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Dr. Christine Williams Receives 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from ASA

Posted: Aug 11, 2014

Dr. Christine Williams has been selected to receive the 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association.

Dr. David Kirk on NPR "Hidden Brain"

Posted: Jul 9, 2014

Dr. David Kirk speaks on NPR "Hidden Brain" about how some parole requirements could be increasing crime rate.

Dr. Ken-Hou Lin Wins ASA Best Article Award

Posted: Jun 30, 2014

Congratulations to Professor Ken-Hou Lin for being selected to receive the Best Article Award from the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association for his outstanding article "Financialization and US Income Inequality, 1970-2008."

Dr. Mehdi Haghshenas Receives Signature Course Award

Posted: Jun 30, 2014

Sociology senior lecturer Dr. Mehdi Haghshenas was recognized for his signature course UGS 302 "What We See, What We Believe."

Graduate Students Receive NSF Dissertation Fellowships

Posted: Jun 19, 2014

Caity Collins and Jacinto Cuvi are awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation to support their dissertation research.

Graduate Student Wins ASA Paper Award

Posted: Jun 13, 2014

Wasudha Bhatt received the 2014 Graduate Paper Award from the ASA Section on Asia and Asian Americans.

Graduate Student Wins Dissertation Award

Posted: Jun 4, 2014

Kate Averett has been awarded the prestigious Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Award.

Dr. Mounira Maya Charrad Featured on Washington Post Online

Posted: May 20, 2014

Dr. Mounira Maya Charrad speaks about Iranian women seeking freedom and shedding veils on Facebook.

Graduate Student Wins Fulbright US Student Award

Posted: May 19, 2014

Katie Sobering has been selected for a 2014-15 Fulbright US Student Award to Argentina.

Graduate Student Awarded for Thesis and Research

Posted: May 19, 2014

Sociology graduate student Anima Adjepong wins Outstanding Thesis Award, CWGS Temple Award.

Kristine Kilanski Awarded the WGS Dissertation Fellowship

Posted: May 7, 2014

Congratulations to Sociology graduate student, Kristine Kilanski, for being the 2014 recipient of the Women’s and Gender Studies Dissertation Fellowship.

Dr. Pamela Paxton’s UGS Philanthropy Course Gives $100,000 to Charity

Posted: May 2, 2014

Dr. Paxton’s Undergraduate Studies 303 course, "Philanthropy: The Power of Giving," teaches students the importance of philanthropic acts toward the non-profit sector in the United States.

Norval Glenn Prize Winner Announced

Posted: Apr 23, 2014

Yujin Kim is the recipient of the 2014 Norval Glenn Prize.

Dr. Javier Auyero Featured in Clarin

Posted: Apr 23, 2014

Dr. Javier Auyero's op-ed "La violencia, instalada en la vida cotidiana [Violence in daily life]" is featured in Argentine newspaper Clarin online.

Graduate Students Receive Doctoral Fellowships

Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Jessica Dunning-Lozano and Esther Sullivan are offered prestigious doctoral fellowships.

Graduate Student Receives Fellowship from Oxford University

Posted: Apr 14, 2014

Sociology graduate student Jorge Derpic has recently been chosen to receive the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS) Fellowship, awarded annually by Oxford University.

Graduate Student Receives PEO Scholars Award

Posted: Apr 14, 2014

Evangeleen Pattison is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Dr. David Kirk Featured in Austin American-Statesman

Posted: Apr 11, 2014

Dr. David Kirk speaks to the Austin American-Statesman about ex-prisoners, employment decisions, and civil rights.

Dr. Keith Robinson Investigates Parental Involvement Effects on Schooling

Posted: Apr 11, 2014

Dr. Keith Robinson sits down with The Atlantic, Maclean's, and The New York Times to talk about the effects of parental involvement on schooling.

Sociology Graduate Student Receives Japanese Language Program Award

Posted: Apr 4, 2014

Sociology graduate student Vivian Shaw was selected for the Japan Foundation's 2014 Japanese-Language Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields award.

Sociology Graduate Student Awarded for Publication

Posted: Apr 2, 2014

Mieke Thomeer, a Sociology graduate student, has been awarded the Best Mental Health Publication Award for 2014 by the Mental Health Section Awards Committee for a research paper she developed last year.

Sociology Undergraduate to Participate in ASA Honors Program

Posted: Apr 1, 2014

Sociology senior Jonathan Cortez has been selected to participate in the American Sociological Association Honors Program.

Dr. Chandra Muller Named 2014 American Educational Research Association Fellow

Posted: Mar 28, 2014

Dr. Chandra Muller has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.

Childhood Adversity Launches Lifelong Relationship and Health Disadvantages for Black Men

Posted: Mar 4, 2014

African American men who endured greater childhood adversity are likely to experience disadvantages in health and relationships over time, according to new sociology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Mounira Maya Charrad Invited to Join Baker Institute, Rice University, as Fellow

Posted: Mar 4, 2014

Dr. Mounira Maya Charrad has been invited to join the Baker Institute, Rice University, as a non-resident fellow with the Women and Human Rights in the Middle East Program.

Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Posted: Mar 2, 2014

Graduate student Chelsea Smith has been selected to receive a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being.

Dr. Sheldon Ekland-Olson Inducted into UT's Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Posted: Oct 9, 2013

On October 7, UT’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers inducted Professor Sheldon Ekland-Olson and three other new members into its ranks.

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