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Graduate Students Receive Doctoral Fellowships

Posted: Apr 16, 2014

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

Graduate Student Awarded for Thesis

Posted: Apr 15, 2014

Sociology graduate student Anima Adjepong wins Outstanding Thesis Award.

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. Christine Williams Receives 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from ASA

Posted: Feb 26, 2014

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

Graduate Student Marcos Perez Awarded NSF Dissertation Grant

Posted: Feb 3, 2014

Congratulations to our graduate student, Marcos Perez, for being awarded a full year of NSF Dissertation grant for his research in Buenos Aires!

Professor Shapira Receives Southwest Book Award

Posted: Jan 22, 2014

Professor Harel Shapira has recently won the Southwest Book Award for his book Waiting for José: The Minutemen’s Pursuit of America.

Dr. Jennifer Glass Featured in Austin American-Statesman

Posted: Nov 27, 2013

Dr. Jennifer Glass is a Special Contributor for the Austin American-Statesman and addresses the effects of social research funding cuts in a recent article.

Sociology Majors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Posted: Nov 25, 2013

The Sociology Department congratulates the four sociology majors who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa at its fall meeting.

High School Students Forge Stronger, More Positive Friendships in Shared Classes, Study Shows

Posted: Nov 21, 2013

Teenagers continue to roam in cliques in high school, as they have for generations. Yet according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University, high school students are not choosing friends from certain categories, such as “jocks,” “goths” or “A-listers.” Instead, they are forging friendships in the types of courses they’re taking.

La violencia en los márgenes - Violence at the Margins

Posted: Oct 15, 2013

Book co-authored by Dr. Javier Auyero was released by Katz Editores in June 2013.

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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