April 14, 2014
Stepanie Nawyn came to Istanbul in September 2013 to learn more about human trafficking and the conditions of immigrants’ lives in the city. In conversations with immigrants and immigrant advocates in Istanbul, one thing has become undeniably apparent; Istanbul seriously lacks space for immigrants. I am not referring to a lack of physical space, although that is part of the problem. I am referring more generally to a space to BE, as in both a physical and socio-cultural space to exist and flourish and live dignified lives. (read about her research project here)
March 25, 2014
Congratuations to Dr. Brendan Mullan on his election as President of the North Central Sociological Association. The Presidential Office is a three year term with year one being to serve as President-elect, year two as President and year three as Past President.
His year as President will be highlighted by a joint meeting of the North Central Sociological Association and the Midwest Sociological Association in 2016. (brief MSU press release)
March 10, 2014
In August 2014, Dr. Harry Perlstadt will be awarded the ASA Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology. He joins a long list of esteemed sociologists in winning the award including, Eliot Liebow, Peter Rossi, and Bill Kornblum. Congratuations, Dr. Perlstadt!
You can read about the ASA Distinguished Career Award here.
December 18, 2013
A new sociology section newsletter is now connected with our Department (see here) (The website announces this and includes a linked posting of the premiere issue, which is 26 pages long.) Mike Sobocinski and Dr. Brendan Mullan are the editors of this new publication, which just started up this month.
December 16, 2013
Here are the Spartans for Dogs, working on an animal education and anti-violence project for athletes (pictured from left to right: Shilique Calhoun, Professor Carl Taylor, Seung-won Choi, Darqueze Dennard).
June 6, 2013
A team of MSU's professors and scientists will start working on a project to find ways that could help reduce farm pollution starting in July.
May 28, 2013
An article titled "The politics of saving energy vs. saving the planet" discusses a study by Drs. Tom Dietz and Aaron McCright and graduate student Christina Leshko that shows there’s a difference between supporting energy-efficient policy and energy-efficient products, saying that both are affected by politics.
May 28, 2013
McCright, along with Dr. Riley E. Dunlap, received this distinguised award that is presented every two years at the Midwest Sociological Society conference.
March 4, 2013
Same-sex cohabitors report poorer health than their different-sex married counterparts at the same levels of socioeconomic status—according to a new national study led by Dr. Hui Liu.
October 16, 2012
Dr. Hui (Cathy) Liu has been selected to receive the National Council on Family Relations Professional Paper Award for her paper entitled "Marital Dissolution and Self-Rated Health: Age Trajectories and Birth Cohort Variations" published in the the Family and Health Section journal of Social Science & Medicine in 2012.