September 4, 2012
Dr. Soma Chaudhuri, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, spent seven months studying witch hunts in her native India and discovered that the economic self-help groups have made it part of their agenda to defend their fellow plantation workers against the hunts. (read full news article)
July 18, 2012
Sociology graduate student, Jennifer Wray, along with Siddharth Chandra, and Goran Kuljanin, published an abstract on the estimates of worldwide mortality from the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, which vary widely, from 15 million to 100 million.
July 17, 2012
Hiu Liu, along with Corinne Reczek of the University of Cincinnati, conducted a large national study finding that black people who are married don't appear to live any longer than black couples who simply live together, suggesting marriage doesn't boost longevity for blacks the way it does for whites.
July 13, 2012
Congratulations to two of our graduate students Leigh-Anne Goines and Angela Nurse who are recipients of the 2012 ASA/SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award!
June 7, 2012
Alumni Derek John Roberts has published an article in the Journal of American Culture, 35:153-165. 2012.
Long considered a hallmark of American deviance, the tattoo has undergone drastic redefinition in recent decades. No longer the preview of bikers, punks and thugs, tattooing is increasingly practiced and appropriated by mainstream, middle class individuals.
May 23, 2012
The challenge of addressing Birmingham's safety concerns is great, to say the least. The city's demographics tip the racial discussion up front. The situation is layered with teachable moments. First, this is a complex situation that includes drugs, cultural diversity, potential violence and challenges to authority by youth culture, says Dr. Carl Taylor, sociology professor at Michigan State University.
May 22, 2012
Surges of serious crime terrorizing Detroit's middle class communities threaten a balance of power leaving a discomfort that disconnects many from a once stable and safe city, according to Carl S. Taylor, a professor of sociology and African American Studies at Michigan State University.
May 15, 2012
Guest commentators, including MSU Sociology Professor Stephanie Nawyn, say that the Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA) has been effective at protecting victims of domestic and sexual violence and holding perpetrators accountable. Yet the House of Representatives is set to consider a bill this this week that would repeal and weaken some of VAWA's most critical protection.
May 3, 2012
Before John began working in Sociology, he ventured into the world of Dance. Getting a late start at 26 he began classical dance training in Lansing.
April 23, 2012
Liu's study which was featured in the U .S. News and World Report, Fox News, HuffPost, Daily Mail, Yahoo News, Science Daily, and etc.