Department of Sociology
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.


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.


Christine Williams

Christine Williams Elected ASA President

Tue, Jun 19, 2018

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


The University of Texas at Austin

2017-18 Graduate Student Placements

Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Congratulations to 2017-18 Sociology Department job candidates.


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