June 2006 Archives

Xinxiang Chen (with David Knoke): "Sectoral Differences in Health
Benefits and Performance-Based Incentives: A Comparative Empirical Study."

J. Taylor Danielson (with Joseph Gerteis): "One Nation, Under God?
Understanding the Intersection of Race and Religion in Defining American
National Identity."

Shannon Golden (with Elizabeth Boyle): "Organizational Support Networks and African Immigrant Acculturation."

Kristin Haltinner (with Ronald Aminzade): "Membership in High-Risk
Social Movements: an Examination of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps."

Andrew Johnson (with Teresa Gowan ): "The Street Children of Sao Paulo: Who They Are and Why They Are on the Streets."

Liying Luo (with Joachim Savelsberg): "The Name Game: Collective Memory and Street Names."

Dalhia Mani (with David Knoke): "Global Network Structure and
Positionality: A Study of the U.S. Shareholding Network."

Darin Mather (with Penny Edgell): "Educating Girls in Guatemala: A
Comparison of Evangelical and Secular Approaches."

Heather McLaughlin (with Douglas Hartmann): "A Title IX Success Story? The Growth of Girls ' and Women's Ice Hockey in Minnesota."

Andria Strano (with Kathleen Hull): "The Construction and Contestation
of "Family" in LGBT Communities."

Caren Arbeit (with Eric Grodsky): "Should Everyone Go to College?
Examining the Consequences of the College-for-All Ethos."

Kyungmin Baek (with Erin Kelly): "Non-Compliance with Work Family
Policies in Korean Organizations: Extending Institutional Research to a
New Legal Context."

Amelia Corl (with Rachel Schurman): "Understanding the Problem of Child Soldiers: Organizational Responses and the Evolution of a Movement."

Sinan Erensu (with Michael Goldman): "Redistribution in the Age of
Neoliberalism: Conservative Charities in Turkey."

Kia Heise (with Joshua Page): "Content Analysis of News Media Portrayal
of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association 1988-2007."

Elaine Hernandez (with John Robert Warren): "The Effects of Macro- and
Individual-Level Socioeconomic Status on Child Mortality in Brazil,

Wenjie Liao (with Joachim Savelsberg): "Legal Consciousness and
Administrative Litigation in Contemporary China."

Jessica Molina (with Christopher Uggen): "Discrimination Experiences and Responses in Adolescence and Adulthood."

June Msechu (with Cawo Abdi): "Renegotiating Filial Obligation and
Marital Arrangements in the Era of HIV/AIDS. A Case Study of Selected
Chage Communities of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania."

Daniel Winchester (with Penny Edgell): "A Feel For the Faith:
Cultivating Sacred Know-How in a Not-so-Secular World."

Professor Gerteis Receives SSHA Book Award

Prof. Joe Gerteis received the 2006 President's Book Award from the Social Science History Association for his new manuscript entitled "Class and the Color Line," forthcoming with Duke University Press.

Sharon Preves Receives Tenure

Department of Sociology alum Sharon Preves has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Hamline University.

Katja Guenther Wins Best Dissertation Award

Katja Guenther has received the Graduate School Best Dissertation Award for the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education. Her dissertation title is "The New Truemmerfrauen: Rebuilding Women's Welfare in Eastern Germany since German Unification." Selection is based on the originality and importance of the research, and the potential for the student to make an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Katja will begin her tenure-track appointment at California State University, Fullerton in Fall 2006.

Sociology graduate student Sara Wakefield has been awarded a Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. The purpose of the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship program is to give outstanding final-year Ph.D. candidates who are making timely progress toward the degree an opportunity to complete the dissertation within the upcoming academic year by devoting full-time effort to the research and writing of the dissertation.

Samantha Ammons Receives Award from AAPSS

Graduate student Samantha Ammons has been appointed a 2006 Graduate Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. This honor is awarded to students who show an outstanding grasp of a discipline's theories and methods, an enthusiasm for understanding social issues, and the promise of making substantial contributions to the social sciences in the future.

We are pleased to announce that among the Institute for Advanced Study Residential Faculty Fellows for 2006-07 are Sociology Professors Robin Stryker and Evan Schofer. The Institute for Advanced Study is designed to promote interdisciplinary research and creative activity.

