The Social Network 2014

From the Department Head, Fall 2014

Apparently, the only constant is change. Over the past two years, we have converted from a quarter-based to a semester-based calendar, sharpened our focus on learning outcomes, and have enjoyed many new projects, programs, and lecture series. We have welcomed new members to our department, and have warmly bid farewell to others.

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The Cincinnati Project

The Cincinnati Project is a set of Cincinnati-based social science research projects designed to expand knowledge of the dynamics of urban places. The Kunz Center supports The Cincinnati Project through grants and activities, including an annual research symposium.

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Mayorga-Gallo

Recent Books by Faculty

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Graduate Student News

SUMR-UC Sociology graduate students were well represented in the university-wide 2014 Graduate Summer Undergraduate Mentoring program (SUMR-UC), which ran ten weeks from June 2-August 6, 2014, with the goal of fostering research and mentoring activities for both graduate and undergraduate students. Four of the twelve projects chosen for this year's program are run by sociology PhD students: Michael Black, Jodi Stooksberry, Megan Underhill and Emily Wetzel each mentored undergraduate students from a variety of programs as they work together on their respective research projects.

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Dissertation Fellowships

Two of our PhD students won Dissertation Fellowships for 2014-15 from the Taft Research Center: Ciera Graham, for her study, Black Spaces at White Insitutions: How Do Black Students Perceive and Utilize Black Student Campus Organizations at Predominately White Urban and Rural Insitutions? and Aaryn Green for Color TV: Does Popular Television Programming Simultaneously Promote Colorblindness and Nonwhite Racial Stereotypes and If So, How?

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Projects, Lectures, Programs, Awards

  • Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) has once again awarded its Seal of Excellence to the Department of Sociology here at UC. This is the third consecutive time the Gender Scholarship and Gender Equity Awards have been given to our program.
  • Developed The Cincinnati Project (via the department’s Kunz Center for Social Research), highlighting faculty and graduate student research.
  • Doctoral students Michael Black, Jodi Stooksberry, Megan Underhill, and Emily Wetzel participated in the University of Cincinnati's 2014 Summer Undergraduate Mentored Research Program (SUM-RC). With only twelve projects chosen campus-wide, the Department of Sociology was well represented!

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