Sociology at CSU offers a rigorous graduate experience made possible by our being part of a large, public land-grant university in which faculty are accomplished nationally- and internationally-known researchers as well as committed teachers and advisors. Here we celebrate all three aspects of teaching, community engagement and research, and we blend them all in what we do. This allows for graduate research opportunities and skillset development that are very transferable into the marketplace.
Recent Graduate Research & Outreach
Azmal Hossan’s interdisciplinary Graduate Pursuit team’s proposal “Pushed to the Edge: A Socio-Environmental Analysis of Climate Gentrification along the East Coast of the United States” has been selected for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding. This 18-month research project is comprised of seven Ph.D. students from seven different universities. Joshua Sbicca is one of two mentors […]
Ph.D. student Kelsea MacIlroy interviewed by Time and others after The Nature Conservancy releases her report on Western Slope water conservation
Ph.D. student Kelsea MacIlroy’s work looks at social and cultural perceptions of Demand Management on the Western Slope – something that has not been previously studied. The Nature Conservancy funded her research, and in December they released her report “Exploring Perceptions of a Voluntary Agricultural Water Conservation Program on the Western Slope of Colorado.” She […]
Ph.D. student Kellie Alexander presented her research at CSU’s “Research & Assessment Dialogues – Using multi-level assessment to gain understanding, educate, and transform: End Hazing @ CSU” event held in November on campus. The meeting was hosted by Dave McKelfresh in CSU Student Affairs. Kellie presented three research initiatives she has taken part in to assess […]
Western Social Science Association’s (WSSA) 61st annual conference was held in San Diego in April. Shawna Bendeck presented “The Effects of Aging Out of Foster Care on Social Capital and Life Outcomes: A Mixed Methods Study of Experiences and Outcomes.” India Luxton (pictured) presented “Mapping Movements: A Call for Qualitative Social Network Analysis.” Bailey Mellott also attended the conference, […]
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) conference was held in Baltimore in March. “Justice, Human Rights, and Activism” was the theme of ACJS’s 56th Annual Meeting. Several faculty and graduate students along with one undergraduate attended and cheered on Prabha Unnithan as he was inducted as the 2019–2020 ACJS president. Shown above from left: Ian Greenwood, Jeff Nowacki, Megan […]
New peer mentoring program created as part of Fostering Success Article by Drew Smith. Originally published on Source. A new mentoring program has been formed for CSU students who were foster youth or otherwise separated from their parents. The Fostering Success Program was started at CSU in 2010 for students from independent backgrounds. This includes […]
Ph.D. student Azmal Hossan is an Early Career Research Fellow at the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, University of Oklahoma. As part of the fellowship, Hossan attended the Fall Science Working Group Meeting held in Dallas/Fort Worth in 2018 and 2019. He is collaborating on a project titled, “Enhancing Resilience of Indigenous, Rural and Vulnerable Communities.” […]
Graduate Student India Luxton will investigate the learning practices of an education abroad course and student reported impacts on learning
Azmal Hossan has been accepted for CSU’s Interdisciplinary Training, Education, and Research in Food-Energy-Water Systems (InTERFEWS) program. Dr. Stephanie Malin worked to secure National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for CSU (scroll this article), and will be his program mentor. Azmal is one of only eight CSU Ph.D. students selected. His four-year training begins this fall.
Carolyn Conant’s paper, “The Legacy of Classical Sociological Theory: Androcentrism and Universalism In the Tradition of the Canon,” has been accepted for inclusion in the CSU Anthropology Graduate Student Society’s 9th edition of the online journal Furthering Perspectives. “The paper displays great rigor, sophistication, and engagement with sociological theory and the canon in particular.” – excerpt from the reviewer