in teaching through the Signature Course Program.


Emily Paine

2018 Student Paper Award in Health Winner

Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Emily Paine for winning the 2018 Student Paper Award in Health, Health Policy, and Health Services from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.


Shannon Malone

Norval Glenn Prize Winner Announced

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Congratulations to the recipient and honorable mention of the 2018 Norval Glenn Prize.


Patton Hall (RLP)

Liberal Arts Building (CLA) to be Renamed Patton Hall (RLP) Beginning August 21, 2018

Mon, Apr 9, 2018

The Liberal Arts Building (CLA) will be renamed Patton Hall (RLP) beginning August 21, 2018.


The University of Texas at Austin

Faculty and Graduate Students Receive Social Science Article Award

Wed, Mar 28, 2018

"The Weight of Inequality: Socio-Economic Status and the Intergenerational Transmission of Child Nutrition in Brazil” published in Social Forces last June is the winner of the best paper award in Social Sciences by the Brazil Section of the Latin American Studies Association.


The University of Texas at Austin

2017-18 Graduate Student Placements

Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Congratulations to 2017-18 Sociology Department job candidates.


The University of Texas at Austin

ASA Culture Program Profile: UT Austin's Urban Ethnography Lab

Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Originally published in Section Culture: Newsletter of the ASA Culture Section. Winter 2018. Vol 30 Issue 1.



Life & Letters

Professors Discuss Surveillance with Life & Letters

Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Professors from Sociology, African and African Diaspora Studies, and American Studies talk to Liberal Arts Life & Letters Magazine about the history, culture, techniques, and implications of surveillance.


Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez

Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez on Ms. Magazine

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez's essay "What the #MeToo Movement Could Do for Victims of Incest" is featured on Ms. Magazine.


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