Author: Malley, Mary

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

Panelists:

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

Login info: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/j.php?MTID=mf17978939610396f9d8d4dabb0f5938b

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.

 

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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”

"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 at any of the links below:

UConn Today: https://today.uconn.edu/2021/01/haunting-events-researchers-study-migrant-precarity-pandemic-us-india/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UConnResearch/status/1346440122036838400?s=20

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/uconnresearch_these-were-haunting-events-researchers-activity-6752204719671803904-wE_4

Alumna Rachel Fain (2007): 2020 40 Under Forty Honoree

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Congratulations to Sociology alumna Rachel J. Fain for being selected as one of Hartford Business Journal's 2020 40 Under Forty! Rachel graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2007 and went on to earn a law degree from Western New England College Schoool of Law. She is currently a partner at Halloran & Sage LLP. See Rachel's full profile on Hartford Business Journal's website.

Kylar Schaad: Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences

Congratulations to Kylar Schaad, whose proposal has been chosen to receive funding by the Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS).

Kylar's project will assess the factors that influence support for identity document laws that allow for people to change their birth certificate gender markers, including support for changes to a non-binary status. In particular, he will examine the role of (1) gender assigned at birth (female, male), (2) gender identity (trans man, trans woman, non-binary), and (3) narrative conformity (conforming to stereotypes about transgender childhood experiences or not) in formulating perceptions of identity legitimacy (i.e., the extent to which one's identity is believed to be real) and willingness advocacy (via a petition) to have the law changed. In so doing, his study will be the first to draw on a nationally representative, probability based sample to assess public support for gender identity rights and isolate the role of perceptions of legitimacy. It will also be the first to simply collect demographic data regading participants' gender identity status that includes a non-binary option. Thus, he'll be able to parsing out what percentage of the population identifies as trans, non-binary, neither, and both.

Amy Lawton: “Sinless, Fearless, Ruthless – A Look at Science and Social Science in a YA Sci-Fi Book”

Screenshot of the participants in the 2020 panel, "Sinless, Fearless, Ruthless." Top, left to right: Sarah Tarkoff, Andrea Decker, Amy Lawton Bottom, left to right: Samantha Russman, Nicole Henniger
Top, left to right: Sarah Tarkoff, Andrea Decker, Amy Lawton. Bottom, left to right: Samantha Russman, Nicole Henniger

From Wednesday, July 22, to Sunday, July 26, San Diego Comic-Con will be streaming content for Comic-Con@Home (https://www.comic-con.org/cci/2020/athome). Amy Lawton is part of a panel sponsored by the Fleet Science Center: "Sinless, Fearless, Ruthless - A look at science and social science in a YA sci-fi book." The book is about dystopian religion and the panel will be available to watch on Friday, July 24, at 4 pm.

Noel Cazenave Receives Faculty Excellence in Research Award

Congratulations to Noel Cazenave, recipient of the Faculty Excellence in Research and Creativity-Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Award!

The Faculty Excellence in Research and Creativity Awards are given to individual faculty who have made significant and or creative contributions to a field of knowledge or area of inquiry. These awards recognize research excellence and the highest levels of creativity that enhance the University’s academic and creative reputation. Individuals who are nominated for this award must have a distinguished record of ongoing scholarly and/or creative productivity and must have worked at UConn for at least 10 years.