Month: March 2022

Darrell Irwin: Russian Disinformation Campaign Targeted Ukraine

UConn Today featured Assistant Professor of Sociology, Darrell Irwin, in “Report: Russian Disinformation Campaign Targeted Ukraine, Other Countries During Pandemic.” The article discusses Professor Irwin’s involvement with research to counter Russian sourced disinformation efforts directed at the state health sector and its COVID-19 response and vaccine hesitation in Kazakhstan, Georgia and the Ukraine.   *Excerpt from […]

Noel Cazenave: “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize”

Check out Professor of Sociology, Noel Cazenave’s, recent talk with the Matrix Center “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Why Racial Justice Activists Must Chart Our Own Course and Not Get Sidetracked into Reacting to the Backlashes of Frightened Democrats and Angry Republicans Like Those Against ‘Defund the Police’ and ‘Critical Race Theory.“

Mary Bernstein: President-Elect of SSSP

Please join us in congratulating Professor Mary Bernstein, who has been named the President-Elect of the Society for the Study of Social Problems for the 2022-2023 term and President for the 2023-2024 term! The SSSP’s stated purpose is to promote and protect sociological research and teaching on significant problems of social life and, particularly, to […]

April 5, 2022 | Misinformation: Creating a Misfire for American Gun Policy

Join us as we explore how gun misinformation impacts public discourse around gun policy. Panelists will also offer potential solutions to combat misinformation in gun policy conversations. Tuesday April 5, 5:00 – 6:15 PM UConn Hartford, Hartford Times Building 145 Panelists: Attorney General William Tong (CT) Prof. Lisa Singh, Georgetown University Prof. Amanda J. Crawford, […]

David Embrick: What is Critical Race Theory–And Why is it Important to Understand?

Lorna Grisby’s article in Reader’s Digest, “What is Critical Race Theory–and Why is it Important to Understand?,” asks experts to define the concept of Critical Race Theory and explain its real-world implications. Among those experts is David Embrick, Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies. Check out an excerpt from the article below. ***Excerpt*** Racism is built […]

Kim Price-Glynn: An Ideology of Collective-Intensive Mothering

Check out Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban and Community Studies Kim Price-Glynn’s recent article in Gender, Work & Organization titled “An Ideology of Collective-Intensive Mothering: The Gendered Organization of Care in a Babysitting Cooperative.” ***Abstract*** Babysitting cooperatives offer reciprocity-based short-term childcare for members. In practice, the babysitting cooperative (co-op) under study has contradictory outcomes that both relieve and […]