Graduating Sociology Major, Lorianny Carrion

Lorianny Carrión BA, sociology major; English minor Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut Clubs: NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary), LSAMP Scholar, McNair Fellow Scholarships: Leadership Scholarship         Q:Why did you choose to study (this major/minor)? A:I started off in biology, but I ended up switching because I realized I had always been struggling with science […]

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Correlates Cause and Solutions


From April 4th through 5th: The University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy is proud to present, in partnership with Connecticut’s public sector and nonprofit associations, Correlates, Causes and Solutions for Firearm Violence in America. The goal of the conference is to address three themes: Community and Social Movement Organizing: How do activists understand the […]

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Daisy Reyes

Daisy Reyes: Learning to be Latino

Daisy Reyes is a professor of sociology and El Instituto: The Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies. Her current research interests focus on how race and ethnicity are constructed, with particular focus on sites critical for social mobility, like colleges and universities. In her new book Learning to be Latino, professor Daisy Reyes […]

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Many Migrants Can Take Nothing for Granted

Bandana Purkayastha is a professor of sociology and Asian & Asian American Studies, and former head of the Department of Sociology. She is the American Sociological Association’s national representative to the International Sociological Association. Her current research interests focus on human rights/human security, migration, intersectionality, and transnationalism. She recently published an article in the journal Current […]

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Grad students awarded 2018 Wood/Raith Living Trust summer fellowship

Caner Hazar and Jordan Rees, graduate students from Department of Sociology, were each awarded a 2018 Wood/Raith Living Trust summer fellowship! The Wood/Raith Living Trust is named for Audrey Wood (UCONN class of ‘47) and Edeltraut Raith. Both Wood and Raith earned their Masters in Library Science from the University of Southern California and spent their […]

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