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Dissertation Defended, Dr. Jingqiu Ren

Posted May 23, 2023

We have a new doctor in the house! Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jingqiu Ren for passing her dissertation defense on May 23rd, 2023. Dr. Jingqiu Ren’s dissertation is titled Where Have All the Healthcare Workers Gone? Examining Healthcare Worker Internal Migration and Its Impact on Community Health in the U.S. Dr. Ren is investigating the […]

Tsedale Melaku

Sociology Colloquium, 3/1/2023

Posted February 23, 2023

You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer Dr. Tsedale Melaku, Baruch College, City University of New York This talk will highlight the often-hidden mechanisms elite law firms utilize to perpetuate and maintain a dominant white male system. By weaving the narratives with a critical race analysis, it exposes this exclusive elite environment, demonstrating the rawness and reality of Black […]

Camilo Nieto-Matiz

Sociology Colloquium, 2/15/2023

Posted February 13, 2023

Violence Against Social Activism and the Rise of Criminal Politicians in Colombia Dr. Camilo Nieto-Matiz, University of Texas at San Antonio In civil conflicts, violence is instrumentally used to govern populations, sanction certain behaviors, and preserve the status quo. Can selective assassinations affect the quality of democracy in the long term? This paper argues that […]

Dissertation Defended, Dr. Selene Diaz

Posted January 13, 2023

Please join us in celebrating our newest PhD! Dr. Selene Diaz successfully defended her dissertation on January 13th, 2023. Dr. Selene Diaz was mentored by Dr. Nancy Plankey-Videla. Dr. Sarah Gatson, Dr. Sonia Hernandez (History), Dr. Robert Mackin, and Dr. Dennis O’Hearn (UTEP) served on her committee. Dr. Diaz’ dissertation consists of three articles: 1. The […]

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