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Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India (NYU Press, 2015)

Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India by Sharmila Rudrappa

Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India by Sharmila Rudrappa.


Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico (NYU Press, 2015)

Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico by Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez

Fri, Nov 6, 2015

Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico by Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez.


The University of Texas at Austin

Winter Break Dates

Wed, Oct 7, 2015

The Department of Sociology is closed for winter break from Wednesday, December 23, through Sunday, January 3. The Department opens Monday, January 4.


The University of Texas at Austin

Lecturer Position - Health and Society - The University of Texas at Austin

Wed, Oct 7, 2015

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications for a Lecturer position in Health and Society to begin in Spring 2016.


The Probability of Reporting Violent Crime to the Police in a Metropolitan Area by Change in the Relative Size of the Noncitizen Population

Crime and Delinquency Article Featured on LSE Blog

Tue, Oct 6, 2015

UT Austin Sociology graduate student Carmen Gutierrez and University of Oxford associate professor David Kirk's article in Crime and Delinquency is featured on the London School of Economics blog.


Texas State Capitol

Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) Featured on Slate

Tue, Oct 6, 2015

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP), led by Joseph Potter, assesses the impact of reproductive health legislation in Texas.


Graduate Student Writes Op-Ed for Huffington Post

Wed, Sep 9, 2015

Read Jamie Carroll's op-ed piece "The Brutal Reality of the New Orleans Education Experiment" on Huffington Post.



Debra Umberson

Debra Umberson Wins ASA Distinguished Scholar Award

Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Debra Umberson received the Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award from the ASA Section on Aging and the Life Course.


Graduate Student Featured in The Atlantic

Thu, Aug 6, 2015

Caity Collins' work on parental leave policies around on the world is featured in The Atlantic.


Faculty Recruitment

Tue, Aug 4, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin Sociology Department Junior Faculty Search


David Pedulla Featured on TODAY

Fri, Jul 31, 2015

David Pedulla discusses the challenges Millenial dads face in finding work-life balance.


Rob Crosnoe and Pam Paxton Lead Graduate Student Writing Workshops

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

Rob Crosnoe and Pam Paxton each led a four-day summer writing institute with support from the College of Liberal Arts to help students boost journal submissions.


Exposing the Underbelly of Austin's Economic Segregation

Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Javier Auyero, Caitlyn Collins and Katherine Jensen's op-ed on the city's economic segregation is featured in the Austin American-Statesman.


William Kelly Interviewed by Crime Report

Tue, Jun 9, 2015

Bill Kelly explains why he believes "tough on crime" is a failure and why Americans are not as vengeful as some politicians believe.


Debra Umberson Featured on Huffington Post's Blog

Fri, May 8, 2015

Debra Umberson discusses the health impact of marriage on gay and lesbian people in her blog piece on Huffington Post.


Shannon Cavanagh Receives Teaching Fellowship

Wed, May 6, 2015

Shannon Cavanagh has been selected to receive a Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship.


Javier Auyero Wins Teaching Award

Tue, May 5, 2015

Javier Auyero is the recipient of the Award for Distinction in Teaching by the Alpha of Texas chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.


Graduate Student Wins Fulbright US Student Award

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Graduate student Katie Jensen has been selected for a 2015-16 Fulbright US Student Award to Brazil.


Harel Shapira Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Harel Shapira received the Guggenheim Fellowship for his project “An Education in Violence: Teaching and Learning to Kill in Central Texas.”


Graduate Student Awarded SSRC Dissertation Fellowship

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Graduate student Vivian Shaw has been awarded a Social Science Research Council fellowship for her dissertation project, "Human Fallout: Post-Disaster Citizenship in Anti-Nuclear and Anti-Racism Collective Action in Japan."


Ben Carrington Moderates SXsports Panel on Impact of Sports Mega-Events

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Ben Carrington is part of a SXsports panel discussing the impact of sports mega-events (SMEs) on local politics, economy and environment.


Vice Provost Janet Dukerich presents the award to Professor Rob Crosnoe at the award ceremony.

Rob Crosnoe Wins President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Sociology Chair Rob Crosnoe is a recipient of the 2014-15 President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award.


Graduate Student Wins Paper Award

Tue, Mar 3, 2015

Graduate student Pamela Neumann's paper has been chosen as the winner of the SSSP Conflict, Social Action, and Change Graduate Student Paper Award Competition.


Shannon Cavanagh's Research on Family Income Impact on Children's Well-Being Featured on NBC News

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Shannon Cavanagh's work with the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) is featured on NBC News.


Mary Rose Is One of Alcalde's 2015 Texas 10 Most Talented and Inspiring Professors

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

The Alcalde, the official publication of the Texas Exes, selected Mary Rose for its 2015 Texas 10, an annual list of UT Austin's most talented and inspiring professors as nominated by alumni.


New Book Releases by Power, History and Society Alumni

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Sociology Ph.D. alumni Daniel Ritter and Matthew Flynn have recently published new books concerning an array of topics in political sociology. Both were former members of PHS (Power, History and Society), led by Maya Charrad.


Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Interviews Tetyana Pudrovska for Podcast Series

Thu, Feb 12, 2015

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has recently interviewed Tetyana Pudrovska for their podcast series, "Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health."


Sharmila Rudrappa Writes Op-eds for Pacific Standard and Truthout

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Sharmila Rudrappa discusses the significance of collecting war "souvenirs" as well as the recent Chapel Hill shooting in op-eds.


American Society of Criminology Interviews Mark Warr for Oral History Project

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

The American Society of Criminology interviewed Mark Warr for its Oral History Criminology Project.


Slate Cites Study of How Juror Confidence Affects Judicial Rulings

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Mary Rose and co-investigator Shari Diamond are cited in Slate's article on the "magic question" in jury selection.


Majority of Young Women and Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships, Study Shows

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if that possibility were available to them, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California-Santa Barbara.


David Pedulla Receives Grant from Center for Poverty Research

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

David Pedulla is a recipient of a grant from the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis.


Ari Adut Selected as 2015-16 Institute for Advanced Study Fellow

Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Ari Adut is selected as a fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.


Sociology Professor Emeritus Walter Firey Passed Away in December 2014

Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Sociology professor emeritus Walter Firey passed away in December 2014.


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