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161 undergrads and 10 new M.A. and Ph.D. students join Sociology

This fall we are proud to welcome 161 Sociology majors including first-year, transfer and adult students and student veterans. We are excited to also welcome ten new graduate students to the department. 2019 INCOMING M.A. STUDENTS Emma Casey: crime, deviance, law, social psychology, symbolic interactionism, global political economy, ethnography, and social inequality Taylor Ellis: the criminal justice system, […]

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Ph.D. student Kelsea MacIlroy invited to present findings at Colorado Water Congress 2019

Ph.D. student Kelsea MacIlroy was invited by the Colorado Water Conservation Board to be on a panel at the Colorado Water Congress 2019 Summer Conference in Steamboat Springs in August. The panel was called “The Colorado River: What’s Next? DCP’s, Demand Management, 2020 River Operations”. MacIlroy’s work looks at social and cultural perceptions of Demand […]

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Ph.D. student Azmal Hossan selected for NSF’s SESYNC workshop

Ph.D. student Azmal Hossan was accepted for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 7th Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental (S-E) Synthesis held in Annapolis in August. The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) selects 30 Ph.D. students from around the world and across scholarly disciplines. Attendees participated in highly interactive activities and facilitated discussions as individuals, and were […]

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Stephanie Malin’s climate crisis work published by The Conversation

Story by Becky Alexis-Martin (Manchester Metropolitan University), James Dyke (Univ. of Exeter), Jonathon Turnbull (Cambridge), Stephanie Malin (CSU). Originally published on The Conversation.  Climate crisis: migration cannot be the only option for people living on ‘drowning’ islands The evidence of the climate crisis is now undeniable. But state responses to climate change often have social and political motivations, rather than […]

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An Agricultural Adjustment Administration representative in his office, Taos County, New Mexico, December 1941. The agency was created under the New Deal to reduce farm surpluses and manage production.

The Conversation publishes Josh Sbicca’s “US agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal”

Story by Maywa Montenegro (UC-Davis), Annie Shattuck (UC-Berkeley), Josh Sbicca (CSU). Originally published on The Conversation.  US agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal These are difficult times in farm country. Historic spring rains – 600% above average in some places – inundated fields and homes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that this year’s corn and soybean crops will […]

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Michael Carolan invited keynote at European Society of Rural Sociology (ESRS) 2019 Congress

The Scientific Committee for the European Society of Rural Sociology (ESRS) invited Michael Carolan to be the keynote speaker for its 2019 Congress held in Norway June 25–28.  The conference theme was “Rural Futures in a Complex World,” and Carolan’s talk was “Rural Sociology Revival: Overcoming Divides, Affording Additions, Confronting Injustices.” The ESRS was founded […]

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ASA awards Pat Hastings 2019 Family Section Article of the Year Award

Pat Hastings and co-authors Daniel Schneider and Joe LaBriola, both at University of California-Berkeley, have been awarded the American Sociological Association (ASA) 2019 Family Section Article of the Year Award for “Income Inequality and Class Divides in Parental Investments.” The study was published by American Sociological Review in May 2018. The award will be presented to Hastings and his colleagues […]

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