Congratulations, Dr. Rechitsky!

Raphi Rechitsky successfully defended his dissertation, "Forced Migration Processes and Global Refugees at the Borders of Europe in Ukraine," on July 23, 2014. Rechitsky is advised by Professor Ron Aminzade. Dr. Rechitsky will begin a position as an Assistant Professor in Political Science and Sociology at the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia this fall.

Gina Erickson, Assistant Professor Hamline University

Gina Erickson (Ph.D. 2012) will begin her second year, this fall 2014, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Baek Defends and is off to Moscow!

Kyungmin Baek defended his dissertation, "The Adoption of Outcomes of ISO 14001 Across Korean Business Firms," on July 14, 2014. His advisor is Professor Erin Kelly. Dr. Baek will begin a position as an Assistant Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation, this fall. Congratulations!

Rachelle Hill joins the U.S. Census Bureau

Rachelle Hill, (Ph.D. 2012) is an Administrator for the Minnesota Census Research Data Center, U.S. Census Bureau.

Minnesotans Fighting in Syria? FBI Getting Tips

Prof. Cawo Abdi was featured in a recent St. Paul Pioneer Press article about the possibility of Minnesotan Somalis fighting in Syria.

A new PhD in the house - Meg Krausch

Meghan Krausch successfully defended her dissertation "Redefining Social Movement: Utopianism and Popular Education in Buenos Aires," on June 10, 2014. Meg's advisor is Doug Hartmann. Dr. Krausch will be an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Inquiry, University of Wisconsin - Superior this fall 2014.

Congratulations Dr. Nyseth Brehm!

Hollie Nyseth Brehm successfully defend her dissertation, "Conditions and Courses of Genocides," on June 9, 2014. Her advisors are Professors Elizabeth Boyle and Joachim Savelsberg. Dr. Nyseth Brehm will be an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio beginning this fall.

The Workplace Flexibility Experiment

A new study of 700 workers of a Fortune 500 company conducted by Erin Kelly, Phyllis Moen, Wen Fan, and others found that employee flexibility and supervisor support offers wide-ranging benefits including addressing work-family stresses. Results will be published in the June issue of ASR.

Were you really in church on Sunday?

Do you lie about how often you go to church/temple/mosque? You're not alone. Watch Penny Edgell participate in a panel discussion hosted by the Huffington Post.

Voting for an atheist president?

Even though there has been some positive movement by polled voters Penny Edgell in a recent Washington Post article said that atheists continue to be the most mistrusted group in the U.S.

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