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  • 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, […]

  • Megumi Tanabe Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 9/28/2022

    Spirit of Capitalism in Medicine: What Drives Opioid Epidemics in the U.S.? Megumi Tanabe, Texas A&M University Opioid overdose is a persistent public health problem in the US, which killed over 68,000 in 2020. The first wave of the opioid epidemic began “pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to […]

  • Rachel Robinson

    Sociology Colloquium, 9/21/2022

    How do Countries Become Global Success Stories? Dr. Rachael Sullivan Robinson, American University Rachel Sullivan Robinson is a sociologist and demographer and professor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. She studies organizations, development, and global health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on reproductive health, sexuality education, and sexual and […]

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    Dr. Joe Feagin Featured in Article About Ethno-Racially Diverse Cities

    Dr. Joe Feagin was featured in WalletHub’s recent article about the 2022’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S.

  • James Baldwin Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 9/7/2022

    Racially Organized Housing Entities: A New Segregation Within Integrated Spaces James Baldwin, Texas A&M University In 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois discussed the black stranger in Baker County, Georgia, “liable to be stopped anywhere on the public highway and made to state his business to the satisfaction of any white interrogant. If he fail[ed] to give […]

  • Dr. Wendy Moore Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 8/31/2022

    Critical Race Theory: The Theory and The Politics Dr. Wendy Moore, Texas A&M University On September 4, 2020, the Executive Office of President Trump issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to cease and desist funding any federal training programs that used Critical Race Theory (CRT). This action brought CRT into the public eye, created a […]

  • Nancy Plankey-Videla

    Daw Clawson Activist-Scholar Award

    Dr. Nancy Plankey-Videla is a co-winner of the inaugural Dan Clawson Activist-Scholar Award given by the ASA Labor and Labor Movements Section. The call for nominations states that the award should go to someone who “demonstrates a long-standing commitment to engaging in scholarship and activism that directly addresses social and economic justice. In addition to […]

  • Madison Adams

    Master’s Thesis Defended, Madison Adams

    Big congratulations goes out to Madison Adams who successfully defended her Master’s Thesis today (June 16, 2022)! Madison was advised by Dr. Theresa Morris, the thesis committee included Dr. Sarah Gatson and Dr. Tasha Dubriwny (Department of Communication). Madison’s thesis is titled “Science, Technology, and Sexual Harassment”. It assesses how STEM culture impacts how sexual […]

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    Job Search Workshop

    We will be hosting a job search workshop next week on Wednesday, June 15th at 2pm on Zoom for Sociology graduate students. Please contact Dr. Heili Pals ( for Zoom link information. If you are planning to start a job search soon or even if you are still far from it, we encourage you to […]

  • Nereyda Ortiz Osejo

    Graduate Student Publication: Nereyda Ortiz Osejo

    Lets celebrate our successes! Please join us in congratulating our graduate student, Nereyda Ortiz Osejo on her co-authored publication titled “Engaging the Guatemala Scientific Diaspora: The Power of Networking and Shared Learning” published at Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics. You can find the article here: This article focuses on Guatemalan highly skilled migrants in […]