SIP talk, Dr. Janis Johnston, Friday April 21

Dr. Janis Johnson, Social Analyst with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service in Washington, D.C. (and a CSU Sociology PhD graduate), will be giving a Sociology-in-Progress (SIP) colloquium on Friday April 21 at noon in Lory Student Center Rm. 372-7

New Faculty Affiliate, Dr. Brad Woods, to give SiP symposium, Feb 24th.

Our new faculty affiliate, Dr. Brad Woods, has agreed to provide us with a Sociology-in-Progress Symposium, February 24 at 12:00 P.M. in LSC 376.

“The responsible conduct of research and perspectives from a social scientist working in a compliance world”

Social scientists often find themselves placed in the unenviable position of trying to navigate institutional compliance policies related to the study of human subjects, which can introduce additional obstacles when trying to capture rich, unbiased data from certain study populations. This discussion will center on the experiences and perspectives of a mixed-methods social scientist who has faced these challenges as an investigator and now works in the compliance arena. One of the many questions we will discuss is: How do we conduct research responsibly and ethically while also avoiding the bureaucratic pitfalls frequently associated with institutional compliance? To contextualize this discussion, Dr. Woods will provide examples from his research with communities impacted by the controversial coal mining method known as “mountaintop removal.”

We look forward to seeing you there!

Professor Prabha Unnithan Presents Workshop to Royal Malaysia Police

prabha-awardProfessor Prahba Unnithan presented a workshop in December to 30 senior officials of the Royal Malaysia Police on the future of policing along with Dr. Cheah Phaik Kin of Tunku Abdul Rahman University (or UTAR; the university in Malaysia which organized our workshop). The topics dealt with were four: policing and globalization, police and community, police professionalization, and civilianization of police functions.

Follow the following link for UTAR’s press release:


B Sharp Study Recognized in National News!

'Sociology professor Jennifer Cross is leading the study'A study led by Professor Jeni Cross has been acknowledged in the Huffington Post.

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Sociology PhD students Hannah Love and Stacia Ryder announced as Award Winners in the University’s Graduate Student Showcase!

hannah-love-and-stacia-ryder-img_4916Congratulations to Hannah Love and Stacia Ryder!

Hannah was awarded a College of Liberal Arts Highest Achievement Award for her Scholarly/Research-based poster presentation.

Stacia won the Office of International Program’s Global Research Impact Award, an honor that recognizes graduate student’s active commitment to making a global impact through research.

In addition to the honor of these recognitions, both Hannah and Stacia’s awards came with significant cash prizes as well!

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The Economics Department welcomes Dr. Nancy Folbre

CG_AGC_DrNancyFolbreLecture_Poster_V4-300x194Nancy Folbre is Director of the Program on Gender and Care Work at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Senior Fellow of the Levy Institute at Bard College.  Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory.

Join us as Dr. Folbre explains how economic theory offers some important tools to analyze social structure and individual choice. She will discuss the ways in which game theory, bargaining models, and concepts of exploitation can enrich the new interdisciplinary paradigm of feminist theory and our understanding of the relationship between patriarchy and forms of inequality based on race/ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, etc.



Career fair takes place this week, with a liberal arts emphasis on Wednesday

The campus-wide career fair is taking place Tuesday-Wednesday, September 22nd-23rd, from 10:30a-3:30p. It will be held in the Lory Student Center Ballroom.

The Wednesday, September 23rd fair will focus on career opportunities in Communications, Business, Social Services, Liberal Arts, Hospitality/Tourism, Health and Wellness.

Companies & organizations will be on campus to discuss full-time, part-time, internship, seasonal, and volunteer positions.

Don’t miss your chance to meet with over 250 employers. Take a look at the list of employers and navigate the fair by downloading the career fairs app.

CSU’s Browne, Peek host launch party for Hurricane Katrina books

By Jeff Dodge, SOURCE

Colorado State University authors Katherine Browne and Lori Peek will host a launch party on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins to celebrate the release of their new books on Hurricane Katrina.

Browne, an anthropology professor, is author of Standing in the Need: Culture, Comfort and Coming Home after Katrina, and Peek, an associate professor of sociology, co-authored Children of Katrina with Alice Fothergill of the University of Vermont.

The launch party, being held from 5 to 7 p.m., is an evening of music and celebration dedicated to those who endured hardship and loss from Katrina. In addition to Browne and Peek, the event will feature Louisiana-raised jazz and blues artist Hazel Miller and her band.

In her book, Browne presents an eloquent, in-depth account of an extended African-American family’s grueling eight-year recovery from Katrina, demonstrating how greater cultural understanding would enable disaster recovery organizations to better serve affected communities.

In Children of Katrina, Peek and Fothergill present a rare, seven-year study of how young people fare after disaster as documented through stories and analyses of shifts in their health and well-being, family life, housing situations and school contexts.

All proceeds from book sales at the event will be donated to the St. Bernard Project and Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools. Avo’s is located at 605 S. Mason St. in Fort Collins.