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Faculty Conversations: Dr. Steve Gold

May 6, 2013

During his 19 years at MSU, Steven Gold never lost interest in his research focus: "small, ethnic businesses" as a means for immigrants to support their families and to “make their communities interesting.”

McCright and the politics of climate change

McCright and the politics of climate change

May 2, 2013

Aaron McCright, along with co-authors Riley Dunlap of Oklahoma State University and Chenyang Xiao of American University, completed a study in the journal of Climate Change examining the influence of political orientation on perceived scientific agreement on climate change.

Interview with MSU Sociology Alumni Michael Mascaranas

April 30, 2013

Dr. Michael Mascaranas gives a live interview on his book, "Where the Waters Divide", and global social movements on Latin Waves Grass Roots Media, an internationally syndicated radio program, which features the voices of Noam Chomsky, Derrick Jensen, Vandana Shiva, Silvia Federici and others who are working to create a society based on justice (racial, gender, ecological and cultural) and principles of fairness and equality.

Listen to the interview.

Chaudhuri and Dimitrova - Outstanding ISS Instructors for 2011-2012

April 30, 2013

Dr. Soma Chaudhuri and Svetla Dimitrova were named Outstanding ISS Instructors for 2011-12. They are featured on the ISS webpage.

Undergraduate Sociology Association (USA) attended Michigan Sociological Association (MSA) Conf.

March 29, 2013

This past October, the USA traveled to Calvin College for a conference of the Michigan Sociological Association (MSA). One member, Amy Nezamzadeh, presented a paper she wrote entitled Food Insecurity Among Refugees in America.

 

Undergraduate Professional Development Endowed Fund

March 29, 2013

The Department of Sociology is committed to creating an endowed Undergraduate Professional Development Fund which will enable the department to provide support to our undergraduate students in the form of scholarships, conferences, study abroad, and research opportunities. As of this writing, just over $5,000 has been raised toward a goal of $30,000.

Promotions

March 29, 2013

In 2012 the department celebrated the promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Drs. Zhenmei Zhang and Sandra Marquart-Pyatt.  Drs. Zhang and Marquart-Pyatt are part of an impressive cohort of young scholars who will be the foundation of the department’s academic excellence for years to come.

Undergraduate Student Spotlight

Undergraduate Student Spotlight

March 29, 2013

Undergraduate Sociology Major Brette Fischer recently had the opportunity to interview city officials and others making decisions about public art in New Orleans and Montreal.

Graduate Student Spotlight

Graduate Student Spotlight

March 29, 2013

Dilshani Sarathchandra is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on Science and Technology Studies and Risk Communication. Currently Dilshani is working on her dissertation titled "University Bio-Scientists Risk Epistemologies and Research Choices."

The Graduate Collective

March 29, 2013

The Sociology Collective’s main focus this year is to engage with the Department as it prepares for it’s upcoming External Review. This includes integrating graduate student perspectives into the department self-study and conducting the second annual sociology graduate student survey.

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