Adane Zawdu received a Menachem Begin Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Israeli Ministry Of Science & Technology. He will be spending the year in the department of sociology and anthropology at Ben Gurion University.
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 […]
2020 SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award Winner!
Congratulations to Katie L. Acosta, the 2020 SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award Winner The 2020 SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award Winner is Katie L. Acosta. Thank you to the SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Subcommittee that was comprised of Marybeth C. Stalp (Chair), Kimberly Kelly, Angela Hattery, and Koyel Khan.
2019 Provost’s Award
Carol Ann Jackson 20′ Department of Sociology College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Carol Ann Jackson is currently a graduate student at the Department of Sociology. Her primary research interests are race, gender and urban education. More specifically, examining processes of racialization, gendering, and social mobility in relation to the social marginalization and criminalization of […]
2019 Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship
2019 Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship, formerly known as the Women of Color Dissertation Scholarship. The primary purposes of the scholarship are to offer support to women of color scholars who are from underrepresented groups and are studying concerns that women of color face domestically and/or internationally. Also to increase the network and participation of […]
Christine Zozula: Courting the Community
Christine Zozula, URI professor of sociology, has published her first book, Courting the Community: Legitimacy and Punishment in a Community Court. Explores quality-of-life crimes, specialized courts, and criminal justice reform efforts KINGSTON, R.I. – Aug. 20, 2019 – Community courts have been a popular form of criminal justice reform over the last 25 years. These […]
Andrea Voyer: Etiquette in Sociology
Andrea Voyer is a former sociology professor at University of Connecticut. She received BA of Russian Civilization and MA of Social Administration from University of Chicago, and PhD of Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time at UConn, Prof. Andrea Voyer taught courses in theory, culture, and qualitative methods. Her Publications include Strangers and […]
Congratulations and Welcome our new Graduate students!
The Sociology Department provides a challenging and engaging environment for students entering into our Graduate program. Entering cohorts typically range from 5-12 students per year. This year we welcome five new students to our program. Madison Danton Madison Danton has a B.A. in Psychology with a Sociology minor from the San Diego State University and […]
Bandana Purkayastha Awards and Honors
Bandana Purkayastha is Professor of Sociology and Asian & Asian American Studies. She served as Head, Sociology, at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) from 2011-2016 Leadership. Her current research interests focus on human rights/human security, migration and migrants, intersectionality, and violence. Her earlier research on ethnicity, racism, gender, violence and peace has been published in many […]
Cutting Words: Etiquette as a Tool of Exclusion
May 15, 2019 – Kenneth Best – UConn Communications While researching the cultural processes of inequality in community organizations, sociologist Andrea Voyer found that manners and etiquette often are noted in racial, ethnic, class and gender exclusion. In studying a parent-teacher group in a public school, for example, white and wealthy PTA parents rejected the […]