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Sociology Professor Selected to Receive Distinguished Achievement Award

September 13, 2019
Mary Campbell

Mary Campbell was selected to receive one of this year’s college-level Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement award for teaching. The purpose of this award is to recognize, encourage, and reward superior classroom teaching. The award will be presented at the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Reception on October 24th, 2019. More information about the […]

2019–2020 ACES Fellows Program

August 27, 2019

Texas A&M University’s  Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program is a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. Applicants should have earned their PhD between January 1, 2016 and July 1, 2020. The stipend is $60,000 per year plus benefits. Benefits including medical, dental, and vision are available. The fellowship period generally begins August 1 […]

Sociology Professor Selected as Finalist for National Teaching Award

May 9, 2019
Professor May

Finalists Selected for Baylor’s $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching WACO, Texas (March 28, 2019) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University’s 2020 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented […]

Closing the Gap

January 21, 2019

Sociology professor Joe Feagin was recently awarded the Award for Public Understanding of Sociology from American Sociological Association (ASA) for continuing the work of understanding and countering racism.

Hunger-Free Texas Project

October 16, 2018

By Dr. Mary Campbell In Spring 2017, 2018, and 2019, students in Industrial Distribution and Sociology got together in student teams to focus on real problems and work directly with food pantries in Texas, while at the same time developing skills in critical thinking, process planning and improvement, impact assessment, and team management. This multidisciplinary […]

Professor Reuben May Named ‘Piper Professor’

June 13, 2018
Professor Reuben May rapping

Every year, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation names ten Piper Professors in recognition for their superior teaching at Texas higher education institutions. This year Reuben A. Buford May, a Presidential Professor in sociology, was one of the select few. “I see it as a very high honor and it’s wonderful to be thought of at […]

Fall 2017 Workshop on Race & Ethnicity

August 21, 2017

This workshop brings together state-of-the-art theory on race and ethnicity with best practices in the use of social statistics. The workshop aim is to develop quantitative researchers that will give more careful and keen consideration to how race and ethnicity fit in their statistical models . . .

TAMU Sociologists Win Big ASA Awards for 2017

August 21, 2017

  Faculty from the Sociology Department have won three major awards this year from the American Sociological Association. Former Department Head Jane Sell (right) won the Cooley-Mead Award for a Career of Distinguished Scholarship in Social Psychology. Kazuko Suzuki (left) received the 2017 Distinguished Book Award from the Asian and Asian-American section of the ASA for her book Divided Fates: The […]

Why Study Sociology?

March 8, 2017

Sociology studies the development, structure, and processes of human society, which prepares for a lifetime of change by developing an appreciation of diversity, love of learning, writing and study skills. Students who study sociology are generally interested in human behavior, the human condition, and social justice.

“American Behavioral Scientist” Special Issue

September 26, 2016
Generic Cover of American Behavioral Scientist magazine

Mary Campbell, along with Jenifer Bratter (Rice University) and Wendy Roth (University of British Columbia), has edited a forthcoming special issue of American Behavioral Scientist entitled “Measuring the Diverging Components of Race” that is now available online. This special issue brings together original research that advances the emerging subfield on the measurement and analysis of […]

Colloquium: “Industrial Dietary Regimes as a Valuable Conceptual Adjunct to the Nutrition Transition and Food Regime Paradigm”

March 21, 2016

The Department of Sociology Presents: “Industrial Dietary Regimes as a Valuable Conceptual Adjunct to the Nutrition Transition and Food Regime Paradigm” A presentation by Anthony Winson, University of Guelph and Jin Young Choi, Sam Houston State University Monday, March 21 1 –2 pm in room 701 Rudder Tony Winson is currently Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology […]