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  • Tsedale Melaku

    Sociology Colloquium, 3/1/2023

    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

    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 […]

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    ACES Assistant Professor Position

    Location College Station, TX Open Date Dec 15, 2022 Deadline Feb 01, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time Description Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Fellows Program is a faculty hiring program that connects early career faculty advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. Faculty are hired as ACES […]

  • Debtanu Lahiri

    Sociology Colloquium, 1/25/2023

    Corporate Social Performance in the Face of Institutional De-Prioritization of Sustainability Policies Dr. Debtanu Lahiri, Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon The study examines firms’ response to sudden changes in the institutional environment, whereby the rules and regulations pertaining to the adoption of socially responsible practices is considerably muted. Using Trump’s victory in the […]

  • Samuel Cohn Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 11/16/2022

    Sociology and the Threat to American Democracy Dr. Samuel Cohn, Texas A&M University American democracy is facing potential triple threats: threats to the very existence of democracy itself, threats of the disenfranchisement of a large percentage of the population and the threats of a major legitimation crisis. Some of those threats are avoidable. Others are […]

  • Paul Scholes Prize

    Sociology Colloquium, 10/26/2022

    Do Self Sufficient Refugees Start from Nothing? Paul Scholes, Texas A&M University Are refugees “blank slates” or do their characteristics matter for economic outcomes? The refugee studies literature makes conflicting predictions about refugee outcomes. What strategies help refugees become economically sufficient? Refugees are different from migrants and are selected, resettled, and live through different processes. […]

  • Defne Over

    Sociology Colloquium, 10/19/2022

    Politics of Nationhood and the Decay of the Media in Turkey Dr. Defne Över, Texas A&M University Existing studies of democratic backsliding highlighted the silent revolution in values, the breakdown of norms due to polarization, and the malleability of laws and constitutions as triggers for institutional decay. Adopting a cultural approach, this paper presents the […]

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    Video about Sociology at Texas A&M University

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  • Michael Upchurch Defense

    Dissertation Defended, Dr. Michael Upchurch

    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Michael Upchurch on his successful defense of his dissertation entitled “Historical Residential Segregation in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area: An Exploration of Location Attainment in 1940 L.A.” Dr. Upchurch defended his dissertation on October 11th. The committee members consisted of Ernesto Amaral, Arthur Sakamoto, Alex McIntosh, and Mark Fossett. […]

  • Nereyda Ortiz Osejo Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 10/5/2022

    Empowering Indigenous Women for Leadership in their Rural Communities Nereyda Ortíz Osejo, Texas A&M University Nereyda worked as a consultant on a USAID- and Microsoft-funded project that aims to increase economic opportunities for indigenous women in ten communities in Huehuetenango, Guatemala by providing them access to electricity, internet connectivity, and training programs in digital, financial, […]