Coronavirus Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our office is closed to the public, but you can reach the School of Sociology, Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:

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School of Sociology Ph.D. Candidate Alex Kinney was awarded an SBS summer dissertation fellowship

This project explores the dynamics of commercial cannabis as it moves towards a fully legal market. Specifically, I focus on how cannabis professionals manage the unclear and contradictory laws structuring the cannabis industry. Analyses of both interview and survey data reveals that cannabis professionals are relying on temporary business routines, methods of organizing the labor process... Read more

Post date: Fri, 03/20/2020 - 11:08

In June of 2019, Daniel E. Martínez participated in the fourth annual “Congressional ‘Ask a Criminologist’ Series: What is the Connection between Immigration & Crime?” Martínez discussed the research he has conducted with his collaborator, Ricardo D. Martínez-Schuldt, which examines the relationships between so-called “sanctuary” policies and public... Read more

Post date: Thu, 02/27/2020 - 10:03

We are excited to announce that the School of Sociology has published it's first newsletter. Please find the PDF attached.

Post date: Tue, 02/11/2020 - 13:31

The School of Sociology, in addition to offering a BA in Sociology and a BS in CHS (main campus + online), now also offers a minor in Criminology as part of its undergraduate offerings. The minor is effective... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/05/2020 - 10:00



"Beyond the Case: The Logics and Practices of Comparative Ethnography"  Edited by Corey M. Abramson and Neil Gong will be relased in the USA January 2020. You can order a copy of this publication online at Please find an abstract below:

The social sciences have seen a... Read more

Post date: Tue, 01/28/2020 - 08:37

After examining the sciences of suffering and caring, students in Dr. Lorre Laws’ Suffering, Care, and Society course engaged with Tucson community organizations to support persons experiencing suffering. This pre-internship project includes a course synthesis integrating the science and practice of professional caring, preparing students for internships, graduate studies, and employment opportunities. Among Tucson, Arizona organizations supported were Casa De Los Ninos, Z Mansion Workshop,... Read more

Post date: Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:50


Doctorial candidate Jacqueline Joslyn has been announced as a University of Arizona 2019 Centinnial Achievement Award. The Centennial Achievement Awards, created in 1984, annually are presented to six University of Arizona students who have demonstrated integrity, determination and commitment in improving themselves, their families and their communities. The... Read more

Post date: Wed, 10/23/2019 - 10:25


The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports 30 early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. These fellowships support non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/26/2019 - 11:59

The James S. Coleman Distinguished Career Achievement Award recognizes a career of outstanding contributions to the field of Mathematical Sociology. The recipient is further invited to give an honorary lecture at the subsequent meeting of the American Sociological Association. The 2019 lecture was given on August 10 by Ronald Breiger, recipient of the 2018 James S. Coleman Award.The purpose of the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) is to encourage,... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 08:31

UA doctoral candidate Morgan Johnstonbough's research on sexting practices which was recently presented at the American Sociological Association's 2019 annual meeting received coverage in the UA news. Click here to read the story and more about Morgan's work.

Post date: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:59