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
The Department of Sociology hosted the 2019 Annual Graduate Student Symposium Friday, May 3 at the Lory Student Center. Five students presented recent research and projects. Bailey Mellott: Understanding First-Generation, Low-Income, Latino/a Student Networks: A Critical Exploration of Student Support at a Modern Land-Grant University India Luxton: Mapping Movements: A Call for Qualitative Social Network Analysis (Co-author Dr. Josh Sbicca) […]
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 Science Working Group Meeting held in Fort Worth October 29-31, 2018. He is collaborating on a project titled, “Towards Enhancing Resilience of Indigenous, Rural & Vulnerable Communities at South […]
Graduate Student India Luxton will investigate the learning practices of an education abroad course and student reported impacts on learning
Graduate student Nefratiri Weeks was awarded the Ingrid H. Rima Scholarship from the Association for Social Economics (ASE).
CSU Sociology graduate students India Luxton and Travis Milnes presented at the Midwestern Sociological Society (MSS) Annual Meeting in March 2018.
CSU Sociology chaired/moderated sessions and presented on topics including policing, criminal justice, victimization, gender equality, sentencing, and more.
Love is a Ph.D. student and her showcase project was “Mentoring on Interdisciplinary Research Teams” with advisor Jeni Cross.
Kaydan is a Ph.D. student, and her entry was “Global Governance: The Role of Government and Fair Trade Initiatives in Cotton Textile Industry in India.”
Kellie Alexander attended the Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention that was held in Atlanta in June 2017. This institute was a four-day interactive experience that taught diverse participants a strategic, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary approach focusing on hazing prevention as opposed to reacting to incidents after they occur. Based on this experience, Alexander was asked to […]