On August 1, 2015 Professor Kevin Leicht will join the Sociology Department as our new Head. He comes to us from the University of Iowa, where he was department head. His research interests include sociology of work, organizations and organization theory, social stratification, and political sociology. He comes to Illinois most recently from the National Science Foundation, Division of Social and Economic Sciences. Please join us in welcoming Professor Leicht to Sociology at Illinois.
Sun, 19 Jul 2015
Last fall, Dr. Phyllis Baker was elected to the Midwest Sociological Society presidential track. She stepped onto the four-year MSS presidential track at the annual meeting in Kansas City. This fall, she will be joining us from the University of Northern Iowa where she served as a Professor of Sociology as well as Department Head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology. She will be serving 50% time in the Sociology Department and 50% time in the Office of the Vice Chancellor.
Sun, 19 Jul 2015
The Racial Microaggressions Project, the work of a group of University of Illinois students and faculty including our own Professor Ruby Mendenhall, was referenced in two recent articles. One was the Huffington Post article Universities Are Trying to Teach Faculty How to Spot Microaggressions. The other was The Chronicle of Higher Education article Campaigns Against Microaggressions Prompt Big Concerns About Free Speech. Congratulations Ruby!
Sat, 18 Jul 2015
Professor Zsuzsa Gille was elected to the American Sociological Association Global and Transnational Sociology section's council. Please join us in congratulating her.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015
Tin-Yuet Ting (Ding) is a winner of a Horowitz Foundation award for his project “Digital Media Activism and the Movement for Democracy in Hong Kong”. This year's pool of applicants was particularly competitive, and the winners come from a variety of backgrounds as well as universities. Please join us in congratulating Ding on this outstanding achievement.
Wed, 27 May 2015
Professor Rebecca Sandefur has been invited to be the public interest honoree at the National Center for Access to Justice's Inaugural Benefit for Justice in June. Part of the event is dedicated to recognizing the role of data and performance measurement in securing justice system reform. Professor Sandefur is being acknowledged for her leadership role in that movement. Congratulations Becky!
Mon, 27 Apr 2015
The Sociology Department is delighted to announce that Joanna Perez has been awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Sociological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program for the 2015-2016 academic year. The fellowship carries an $18,000 stipend and involves 10 hours a week of training by her sponsor, Professor Assata Zerai. This is a huge coup! Congratulations to both Joanna and Assata.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015
The Sloan Foundation has awarded the University of Illinois $1m to support a Center of Exemplary Mentoring in STEM fields. The Graduate College team was led by Sociology's own Assata Zerai who, as an associate dean in the Graduate College, oversaw the grant application’s Coordinating Committee. Congratulations, Assata! And brava.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015
A multi-campus team with Professor Zsuzsa Gille's participation has received the Mellon Global Midwest award. The project, entitled Global Midwaste will create a new knowledge infrastructure for archiving and studying the relationship between wastes of all kinds and the U.S. Midwest. This will create a great boost for institutionalizing waste studies and for revitalizing interdisciplinary collaboration relevant to the people of the Midwest.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015
Professor Ruby Mendenhall is quoted in the Atlantic magazine article, "Is Ending Segregation the Key to Ending Poverty?”
Wed, 04 Feb 2015
Tim F. Liao, Kimie Hara, and Krista Wiegand
Wed, 27 May 2015
Parthiban Muniandy is a doctoral student at the Department of Sociology, University of Illinois.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015
Jadaliyya, January 28, 2015
Thu, 12 Feb 2015
Public views on the dangers and importance of climate change: predicting climate change beliefs in the United States through income moderated by party identification.
2014. Climatic Change 126(1-2):217-227.
Tue, 10 Feb 2015
Barriers to Environmental Sacrifice: The Interaction of Free Rider Fears with Education, Income, and Ideology
2014 Sociological Spectrum 34(4):362-379.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014
HYPERMASCULINITY, STATE VIOLENCE, AND FAMILY WELL-BEING IN ZIMBABWE An Africana Feminist Analysis of Maternal and Child Health
Africa World Press, Inc. & The Red Sea Press, Inc.
Fri, 23 May 2014
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2013
Tue, 18 Mar 2014
International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies
Thu, 06 Mar 2014
International Migration Review. 47 (3) 506-538, 2013.
Erin Trouth Hofmann and Cynthia Buckley
Tue, 14 Jan 2014
Development and Change, vol. 44, issue 2, April 2013
Wed, 16 Oct 2013