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The School of Sociology requests applications from Sociology and Care, Health & Society majors in their Junior and Senior years to be part of the Student Governance Board. The Student Governance Board will represent student constituencies and offer recommendations concerning program fees.
All applicants should submit a resume and cover letter that describes their qualifications and interest in the Student... Read more
Post date: Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:06

PhD Candidates Justin Knoll and Morgan Johnstonbaugh were recently featured in the University of Arizona News for their research projects. Click here for the story on Knoll's clever analysis of political participation, and here for Johnstonbaugh's interesting take on politician tweeting... Read more

Post date: Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:59

Jennifer Earl is one of two recipients of the 2017 William F. Ogburn Career Achievement Award, given by the Communication, Information Technologies and Media Sociology Section of the ASA. The award recognizes a sustained body of research that has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the area of sociology of communication, media, and/or information technology. We at the School of Sociology wish to extend a congratulations to Jennifer for this outstanding... Read more

Post date: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:02

We would like to congratulate Andrew Davis for being the recipient of the 2017 Elise Boulding Student paper award from the Peace, War, and Social Conflict section of the ASA for his paper titled “Lonely at War: Social Isolation and Treachery in Civil Conflict.”  Here is a description of the award: Read more

Post date: Wed, 08/09/2017 - 07:18

Assistant Professor Jennifer Carlson is the 2017 recipient of the Social Problems Theory Division’s Outstanding Article Award for her article "Moral Panic, Moral Breach: Bernhard Goetz, George Zimmerman, and Racialized News Reporting in Contested Cases of Self-Defense" published in Social Problems. The School of Sociology congratulates Jennifer on this outstanding accomplishment.

Post date: Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:48

We would like to extend a warm congratulations to Sosuke Okada for winning the outstanding student paper award in the mathematical sociology section of ASA 2017 for his paper titled "Structure of Cultural Rejection." Click here to read this paper.

Post date: Wed, 04/05/2017 - 13:02

Please join us in revisiting Regents' Professor Ronald L. Breiger's induction to the distinguished list of faculty researchers. Click here to watch the video detailing Professor Breiger's work and journey through academia.

Post date: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:59

Professor Joe Galaskiewicz has won the university-wide Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award for his outstanding dedication to working with students both inside and outside of the classroom. The school of sociology would like to extend a warm congratulations to Joe for this achievement.

Post date: Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:09

Travis Hirschi an emeritus Regent’s Professor in the School of Sociology, at the University of Arizona, has passed away.  His family is respecting his wishes, viz., to not have a memorial.

Travis received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968. Before joining the University of Arizona in 1981, he held appointments at the University of Washington, the University of California at Davis, and the State University of New York at Albany School of Criminal Justice... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 15:52

Assistant Professor Jennifer Carlson's article Mourning Mayberry Guns, Masculinity, and Socioeconomic Decline published in Gender & Society recently won the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award from the American Sociological Association's section on Race, Gender & Class. We would like to extend a warm congratulations to Jennifer for this prestigious accomplishment!

Post date: Mon, 08/08/2016 - 10:11