Month: January 2021

Chriss Sneed: Managing Director at CURE

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Congratulations to Chriss Sneed, who will be joining CURE, Center for Urban and Racial Equity, as its Managing Director. CURE is focused on supporting social change through research-based policy initiatives, training, facilitation, and community engagement. In the past, CURE has worked with organizations and institutions in several U.S. cities; for instance, findings from a recent report on racism within the Philadelphia Court system has been cited by Philadelphia's Committee on Legislative Oversight. As Managing Director,  they will be directly collaborating with senior leadership on all aspects of organizational strategy and management, in addition to leading planning and implementation of research, project management, curriculum, development and knowledge-sharing activities.

Rianka Roy: Intersectional Feminism–Desi Style!

Read Sociology graduate student Rianka Roy’s recent article in Feminism In India, “When Work Comes Home: Pandemic Realities For Indian Women In Tech.” The article discusses how the recent pandemic COVID-19 has impacted women in the Indian tech industry who must also perform domestic labor.


***Excerpt from Article***

“For women, however, WFH has erased the liminal opportunities of autonomy—between domestic unwaged labor and waged labor at the workplace. Under ordinary circumstances they would extract a few hours or moments of leisure between work and home, but that possibility has diminished in the new arrangements.”


Matthew Hughey: Panelist on “Capitol Under Siege” 1/14/2021

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Professor of Sociology Matthew Hughey will be serving as a panelist on "Capitol Under Siege: Community Reflections on the Lawless and Violent Attack on Democracy" hosted by The Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources and The Office of the Provost on January 14, 2021, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.


Date: January 14th, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm

Moderator: Dr. Brendan Kane


  • Dr. Matthew Hughey
  • Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar
  • Dr. Margaret Lloyd Seiger
  • Dr. Ngozi Taffe
  • Dr. Jason Oliver Chang

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SWS Condemns Atrocities at United States Capitol on January 6, 2021

Sociologists for Women in Society has issued a statement condemning the events at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. Read the full article here.




As an intersectional, anti-racist, feminist professional organization dedicated to promoting social justice and dismantling intersecting systems of oppression, Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) adds its voice to the growing number of organizations that strongly condemn the insurrection by white supremacist domestic terrorists last week. We hold the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, responsible for inciting this atrocity. We call upon our elected officials to hold him accountable for his actions. We support that the 25th Amendment be invoked, or the immediacy of impeachment proceedings. Additionally, we join other organizations in demanding a full investigation and the termination of any Capitol Police involved in aiding the domestic terrorists and the expulsion of any lawmakers who incited this violence through spreading lies/conspiracy theories about the 2020 Election.

Bandana Purkayastha: “These Were Haunting Events”

Bandana Purkayastha

An interdisciplinary team of researchers, including UConn Professor of Sociology and Asian and Asian American studies Bandana Purkayastha, is developing a set of research tools that will help understand the multiple dimensions of precarity faced by migrant workers, and to recommend ways that policymakers can ease those burdens. The two-year project is funded by the Social Science Research Council. Read the full article in UConn Today.