Month: July 2021

Ruth Braunstein: Meanings of Democracy Lab Launched

We are excited to announce the launch of the Meanings of Democracy Lab, founded and directed by UConn sociologist Dr. Ruth Braunstein. Several big questions animate how Americans engage in civic and political life: Who counts as a “real” American? What is required of a “good” citizen? Is American democracy flourishing or floundering? In today’s deeply […]

UConn Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

The University of Connecticut is among the top 10 producers of Fulbright Scholars from research institutions this year. The University has seven Fulbright Scholars on its faculty who will be teaching and performing research around the world in the 2016-17 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The […]

Bench Project

  Our class, Society and Climate Change is a course designed to shift our thinking from the scientific way that the climate is discussed in our society to a much more emotional context that will truly energize is to make change. This bench project came as a result of our understanding that there is a […]

In Solidarity and Struggle for Social Justice

Even as we were grappling with the systemic racism laid bare by the COVID pandemic in the disproportionate loss of life in African America, Latinx, and Native communities and the targeting of Asian American communities, we are confronted by the more brutal expression of this enduring racism in the recent murder of George Floyd by […]

Awards and Recognitions

Ruth Braunstein: Named Associate Editor, Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review (2020) Mary Fischer: Chair elect of the Community and Urban Section at ASA (2021) Phoebe Godfrey: Associate Alumnae of Douglas College, Society of Excellence Inductee, for commitment to “social justice on a global scale” (2020)  Brad Wright: OUR Mentorship Excellence Award (2020) Congratulations to Nabil Tueme for receiving the […]

Bidding Farewell to Retiring Faculty

Marysol Asencio has been woven into sociological networks long before she joined our department in 2016. A D.PH in Public Health from Columbia University, Marysol joined UCONN’s School of Family Studies (as it was known then) in 1998. During her time at UCONN, she has held a joint appointment with El Instituto, (formerly known as Puerto Rican and Latino Studies). She served […]

Research and Documentation on COVID-19

Bandana Purkayastha is part of an international team of researchers funded by Social Science Research Council to develop “interdisciplinary working groups that would ask novel questions, develop new frameworks, rethink methodological approaches, and find innovative answers” to the current pandemic. Purkayastha also worked with an international editorial team—Melanie Heath (McMaster University, Canada), Akosua Darkwah (University […]