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

Ted Gerber and Jane Zavisca take a look at this question new article released in The Washington Quarterly. Follow the link to find out!

Post date: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:57

Professor Jennifer Earl has been selected as Chair-Elect for the Collective Behavior and Social Movements (CBSM) section of the ASA. The School of Sociology at the University of Arizona would like to extend congratulations to her for this prestigious opportunity.

Post date: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 13:40

Assistant Professor Corey Abramson will receive the 2016 Outstanding Publication Award of the American Sociological Association's Aging and the Life Course (SALC) section. He is being honored for his book, The End Game: How Inequality Shapes our Final Years (Harvard University Press, 2015). The School of Sociology at the University of Arizona would like to extend congratulations to him for this achievement.

Post date: Fri, 06/03/2016 - 13:59

The Sociology Undergraduate Studies Committee is requesting nominations for the Spring 2016 William K. Bunis Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Award. This award was established to recognize sociology graduate student instructors for their teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Graduate students who are eligible to be nominated for the award must have taught at least two undergraduate Sociology or Care, Health and Society courses. If you have had an instructor who you... Read more

Post date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 15:24
Travis Hirschi, an emeritus Regents’ Professor in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona, has received the Stockholm Prize in Criminology for helping to answer the questionHow can parents prevent their children from committing... Read more
Post date: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 15:03

The School of Sociology at the University of Arizona honors the memory of Professor Scott Eliason (1959-2015) through this scholarship award. The award covers the workshop and registration fees for participation in an Arizona Methods Workshop of the student’s choosing. All graduate students, regardless of discipline or institution, are welcome to apply.

Scott R. Eliason was Associate Professor of sociology at the University of Arizona from 2008 until his passing in 2015. Professor... Read more

Post date: Thu, 09/10/2015 - 13:04

Corey Abramson (Assistant Professor, UA Sociology) and his collaborators at UC San Francisco and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation were awarded a ~1.3 million dollar contract by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to develop new methods of analyzing, presenting, and sharing qualitative data for patients, clinicians, and researchers.

Post date: Tue, 08/25/2015 - 14:29

Cindy Cain, UA Sociology PhD 2013, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health at UCLA.  Cindy’s research areas include caring work, medical sociology, health care organizations, organizational theory, identity, culture, and science. You can find out more about Cindy at her website:

Post date: Sun, 06/07/2015 - 12:55