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  • REU Program

    Research Experience for Undergraduates, Summer 2021

    The Texas A&M Sociology department invites students to apply to the Summer 2021 “Research Institute in Sociology and Social Inequality” REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) site, funded by the National Science Foundation under grant #1757813. This 8-week summer program is an exciting opportunity for up to 10 undergraduates to gain research experience with close guidance […]

  • Land Acknowledgement

    Territorial Acknowledgment for the College Station Campus of Texas A&M University

    We acknowledge that Texas A&M University (College Station) is situated on the land of multiple Native nations, past and present. These original homelands are the territory of Indigenous peoples who were largely dispossessed and removed. We specifically acknowledge the traditional stewardship of this land by the Tonkawa, Tawakoni, Hueco, Sana, Wichita, and Coahuiltecan peoples. We […]

  • Job opening

    Job Opening: Sociology Professor and Department Head

    Location College Station, Texas Open Date September 15, 2020 Deadline Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Description The Sociology Department at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, 9 month position of a tenured professor and department head.  The position has a starting date […]

  • Gilbert Achcar

    Sociology Colloquium, 11/11/2020

    The Revolutionary Upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa Dr. Gilbert Achcar, London School of Oriental and African Studies Ten years will soon have passed since the Arab Spring started in Tunisia in December 2010 before spreading like wildfire to the whole MENA region, with major uprisings in five other countries in 2011. Three […]

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    Workshop: Non-Academic Jobs

    The Sociology workshop on non-academic careers happened on November 6, 2020. It really was an informative session with representatives from very varied non-academic positions present. We had Dr. Bethany DeSalvo from US Census, Dr. Emily Knox from Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Dr. Monica Williams from RAND, Dr. Nicholas Guittar from Wiley Education Solutions, and Dr. […]

  • Map of Buffalo, New York, 1940

    Sociology Colloquium, 11/4/2020

    Residential Segregation of Racial-Ethnic Groups in 1940: Findings and Opportunities Based on Analyzing Restricted Microdata Dr. Mark Fossett, Texas A&M University I will present selected findings from research in progress investigating residential segregation of racial-ethnic groups in US urban areas in 1940. The research draws on a rich new data source – restricted IPUMS microdata […]

  • Sarah Cowan

    Sociology Colloquium, 10/28/2020

    The Effects of Income on Birth Rates: The Case of a Universal Cash Transfer Dr. Sarah K. Cowan, New York University Governments around the globe institute income policies in order to alleviate poverty. Whether these policies have unintended fertility effects is an open question, and the answer has implications for fertility theory, policy design and […]

  • Figure with intergenerational mobility and income inequality

    Sociology Colloquium, 10/21/2020

    Association of Income Inequality and Migration with Intergenerational Mobility Dr. Ernesto Amaral, Dr. Arthur Sakamoto, Shih-Keng Yen, Texas A&M University Dr. Sharron Wang-Goodman, Delaware State University Link to presentation A Meta-Analysis of the Association Between Income Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility We provide an overview of associations between income inequality and intergenerational mobility in the United […]

  • Alexander Hernandez

    Sociology Professor Working as a Posse Mentor

    Dr. Alexander Hernandez started working as a Posse mentor in the Fall 2020. The Posse Foundation is a non-profit organization that identifies, recruits, and trains student leaders to pursue their academics and to help promote cross-cultural communication on campus. The Posse Foundation was one of ten bodies to which President Barack Obama donated a portion […]

  • Joseph Harris

    Sociology Colloquium, 10/14/2020

    Becoming Brokers: Building Thailand’s Brand in Public Health Dr. Joseph Harris, Boston University From HIV prevention to universal health coverage to coronavirus response, Thailand’s public health policies have garnered international acclaim. What has enabled a resource-constrained country in the Global South to exercise such outsized influence in global public health? What mechanisms have led Thailand’s […]