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.
Alumna Angie Beeman: “Liberal White Supremacy”
Congratulations to Sociology alumna Angie Beeman on her recent publication titled Liberal White Supremacy: How Progressives Silence Racial and Class Oppression. Beeman argues that white supremacy is maintained not only by right-wing conservatives or stereotypically uneducated working-class racial bigots but also by progressives who operate from a liberal ideology of color-blindness, racism-evasiveness, and class elitism.
Alumnus Launches Election Candidate Search Engine
Alumnus Geno Herring has made it his mission to ensure all Americans, regardless of skin color, race, economic status or religion, can obtain free voter education. After 25 years in public administration, he has now launched Best Candidate, the world’s first voter education tool box, and candidate search engine.
Alumna Mangala Subramaniam Appointed VCU Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Please join us in congratulating alumna Mangala Subramaniam (2001), who will become senior vice provost for faculty affairs in the Virginia Commonwealth University Office of the Provost, effective Oct. 2.
Nicholas Simon: Winner of the CSCU Excellence in Teaching Award
Congratulations to Professor Nicholas Simon of Sociology at Eastern Connecticut State University for receiving the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System’s 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award! Professor Simon received his Ph.D. in Sociology from UConn in 2017.
Thomas Volscho: Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting
Congrats to Sociology alum Thomas Volscho for winning the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting for his work on the ABC Radio News podcast Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein. This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate the excellence of Edward R. Murrow in the broadcasting news profession. ***Excerpt from article*** “I worked on investigating Jeffrey Epstein’s finances […]
Alumna Diana Taurasi (2005) Heading to Tokyo Olympics
Former Huskies teammates Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm and Diana Taurasi [Sociology 2005] of the Phoenix Mercury will try to win a record fifth Olympic gold medal with USA veterans Tina Charles of the Washington Mystics (2012, 2015 Olympic gold), and Breanna Stewart of the Storm (2016 Olympic gold), along with Olympic rookie Napheesa […]
Adane Zawdu: Fellowship from the Polonsky Academy for Advanced Study
Adane Zawdu received a fellowship from the Polonsky Academy for Advanced Study in the Humanities and the Social Sciences at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem. During this four year fellowship, Adane will be studying the changing relations between ethnic culture and skin color among Ethiopian Israelis, from the early years of migration to today. He […]
Alumn Rene Rosado (’05): UConn’s National First Gen Day Speaker
Rene Rosado ’05 (CLAS Sociology) will be UConn’s National First Gen Day Speaker. The event will be held on November 12th, 2020 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM via WebEx. Access Code: 120 133 323 | Password: UConnFirstGen
Alumna Rhema Bland: New Director of the Ida B. Wells Society
Congratulations to Sociology alumna Rhema Bland, the new director of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Co-founded by award-winning journalists Nikole Hannah-Jones (M.A. ’03), Ron Nixonand Topher Sanders, the society seeks to increase the ranks, retention and profile of reporters and editors of color in […]