Department of Sociology
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.


Image By Eric Moe

Health and Society Majors Attack World’s Most Pressing Problems From All Sides

Mon, Apr 2, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin’s health and society major began as a tiny program asking big questions about healthcare, which the World Economic Forum calls one of the most pressing problems facing the globe. But what started with only fourteen students in 2014, has skyrocketed to more than 500 students rising to the challenge of solving some of the world’s toughest and most urgent problems.


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.



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.


Science and Sociology: Predictive Power is the Name of the Game (Routledge, 2018)

Science and Sociology: Predictive Power is the Name of the Game by Sheldon Ekland-Olson and Jack P. Gibbs

Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Science and Sociology: Predictive Power is the Name of the Game by Sheldon Ekland-Olson and Jack P. Gibbs


The University of Texas at Austin

Robert Crosnoe Elected to Sociological Research Association

Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Please join us in congratulating Sociology Department chair Robert Crosnoe, who was elected to the Sociological Research Association.


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