Jennifer Earl, Professor of Sociology, has been awarded a sub-contract on a MacArthur Foundation grant, for the "Youth Activism Project." This project is part of the MacArthur Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. The sub-contract runs from 2013 to 2016 and is for $379,500.

Post date: Fri, 07/26/2013 - 10:58

Brian Mayer, associate professor of sociology, discusses impact of Gulf Oil Spill on tourism and seafood with Arizona Public Media. Read more and listen to interview here.

Post date: Thu, 07/18/2013 - 10:59

Nadina L. Anderson, third year doctoral candidate, recently received the Social Science Research Council's Eurasia Program Pre-Dissertation Fellowship for her work, "Trust and Civil Society in Ukraine: Discovering Migration Mechanisms." The fellowship provides a $3,000 monetary award.

Post date: Fri, 06/21/2013 - 14:02

Jane Zavisca, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been awarded a grant from the Minerva Research Initiative for a study entitled, "Homeownership and Societal Stability: Testing Causal Effects in Central Eurasia." The study, based on longitudinal focus groups and surveys in four countries, will investigate the causal effects of homeownership and other aspects of housing status on political grievances, social grievances, civic norms,... Read more

Post date: Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:10

Brian Mayer, associate professor of sociology, is conducting a long-term study to examine and mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast region. Read more:

Post date: Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:18

Congratulations to UA School of Sociology doctoral student Jessie K. Finch who received the Graduate and Professional Student Council's Graduate Student Leadership Award in Spring 2013. Nominated by College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean JP Jones, School of Sociology Director Al Bergesen and Professor Celestino Fernandez, Jessie was honored, along with five other GPSC awardees, at the UA's annual Achievement Awards ceremony. Read more about it here: ... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/14/2013 - 07:42

Second-year doctoral student, René Heavlow, has been awarded the UA's Peter W. Likins Graduate Fellowship for 2013-2014.

Post date: Fri, 06/07/2013 - 05:00

UA Sociology Professor Jennifer Earl's book with Katrina Kimport, "Digitally Enabled Social Change," received an honorable mention for the CITASA section book award.

Post date: Tue, 06/04/2013 - 09:43

The School of Sociology - in partnership with the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and the Drachman Institute - presented  "Rethinking Mortgage-Based Homeownership" on May 16th and 17th. Read a recent blog post by symposium organizer Jane Zavisca, associate professor of Sociology: Read more

Post date: Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:33

Congratulations to Professor Robin Stryker and Associate Professor Erin Leahey! They are among five faculty who have been awarded 2013 UA's Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry research grants. Read more about the awards... Read more

Post date: Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:27