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.
December 12, 2014
In light of George Will's engagement to speak at the MSU Undergraduate Ceremonies on December 13th, Professor Stephanie Nawyn secures new site for student protestors and their families to celebrate graduation.
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.”
November 11, 2014
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."
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.
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.
June 3, 2014
Promotions and Reappointments
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.
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)