Month: October 2022

Congratulations: Sociology Undergraduate Research Grant Winners

Congratulations to Yoanetsi Torres and Dina Alnabulsi, winners of the Sociology Undergraduate Research Grant! They will receive funding to support their research in conjunction with their faculty mentors (Ryan Talbert and Bhoomi Thakore) in the Spring 2023 semester.

Ruth Braunstein: Religion News Service

Please check out this article from Religion News Service titled “In Branson, God and country serve as red, white, and blue comfort food,” featuring Associate Professor of Sociology Ruth Braunstein. In this article, Braunstein addresses the pushback on criticism of Christian nationalism from conservative Christians.

*Excerpt from article*

“There really is a much more sort of common and almost moderate seeming way of thinking about the United States that talks more broadly about something like Judeo-Christian values or the idea that, you know, why can’t we all just be, you know, good Americans and proud of the country and the flag,” Braunstein said.

Sociology Major Featured in UConn Today

In their September 29, 2022 article, “Native American and Indigenous Community Takes Shape At UConn,” UConn Today features the work of Sociology major Samantha Gove. As the president of the Native American and Indigenous Students Association (NAISA), Gove is quoted as saying:

“As a Mashantucket Pequot high school student, I never saw myself going to UConn,” she admits. “Ten years from now, I hope to see UConn become a university that our local Indigenous youth would be excited to attend because of their Native and Indigenous institutional support and programming, not in spite of their lack of it.”

Read the full article to see how UConn faculty and students are working to build a UConn Native American Community.

Information Sessions for Sociology 4+1 MA Program

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Get a Master's Degree in Sociology Focused on Social Justice

Attention Sophomores and Juniors! Look at occupations that will be open to you after completing an MA in Sociology. The 4+1 program in Sociology is open to all UConn undergraduate majors and will enable you to complete both your BA and a Masters in Sociology in 5 years.

Job Opportunities

  • Non-profit organizations
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  • Government (local, state, federal and government agencies)
  • Public school district research departments
  • Consulting (e.g., professional firms, consulting collaboratives, independent consulting)
  • Market research
  • Human Resources
  • Media Planner
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Analyst/Marketing
  • Social Justice organizations (Advocates; Coordinators; Advocacy Groups)
  • Criminal Justice agencies

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Alumna Mangala Subramaniam Publishes Co-Edited Collection

Check out alumna Mangala Subramaniam's (2001) forthcoming book, Dismantling Institutional Whiteness, co-edited with M. Cristina Alcalde. It will publish on October 15, 2022 with Purdue University Press.

Dismantling Institutional Whiteness gathers a range of first-person narratives from women of color and examines the challenges they face not only at a systemic level, but also at a deeply personal level. Their experiences combined with research and statistics paint a sobering portrait of higher education’s problems when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Interspersed throughout their stories are practical suggestions for how to address inequity in higher education, and to give a voice to people who have been silenced and excluded. Whether a trustee, university executive, or faculty member at any level, this is essential reading for those interested in diversifying higher education leadership to ensure decisions reflect the priorities of all.

Book cover for "Dismantling Institutional Whiteness" co-edited by alumna Mangala Subramaniam.