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

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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

Beksahn Jang has received an NSF Dissertation Research Improvement Award (DDRI) for the 2019 round for his project exploring civic participation among Asian-American citizens. The School of Sociology congratulates Beksahn for this amazing achievement.

Post date: Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:07

Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear has been awarded the 2019 ASA Minority Fellowship Award. The School of Sociology would like to extend a warm congratulations to Desi for this remarkable achievement!

Post date: Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:05

Associate Professor of Sociology Louise Roth penned a new op-ed piece about the benefits of single-payer health care. You can read the full piece by following the link here.

Post date: Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:13

PhD candidates Andrew Davis and Michael Gibson-Light were recognized for their paper entitled "Incarceration as Ethno-Political Resource: The Role of Colonial Legacy and Ethnic Political Exclusion in Cross-National Incarceration Rates" with the first place graduate student paper award from the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology (ASC). The award will be presented at the annual ASC meeting... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:10

The School of Sociology would like to extend a warm congratulations to PhD Candidate Jessica Pfaffendorf who has won an Honorable Mention from the ASA Sex and Gender Section’s Sally Hacker Award for her article: 

Pfaffendorf, J. (2017). Sensitive cowboys: Privileged young men and the mobilization of hybrid masculinities in a therapeutic boarding school. Gender & Society, 31(2), 197-222.

The American Sociological Association awards a... Read more

Post date: Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:18