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Ten Eyck investigates how graffiti is being framed in a public arena

Ten Eyck investigates how graffiti is being framed in a public arena

December 17, 2014

The typical framing is that graffiti is a crime and this is justified through a civic order of worth that fits with the broken window theory. There are, however, instances of graffiti being framed as something else.

Marquart-Pyatt studies politics and climate change

Marquart-Pyatt studies politics and climate change

December 2, 2014

Scientists have presented the most comprehensive evidence to date that climate extremes such as droughts and record temperatures are failing to change people’s minds about global warming.

“The idea that shifting climate patterns are influencing perceptions in the United States – we didn’t find that,” said Marquart-Pyatt, associate professor of sociology. “Our results show that politics has the most important effect on perceptions of climate change.”

 

Dr. Hui Liu awarded NIH grant On Child Health in Same-sex Families

Dr. Hui Liu awarded NIH grant On Child Health in Same-sex Families

September 24, 2014

Dr. Hui Liu has been awarded a NIH R03 grant,  “Same-sex Family Structures and Child Health: The Role of Family Resources."

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.
 

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