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Department Holds Annual Graduate Student Symposium

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) […]

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Michael Carolan awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Dr. Michael Carolan has been selected for a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award. This is among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program and requires candidates be eminent scholars with significant publication and teaching records. Find out more about the program here. Dr. Carolan will spend the next 12 months conducting a cross-cultural comparison between […]

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CLA honors Prabha Unnithan with Stern Distinguished Professor Award

Dr. Prabha Unnithan was one of two winners of 2018-2019 John N. Stern Distinguished Professor Awards. Many thanks to Dr. Mike Hogan,Dr. KuoRay Mao, Dr. Josh Sbicca, and Dr. Pete Taylor nominating Dr. Unnithan. The Stern Award is the top honor given by CLA annually, and it recognizes a career of outstanding achievement in research/creativity, teaching and service that has brought recognition to the […]

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Laura Raynolds and Josh Sbicca receive highly competitive SoGES fellowship awards

CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) has announced the selection of Dr. Laura Raynolds and Dr. Josh Sbicca as Resident Faculty Fellows. The Department of Sociology is very proud to house two of only four fellows chosen from what SoGES calls a competitive field of proposals. According to this SOURCE article, the fellowship awards are intended to encourage […]

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Criminal Justice Policy Review publishes Jeff Nowacki’s paper on Gender Equality and Sentencing Outcomes

Criminal Justice Policy Review recently published Dr. Jeff Nowacki’s paper “Gender Equality and Sentencing Outcomes: An Examination of State Courts.” Abstract: An important source of racial disparity in policing is traffic enforcement. The level of discretion afforded to officers for traffic enforcement is generally greater than it is for other policing decisions. One way to control […]

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Jeff Nowacki’s research published in the International Journal of Police Science & Management

Dr. Jeff Nowacki and co-author Tyrell Spencer, Southern Illinois University, recently published “Police discretion, organizational characteristics, and traffic stops: An analysis of racial disparity in Illinois” in the International Journal of Police Science & Management. Abstract: This paper addresses traffic enforcement as an important source of racial disparity in policing. The level of discretion afforded to […]

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