June 2009 Archives

Vuolo Successful in Defense

Michael Vuolo successfully defended his dissertation, "Legal Context and Youth Drug Use: A Multilevel Analysis of the European Union," on June 24, 2009. His advisor is Prof. Christopher Uggen. Congratulations, Mike!

Mlangwa Defends Dissertation

Susan Mlangwa successfully defended her dissertation, "The Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Response to HIV/AIDS: The Case of Tanzanian Professional Couples," on June 5, 2009. Her advisor is Prof. Ron Aminzade. Susan is planning her return to Africa where she intends to assume a professor's appointment. Congratulations, Susan!

Jeff Broadbent's Climate Change Report released

Associate Professor Jeff Broadbent's coauthored NSF report on Sociological Perspectives on Global Climate Change from last years NSF workshop is now available. This workshop and report contribute to advancing sociological research on global climate change, and to the research capacity, tools, and infrastructure in the social sciences.

Multiracial Identities in the News

Carolyn Liebler was featured recently on a broadcast of KPCC in Los Angeles (the third largest public radio station in the US) on her research on multiracial identity and social demography. Multiracial People Fastest-Growing US Group is an additional associated press article quoting Assistant Professor Liebler.

Prof Aminzade new ASA section chair

Professor Ron Aminzade has been elected 2009-2010 Chair of the Political Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. The purpose of this ASA section is to promote the scholarly research and professional activities of those concerned with a sociological understanding of political phenomena.


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