Department of Sociology
CBS Austin

Harel Shapira Talks to CBS Austin about Gun Laws and Sales

Wed, Oct 4, 2017

Harel Shapira talks to CBS Austin about gun laws and sales.


States and Women’s Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco (New Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China: National Academy of Educational Research, 2017).

Mounira Maya Charrad's Book, States and Women’s Rights, Translated into Chinese

Tue, Oct 3, 2017

Mounira Maya Charrad's book, States and Women’s Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, has been translated into Chinese.


Dr Shannon Cavanagh

Shannon Cavanagh Receives Inaugural BDP Faculty Mentor Award

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Dr Shannon Cavanagh has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the annual Bridging Disciplines Programs Faculty Mentor Award.


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


CNN

Sarah Brayne's Research on Big Data and Police Work Featured on CNN

Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Sarah Brayne's research on the impact of big data on police work is featured on CNN.


From Retribution to Public Safety: Disruptive Innovation of American Criminal Justice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)

From Retribution to Public Safety: Disruptive Innovation of American Criminal Justice by William R. Kelly, with Robert Pitman and William Streusand

Sun, Sep 10, 2017

From Retribution to Public Safety: Disruptive Innovation of American Criminal Justice by William R. Kelly, with Robert Pitman and William Streusand


Perhaps the most transformative aspect of big data on policing is the amount of information police are able to access on individuals, both suspect and not.

Big Data May Amplify Existing Police Surveillance Practices, Study Shows

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

With access to more personal data than ever before, police have the power to solve crimes more quickly, but in practice, the influx of information tends to amplify existing practices, according to sociology research at The University of Texas at Austin.


Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste (HarperCollins Publishers, 2017)

Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste by Diane Coffey and Dean Spears

Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste by Diane Coffey and Dean Spears


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.


TED

Sociology PhD Graduate Gives TED Talk

Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Esther Sullivan (PhD, 2015; Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver) gives a TEDxMileHigh Talk on the impact of housing on health, income, education, and social stability.


National Geographic

National Geographic Profiles Research from Coffey and Spears

Tue, Aug 1, 2017

National Geographic profiles work from Diane Coffey and Dean Spears on helping improve public health in India.


Family, Intergenerational Solidarity, and Post-Traditional Society (Routledge, 2018)

Family, Intergenerational Solidarity, and Post-Traditional Society by Ronald J. Angel and Jacqueline L. Angel

Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Family, Intergenerational Solidarity, and Post-Traditional Society by Ronald J. Angel and Jacqueline L. Angel


The University of Texas at Austin

Sociology Graduate Students Win Grants, Fellowships, Awards, and Distinctions

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Congratulations to Sociology graduate students for their recent awards and honors.


American Institute of Indian Studies

Diane Coffey and Dean Spears' Book Wins Joseph W Elder Prize

Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Diane Coffey and Dean Spears' book Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development, and the Costs of Caste has received the 2017 Joseph W Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences.


The University of Texas at Austin

US News & World Report Names UT Austin #1 in Sociology of Population

Mon, Mar 20, 2017

The 2017 US News & World Report has ranked The University of Texas at Austin number one in the sociology of population.


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