Professor Stryker Receives Article Awards

Prof. Robin Stryker's article "The Strength of a Weak Agency: Enforcement of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Expansion of State Capacity, 1965-1971," with Nicholas Pedriana (AJS 2004), recieved the 2005. Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association Section on the Sociology of Law. The same article was also recognized as a Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Honorable Mention for Best Article, from the American Sociological Association Political Sociology Section.

Monica Johnson Receives Tenure at WSU

Department of Sociology alumna Monica Johnson has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Washington State University.

Trina Smith Elected SWS UN Representative

Sociology graduate student Trina Smith has been elected as United Nations Representative for Sociologists for Women in Society. She will be able to particpate in meetings at the UN in New York this year.

Sociology Professor Chris Uggen has been chosen as one of the four 2006 Distinguished McKnight University Professors. The goal of the Distinguished McKnight University Professorship program is to honor and reward the University's highest-achieving faculty whose work and reputation are identified with Minnesota, who bring renown and prestige to the University, and who can be expected to make additional significant contributions to their discipline in the future. He will hold the title "Distinguished McKnight University Professor" for as long as he remains at the University of Minnesota.

Christopher Shad and Benjamin Wiggins, have been awarded Selmer Birkelo Scholarships for 2006-07. Winners of the Birkelo Scholarship are among the brightest and most committed undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts.

ASR Article by Prof Schofer

The World-Wide Expansion of Higher Education in the Twentieth Century by Evan Schofer and John W. Meyer - Volume 70, Number 6 * December 2005.

Sociology Students Continue Tradition with ICGC

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) and the Department of Sociology continue the long tradition of supporting mutual interests. The 2006-2007 academic year finds four sociology students being named ICGC Fellows. Xinxiang Chen and Rehema Kilonzo have both be named ICGC MacArthur Fellows and Rehema Kilonzo and Susan Mlangwa have both been named ICGC Compton Peace Fellows. The purpose of the ICGC is to foster an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural community of faculty and students committed to studying global change and focusing on the contemporary developing world. The Department of Sociology co-sponsors the ICGC fellows by providing additional funds to support their research and coursework.

Professor Stryker Named Scholar of the College

Prof. Robin Stryker has been named Scholar of the College for 2004. The Scholar of the College award was established to acknowledge outstanding achievement by faculty in the College of Liberal Arts. Scholars of the College are chosen on the basis of their past accomplishments and the promise of further accomplishment. The award includes financial support for 2004-2007.

ASR Article by Prof Uggen and Alum Prof Blackstone

Sexual Harassment as a Gendered Expression of Power by Christopher Uggen and Amy Blackstone Volume 69, Number 1 * February 2004.


Kristin Carbone-Lopez (Ph.D. 2006) Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Christina D. Falci (Ph.D. 2006) Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Katja Guenther (Ph.D. 2006) Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside

Andrew Odubote (Ph.D. 2008) Assistant Professor, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Melissa Weiner (Ph.D. 2006) Assistant Professor, Quinnipiac University

Darren Wheelock (Ph.D. 2006) Assistant Professor, Marquette University


Timothy Clark (Ph.D. 2006) Assistant Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainsville

Murat Ergin (Ph.D. 2004) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Koc University, Istanbul

Francisco J. Granados (Ph.D. 2005) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Southern Methodist University

Denise Hesselton (Ph.D. 2007) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Margaret A. Holmes (Ph.D. 2005) Senior Research Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.

Ryan King (Ph.D. 2005) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Albany

Michael Massoglia (Ph.D. 2005) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Penn State University

Wendy Moore (Ph.D. 2005) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M

Coleman Msoka (Ph.D. 2005) Assistant Professor, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Andrew State (Ph.D. 2005) Associate Professor, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda


Switbert Kamazima (Ph.D. 2004) Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and Social Sciences, Muhimbili University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Erik Larson (Ph.D. 2004) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Macalester College

Jeremy Staff (Ph.D. 2004) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Penn State

Hui Wilcox (Ph.D. 2004) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, College of St. Catherine


Melissa Thompson (Ph.D. 2003) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Portland State University

Amy Blackstone (Ph.D. 2003) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maine


Peter Hennen (Ph.D. 2002) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University-Newark

Sara Dorow (Ph.D. 2002) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta

Song Yang (Ph.D. 2002) Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville


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