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Dr. Tracy Brower’s book to be published in September 2014

June 16, 2014

Dr. Tracy Brower, MSU sociology alumnus, has written a book entitled Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work: a Guide for Leaders and Organizations. It will be published in September by Bibliomotion Publishers.

ESPP Faculty Awarded $1 Million Grant

June 3, 2014

A team of MSU Environmental Scienceand Policy Program researchers, which includes Sociology's Dr. Sandra Marquart-Pyatt, have been awarded an esteemed grant from the National Science Foundation to aid research in food security in West Africa.

From the Chair

June 3, 2014

Promotions and Reappointments

Migrant space and claiming rights in Istanbul

Migrant space and claiming rights in Istanbul

April 14, 2014

Professor Nawyn was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Istanbul University for the 2013-14 academic year, where she is beginning research on a study of human trafficking and migrant labor exploitation in Turkey. She wrote about her preliminary findings from that research in an essay published by The Trafficking Research Report. Read about Dr. Nawyn's research here.


Brendan Mullan elected President of the North Central Sociological Association

Brendan Mullan elected President of the North Central Sociological Association

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)

Dr. Harry Perlstadt will receive the ASA Distinguished Career Award

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.

Sociology of Development

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.


Spartans for Dogs

Spartans for Dogs

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).

Diana Stuart leads project on reducing nitrogen pollution

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.

Dietz, McCright, Leshko receive press from MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

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.

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