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3rd Annual Amber Buckley-Shaklee Graduate Student Conference in Sociology

This Spring, on April 14-15, the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Amber Buckley-Shaklee Graduate Student Conference in Sociology. For more information, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Criminology, Law & Society Minor and Certificate Info Session & Pizza

The Criminology, Law, and Society Minor provides a foundation for students seeking to supplement their major area of study, to develop knowledge and skills needed for criminological, law, and justice related occupations, or to lay foundation for law school or graduate study in sociology, criminology, or justice fields. Students take a range of courses that provide theoretical and practical knowledge while exposing students to current sociological, legal, and justice issues. For more information, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Wed, 25 Jan 2017

New Major Requirements & Social Science Research Methods Certificate Info Session & Pizza

The Info Session introduces changes to requirements in the Sociology major effective in Fall 2017. It also introduces the Social Science Research Methods Certificate. To read more, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Professor Sandefur's Research Featured

Professor Sandefur's research on legal representation for low-income and indigent litigants is now featured on National Public Radio, on the American Bar Foundation website, and in the Wall Street Journal. To read the executive summary and full report submitted to the American Bar Foundation, click on the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Tue, 20 Dec 2016

Professor Mendenhall Quoted in Scientific Computing

Professor Mendenhall and a team of researchers focusing on black women in history were recently interviewed for an article about their Big Data research. The article appeared in Scientific Computing. To view the article, click on the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Thu, 15 Dec 2016

Devin Weiss Named a Marshall Scholar

Devin Weiss, of Northbrook, Illinois, has been named a Marshall Scholar. A 2013 graduate of Glenbrook North High School, Weiss is a senior at the University of Illinois majoring in sociology. To read the full article, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Professor Mendenhall's Team a 2016 Innovation Excellence Award Winner

Professor Mendenhall and her collaborators are being recognized for their work, “Rescuing Lost History: Using Big Data to Recover Black Women’s Lived Experiences.” The HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of high performance computing technologies. The program's main goals are to showcase return on investment (ROI) and scientific success stories involving HPC; to help other users better understand the benefits of adopting HPC and justify HPC investments, especially for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs); to demonstrate the value of HPC to funding bodies and politicians; and to expand public support for increased HPC investments. To read more about the awards, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Professor Gille Interviewed for Indiana University's Framing the Global Initiative

Professor Gille was interviewed by Zach Vaughn for Indiana University's Framing the Global. In the interview, Professor Gille discusses her book "Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union." To read the interview, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.

Tue, 15 Nov 2016

Tom VanHeuvelen Wins Honorable Mention

Tom VanHeuvelen's paper ("Recovering the Missing Middle: A Mesocomparative Analysis of Within-Group Inequality") has won an Honorable Mention from the Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Section of ASA in the Best Student Paper competition.

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

Assata Zerai named Associate Chancellor for Diversity

Our own Professor Assata Zerai has accepted the position of Associate Chancellor for Diversity! This appointment recognizes Professor Zerai's campus-wide leadership in mentoring and promoting diversity on our campus. Please join us in congratulating her!

Fri, 15 Jul 2016

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Getting Serious About Inequality

Getting Serious About Inequality

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Asef Bayat

Thu, 28 Jan 2016

Preserving Racial and Religious Harmony in Singapore

Preserving Racial and Religious Harmony in Singapore

Mathew Mathews and Mohammad Khamsya Bin Khidzer

Thu, 07 Jan 2016

Color-Blind and Color-Visible Identities among American Whites.

Color-Blind and Color-Visible Identities among American Whites.

2015. American Behavioral Scientist 59:1452-1473.

Monica McDermott

Thu, 01 Oct 2015

The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective

The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective

Tim F. Liao, Kimie Hara, and Krista Wiegand

Wed, 27 May 2015

Politics of the Temporary: An Ethnography of Migrant Life in Urban Malaysia

Politics of the Temporary: An Ethnography of Migrant Life in Urban Malaysia

Parthiban Muniandy is a doctoral student at the Department of Sociology, University of Illinois.

Parthiban Muniandy

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

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