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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 (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.
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.
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!
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.
Former University of Minnesota graduate student Ryan King was awarded the 2009 American Sociology Association Sociology of Law Section Best Article Prize for his American Journal of Sociology article entitled "Conservatism, Institutionalism, and the Social Control of Intergroup Conflict." Professor King is currently an Associate Professor of Law and Criminology with the Department of Sociology at SUNY - Albany. Congratulations, Ryan!
Alumnus Amy Blackstone (PhD 2003) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maine. The UMN Department of Sociology congratulates Amy on this prestigious milestone accomplishment.
Alumnus Song Yang (PhD 2002) was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas. The UMN Department of Sociology congratulates Song on this prestigious milestone accomplishment.