Congratulations and Welcome our new Graduate students!

The Sociology Department provides a challenging and engaging environment for students entering into our Graduate program. Entering cohorts typically range from 5-12 students per year. This year we welcome five new students to our program.  Madison Danton  Madison Danton has a B.A. in Psychology with a Sociology minor from the San Diego State University and […]

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Bandana Purkayastha Awards and Honors

Bandana Purkayastha is Professor of Sociology and Asian & Asian American Studies. She served as Head, Sociology, at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) from 2011-2016 Leadership. Her current research interests focus on human rights/human security, migration and migrants, intersectionality, and violence. Her earlier research on ethnicity, racism, gender, violence and peace has been published in many […]

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Cutting Words: Etiquette as a Tool of Exclusion

May 15, 2019 – Kenneth Best – UConn Communications While researching the cultural processes of inequality in community organizations, sociologist Andrea Voyer found that manners and etiquette often are noted in racial, ethnic, class and gender exclusion. In studying a parent-teacher group in a public school, for example, white and wealthy PTA parents rejected the […]

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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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