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  • 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 […]

  • Job opening

    Job Opening: Sociology Professor and Department Head

    Location College Station, Texas Open Date September 15, 2020 Deadline October 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time 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 of July 1, 2021, or as otherwise negotiated. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Emilce Santana

    Sociology Colloquium, 10/7/2020

    Examining the Causal Effect of Skin Color in Online Dating Dr. Emilce Santana, Texas A&M University This project seeks to measure the causal effect of an individual’s skin color on their likelihood of engaging in interethnic/interracial romantic relationships. The literature on skin color inequality is limited by issues such as a heavy reliance on observational […]

  • ACES Fellows Program

    2020–2021 ACES Fellows Program

    Texas A&M University’s College of Liberal Arts invites applications for the Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program. In recognition of Texas A&M University’s Diversity Plan, the ACES faculty pipeline initiative promotes the research, teaching, and scholarship of early career scholars who embrace the belief that diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence. […]

  • Karin Johnson

    Sociology Colloquium, 9/30/2020

    Diversifying the UAE and Russia: How National Higher Education Policies Attract International Students Dr. Karin Johnson, Texas Research Data Center (TXRDC) Dr. Johnson’s core interest is in how policy can attract skilled migrants, particularly to developing areas with a low or declining population. In her recent research, Johnson compared higher education internationalization policies in the […]

  • A Field Guide to Grad School

    Book Club Colloquium, 9/28/2020

    This is an early announcement that we are going to have a book club colloquium at 12pm on Monday, September 28th with Jessica Calarco (@JessicaCalarco), the author of A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum. Why are we telling you this now? So you can start the book of course! You can […]

  • Dr. Jennifer Mercieca Book Cover, Demagogue for President

    Sociology Colloquium, 9/16/2020

    Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump Dr. Jennifer R. Mercieca, Texas A&M University A demagogue—a leader of the people—could be a hero or a villain. What kind of demagogue is Donald Trump? He is both a hero and a villain—a hero to his supporters and a villain to everyone else. Demagogue for […]