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

The Youth Activism Project, housed in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona, invites applications for a one-year, renewable postdoctoral fellowship on youth and participatory politics to begin in Fall 2013. The Youth Activism Project, directed by Dr. Jennifer Earl, is part of the MacArthur Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. It is focused on youth... Read more

Post date: Fri, 05/10/2013 - 06:01

Congratulations to Kathleen Schwartzman, who has received the Honors College 2013 Award for Excellence in Thesis Advising

Post date: Tue, 05/07/2013 - 06:03

Congratulations to Zachary Schrank, UA Sociology Ph.D. candidate, who has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor at Indiana University South Bend in the department of Sociology & Anthropology.

Post date: Fri, 05/03/2013 - 19:53