Undergraduate Highlights

Phoebe Godfrey: Environmental & Social Sustainability Small Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Phoebe Godfrey and Juan Pablo Yepes Tobón, who were awarded a grant for $6,203.00 from the 2022 Environmental and Social Sustainability Small Grants (ESSSG) Program to fund their proposal of Non-Violence Mindfulness Training and a Mother Earth Day Festival.

The Office of Sustainability and the Institute of the Environment began a funding program to support student-faculty projects dedicated to enhancing environmental sustainability and campus-wide engagement with sustainability issues at the University of Connecticut and in Connecticut communities.

Phoebe Godfrey: Undergraduate Mindfulness and Activism Workshop

Three students had the opportunity to facilitate a Mindfulness and Activism Workshop for Professor in Residence, Phoebe Godfrey's Social Theory class. Here is what her students had to say about the workshop:

“This workshop, in our opinion, was a complete success! Being able to teach the true importance of mindfulness and activism was a great way to show how interconnected these two concepts are. My fellow mentors and I  worked hard to build this workshop and create something that opened new possibilities and mindsets for our peers.” - Jamyra Ealy (Environmental Studies and Wildlife Conservation), JP Yepes Tobón (Sociology), and Camille Terrell (Secondary English Education and Sociology).

 

 

 

  • Students presenting Mindfulness and Activism PowerPoint.
    Students presenting Mindfulness and Activism PowerPoint.
  • Students participating in Mindfulness and Activism Workshop.
    Students participating in Mindfulness and Activism Workshop.
  • Students presenting Mindfulness and Activism PowerPoint.
    Students presenting Mindfulness and Activism PowerPoint.
  • Students presenting Mindfulness and Activism PowerPoint.
    Students presenting Mindfulness and Activism PowerPoint.

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.

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

Find Your Road

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
  • Research and policy centers
  • 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

 
Click Here for More Information

October 12, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 PM

WebEx

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November 7, 2022

4:30 - 5:30 PM

McHugh Hall Room 108

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Meanings of “America” Contest Winners

The Meanings of Democracy Lab directed by Ruth Braunstein, Associate Professor of Sociology, is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Meanings of “America” Multimedia Contest. They received a large number of high-quality submissions, but these finalists distinguished themselves with their originality, creativity, and the overall quality of their work. Congratulations in particular to undergraduate Sociology majors Nicholas Xenophontos (winner) and Emma Parente (honorable mention), and Sociology PhD candidate Rianka Roy (honorable mention)!

We invite all members of the UConn community to join us in congratulating them, and to stay in touch with the Meanings of Democracy Lab on Twitter and Instagram for updates on future events where they will be sharing their wonderful submissions. 

First Place Prize Nicholas Xenophontos, “Meanings of America” Honorable Mentions Srivani Agnihotram, “America” Emma Kathryn Parente, “A Student in America” Lisbeth Peguero, “Everything but Apple Pie” Rianka Roy, “Coming to America” Jenna Trott, “Because of the Brave” Exhibition Finalists Kyra Arena, “Fly Away” Cassandra Barrow, “Envy” Matthew S. Dentice, “American Hope”

First Place Prize

Nicholas Xenophontos, “Meanings of America”

Honorable Mentions

Srivani Agnihotram, “America”

Emma Kathryn Parente, “A Student in America”

Lisbeth Peguero, “Everything but Apple Pie”

Rianka Roy, “Coming to America”

Jenna Trott, “Because of the Brave”

Exhibition Finalists

Kyra Arena, “Fly Away”

Cassandra Barrow, “Envy”

Matthew S. Dentice, “American Hope”

UConn Students Selected for Millennium Fellowship Program

Check out UConn Today’s recent article titled “UConn Students Selected for Millennium Fellowship Program” where Caitlin Dadonna ’22 (Sociology) is recognized as one of the directors for the Millennium Fellowship Program. Only 6% of universities were selected by United Nations Academic Impact and the Millennium Campus Network. Congratulations Caitlin!

***Excerpt from article***

“The Millennium Fellowship leverages the energy and creativity of young leaders around the world in hopes of advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals,” says UConn Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Carl Lejuez. “UConn’s 13 Millennium Fellows, who join students representing 136 campuses in 30 different countries, are working actively advance these goals, and I’m pleased to see their hard work recognized through their selection to be a part of this global network of young leaders.”

Sociology Majors Win 2022 SHARE Awards

Congratulations to  Madeline Doyle, Samantha Gove, and Nicholas Xenophontos who were selected to receive the 2022 Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Award!

Madeline Doyle ’24 (Political Science & Sociology) will be working with faculty mentor Dr. Matthew Singer (Political Science) on "Presidential Approval in a Pandemic - Evidence From U.S. States."

Samantha Gove ’24 (Sociology & Human Rights) will be working with faculty mentor Ryan Talbert (Sociology) on “Police Killings of Native American People: Examining Variation Across Space, Time, and Status Characteristics.”

Nicholas Xenophontos ’23 (Mathematics & Sociology) will be working with faculty mentor Dr. Ruth Braunstein (Sociology) on "Monetary Fungibility and Political Context: Comparing Church Statements About Abortion and Catholic Schools."

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