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.

CSU Sociolgy Professor Appears on CBS, USA Today, and Other National News Outlets

Dr. Lori Peek of the CSU Sociology Department was featured on multiple national news outlets in connection to her research relating to the children of Hurricane Katrina.Dr. Peek was featured in Rolling Stone, USA Today and US News & World Report articles, as well as a video feature on the CBS Evening News.

Watch the CBS Evening News video Here.

Read the Rolling Stone article Here.

Read the USA Today article Here.

Read the US News & World Report article Here.

Book launch! Sociology’s Dr. Peek and Dr. Browne from Anthropology, Sept 10th

Come lift a glass and help us launch our new books:
Children of Katrina and Standing in the Need.

We are dedicating this evening of music and celebration to
those who endured hardship and loss from Katrina. The
event features CSU authors Kate Browne and Lori Peek
and Louisiana-raised jazz and blues artist, Hazel Miller
and her amazing band.

Save the Date!
Katrina Book Launch,
Music, and Celebration
Thursday, Sept. 10, 5-7pm
605 S. Mason Street
Fort Collins, Colorado


All book proceeds will be donated to the St. Bernard Project and Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools

Dr. Lori Peek (Sociology) co-authors new book, w/Dr. Fothergill, Children of Katrina

Lori Peek, an associate professor in Sociology at Colorado State University, and Alice Fothergill, a sociologist at the University of Vermont, have just published a new book with the University of Texas Press. Children of Katrina offers one of the only long-term, multiyear studies of young people following disaster. Fothergill and Peek spent seven years after Hurricane Katrina interviewing and observing several hundred children and their family members, friends, neighbors, teachers, and other caregivers. In their book, they focus intimately on seven children between the ages of three and eighteen, selected because they exemplify the varied experiences of the larger group. In the book, they explain what facilitated or hindered children’s recovery after the nation’s worst natural disaster.