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sociology Accomplishments

Feb 14, 2018
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) recently published a new book,  The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times

Jan 30, 2018
Barb Brents (Sociology) and alumna Crystal Jackson, '03 BA Psychology, '07 MA Sociology, '13 PhD Sociology, will participate in a special colloquium this month at UCLA titled "Welcome to the Pornosphere: A Socio-Sexual Analysis of the AVN Adult Extertainment Expo, Las Vegas."

Jan 23, 2018
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) and a colleague published an article titled "Family, Peer, and School Influences on Emerging Health Lifestyles in Grades K-8” in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. She also published an article in the Annual Review of Public Health titled "The Relationship between Education and Health: Reducing Disparities through a Contextual Approach." 

Jan 18, 2018
Cassaundra Rodriguez (Sociology) has been awarded a Pop-Up Research and Scholarship grant from the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity for her work on Latino spatial microaggressions. 

Nov 13, 2017
Ranita Ray (Sociology) just published her book The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City with the University of California Press.

Nov 2, 2017
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) gave a talk and workshop for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library Distract at its Windmill Lane location as part of its “Adulting 101” series. He presented research on popular culture and social interaction and their connections to urban “lifestyle enclaves,” scenes, and friendship networks.  

Oct 3, 2017
Cassaundra Rodriguez (Sociology) wrote a blog for Latinx Talk titled "Arpaio's Pardon and the Insidious Relationship Between Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Latinx Sentiment."

Oct 2, 2017
Lauren Galloway (Sociology), Jillian Socea (Life Sciences), Kimberly Stevens (Psychology), and Monia Kazemeini and Sogol Pirbastami (both Mechanical Engineering) have been chosen to receive the fall 2017 Southwest Travel Awards. Recipients of the awards receive a round-trip travel voucher from Southwest Airlines to allow them to travel to a conference or workshop related to their studies. Doctoral student Galloway will present at the Stardom, Fandom, and Celebrity Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Kazemeini, a doctoral student with a concentration in nuclear engineering, will present at the Waste Management Conference presented by WM Symposia in Phoenix. Doctoral student Pirbastami will present at the 2017 COMSOL Numerical Simulation Conference in Boston. Socea, a doctoral student in microbiology, will present at the Wind River Prokaryotic Conference in Estes Park, Colorado. Stevens, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, will present at the International Conference for Eating Disorders in Chicago.

Sep 12, 2017
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) was quoted in the Kingman Daily Miner article "Millennials appear to be missing from the religious landscape." Borer has published on related issues about religion and popular culture in articles as well as in his books including Faithful to Fenway: Believing in Boston, Baseball, and America's Most Beloved Ballpark and Sociology in Everyday Life

Sep 1, 2017
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was quoted in an AlterNet piece titled "Here Come the Ecosexuals." She is a Ph.D. candidate and is writing her dissertation research on the ecosexual movement as a case study of intersectional activism.