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
Ph.D. student Azmal Hossan invited to attend Global Environment Summer Academy and Gender, Disaster and Climate Risk Summer School
Ph.D. student Azmal Hossan has been invited to attend two prestigious summer schools at renowned European universities. Global Environment Summer Academy 2020 is jointly organized by the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, and the Global Diversity Foundation. The Academy was to be held at the University of Oxford in the UK this fall. It […]
Deviant Behavior published “‘That’s Just What You Do’: Applying the Techniques of Neutralization to College Hazing” by Ph.D. student Kellie Alexander and Associate Professor Tara Opsal. ABSTRACT Hazing is a prevalent behavior on college campuses that is harmful and can be dangerous, yet remains understudied in sociological literature. While research demonstrates that a majority of […]
Joshua Sbicca and Ph.D. student Becca Clark-Hargreaves present at annual American Association of Geographers Meeting
Joshua Sbicca and Ph.D. student Becca Clark-Hargreaves organized and participated in a virtual session in April for the annual American Association of Geographers Meeting. The session was titled “Food and Carceral Intersections: From Geographies of Confinement to Enactments of Abolition.” There were over forty participants who attended this session.
“Fracking the Rockies: The production of harm” by Ph.D. student Kellie Alexander, Tara O’Connor Shelley (Tarleton State University) and Associate Professor Tara Opsal is chapter 19 in the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology. Find out more about the book here.
KuoRay Mao, Yiliang Zhu, Zhong Zhao, and Ph.D. student Yan Shan’s work “Authoritarian environmentalism and environmental regulation enforcement: A case study of medical waste crime in Northwestern China” is chapter 21 in the Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology. Find out more about the book here.
Social Sciences published research by M.A. student Severin Mangold and co-authors Chelsey Willoughby and Toralf Zschau (both University of North Georgia). Their paper is titled “Small Houses, Big Community: Tiny Housers’ Desire for More Cohesive and Collaborative Communities.” ABSTRACT Past research on the tiny house movement has primarily focused on understanding the individual motivations behind […]
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, […]