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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.

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.

Massoglia Promoted

Michael Massoglia (Ph.D. 2006) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Wisconsin in the Department of Sociology.

Guenther Promoted to Associate Professor

Katja M. Guenther (Ph.D. 2006) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of California Riverside.

Savelsberg & King Win 2012 Outstanding Book Award

American Memories: Atrocities and the Law, authored by Joachim Savelsberg and Ryan King (Ph.D. 2005), and published in 2011 by the Russell Sage Foundation, is the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Book Award of the Theory Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Motherhood Wage Penalty

Jeremy Staff (PhD 2004) & Jeylan T. Mortimer examine whether the motherhood wage penalty results from differences in the accumulation of work interruptions and breaks in schooling in their recent Demography article, Explaining the Motherhood Wage Penalty During the Early Occupational Career.

Kent Sandstrom Named Dean

Kent Sandstrom (PhD 1994) was named Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at NDSU on July 29, 2011. He was previously department head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the University of Northern Iowa and is also co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

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.

Vuolo Honored with "Best Dissertation" Award

Each year The Graduate School recognizes four of the University's top recent Ph.D. graduates with a "Best Dissertation" Award. A committee comprised of directors of graduate studies reviews applications from a pool of more than 1,000 eligible students. The 2010 winner in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education category is former sociology graduate student Dr. Michael Vuolo, for his dissertation, "Legal Context and Youth Drug Use: A Multilevel Analysis of the European Union." Congratulations, Mike!

Larson Promoted at Macalester College

Alumnus Erik Larson (PhD 2004) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Sociology at Macalester College. The UMN Department of Sociology congratulates Erik on this prestigious milestone accomplishment.

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