Sociology Author Spotlight

This year our department produced an impressive number of publications. Check out some of the contributions that made their way into some very prestigious outlets!  Christin Munsch’s research identifying gender, racial and ethnic inequalities built into the Big Data demographic ascription tools that academics and companies draw on to understand the social world published in Nature Human […]

The Sociology Spotlight: Recognizing Scholarship & Service

Sociology Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Samantha Gove, Udall Scholar A special congratulations to Samantha Gove ’24 who was recently named a Udall Scholar! According to UConn’s Udall Scholar website,  “the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is committed to increasing awareness of the importance of the nation’s natural resources. The Udall Scholarship awards up to $7,000 […]

Making Irreplaceable Contributions to the Studies of Race and Racism: Dr. David Embrick

A special congratulations to David Embrick, who was a distinguished recipient of the American Sociological Association’s 2023 Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award along with David L. Brunsma (Virginia Tech) for their “irreplaceable contributions to the studies of race and racism.” The ASA website for the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award states that the award “is given to an individual or individuals […]

Bidding Farewell to our Beloved Dr. Manisha Desai

We bid a very bitter-sweet farewell to Manisha Desai who will be joining Stonybrook as the Endowed Chair of Global Citizenship and Executive Director of The Center for Changing Systems of Power in the Fall. On behalf of your colleagues, the grads, undergrads, and community members we want to congratulate and thank you for your contributions that […]

A Year in Review: The Sociology Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

  This year Bradley Wright and Ryan Talbert participated in orchestrating two successful labs here at the University of Connecticut. Bradley Wright serves as the Team Lead for the Life Purpose Lab, which allows undergraduates to explore the compelling question, “How do people find life purpose?” The lab features classes, an immersive retreat, along with options […]

Sociology 22-23 Awards & Recognition

  A special congratulations to Ruth Braunstein who was the winner of the Distinguished Article Award Honorable Mention from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (Braunstein, Ruth, 2022. A Theory of Political Backlash: Assessing the Religious Right’s Effects on the Religious Field. Sociology of Religion. 83(3): 293–323)! Congratulations to Bryan Greene who was the […]

UConn Sociology in Service

Phoebe Godfrey Attends the United Nation’s COP27 Conference in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt Sociology in Service: Addressing the Climate Crisis Requires Bold and Rapid Collective Action   This November, Professor in Residence Phoebe Godfrey attended the second week of the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP), of the UNFCCC (United Nations Frame-work Convention on Climate Change). COP27 took […]

A Year in Review: Featured Publications, Presentations, & More

Pais, Jeremy, Andrew Deener, Mary J. Fischer & Zachary D. Kline. 2022. “Shelter at Home, if You Can:” Community Vulnerability and Residential Sequestering During the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020. The Sociological Quarterly, 63:3, 562-589.  Roy, Rianka. 2023. “Don’t Panic! Reach Us: Indian Tech Unions’ Social Media Narratives during the Pandemic.” In Media Narratives during the Pandemic, edited by […]

Sociology Career Milestones

Faculty Mary Bernstein has been appointed Associate Dean of The Graduate School at UConn. Congratulations Mary! A special congratulations to Bandana Purkayastha who has had an amazing year of accompishments! Firstly, Bandana was named the New CLAS Associate Dean. Additionally, Bandana has been selected as Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, the highest honor that the University bestows on faculty. […]

Meet the New Cohort!

she/her/hers Fall 2023 Cohort As a Yinzer who now calls the coast of Maine home, Samantha has long been enamored with life on the water. She joins the Department of Sociology as a Jorgensen Fellow to explore curiosities about past and present Atlantic seafaring communities. This humbling and exciting opportunity is derived from 10 years […]