December 2010 Archives

Massoglia and Uggen Research in AJS

Professor Chris Uggen's research with Mike Massoglia (2005 Ph.D), "Settling Down and Aging Out: Toward an Interactionist Theory of Desistance and the Transition to Adulthood," is featured in the September issue of the American Journal of Sociology. Their analysis of Professor Jeylan Mortimer's Youth Development Study shows how arrest and crime block the passage to adult status -- and how desisting from delinquency is part of the package of role behaviors defining adulthood.

Barrows Defends Successfully

Julie Barrows successfully defended her dissertation, "Gang Task Forces: Formation, Network Structure, and Effectiveness," on November 7, 2010. Her proud advisor is Prof. Christopher Uggen. Dr. Barrows plans to continue her employment as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in the Office of the Inspector General, where she has been since 2009. Congratulations, Julie!


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