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Videos about Research Projects

Videos featuring faculty and students of the Department of Sociology and their commitment to research. You can also watch these videos on  Texas A&M Sociology Department YouTube Channel.

 

Dr. Mary Campbell: What is your “race”?

May 6, 2020

What is your “race”? Professor Campbell discusses some of the challenges of measuring racial inequality. Her work explores the complexity of racialized experiences, using laboratory experiments, field experiments, and large-scale national surveys.

 

Dr. Samuel Cohn: New Methods to Reduce Global Poverty

May 6, 2020

Professor Cohn works with large teams of undergraduates to discover new methods to reduce global poverty. He collaborates with students on social media projects to raise public awareness of the major problems that are challenging both our nation and the world. His students present their findings at conferences both in the United States and abroad.

 

Dr. Holly Foster: Research on Crime, Law and Deviance

May 6, 2020

In this brief video, some of those working in the Crime, Law and Deviance section of the Sociology department discuss their work. This includes Dr. Foster’s research on parental incarceration and child outcomes, M.S. student Jess Yanker on connections between intimate partner sexual violence and economic outcomes among women, and Ph.D student Andrew Garcia’s research on connections between social psychology and violence.

 

Dr. Chaitanya Lakkimsetti: Research on Gender, Sexuality, Law and Social Movements

May 6, 2020

Dr. Lakkimsetti’s research focuses on gender, sexuality, law and social movements. She discusses her latest book “Legalizing Sex: Sexual Minorities, AIDS, and Citizenship in India” and qualitative ethnographic methods. Along with her work on sexual minorities in India, she also discusses a seminar she is co-organizing on the #MeToo Movement at Texas A&M and the importance of employing a transnational perspective to understand gender justice in a globalized world.

 

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 service-learning project is the culmination of an intercollegiate effort to facilitate meaningful, sustainable collaborations between Texas A&M students and organizations, representing our core values of leadership and selfless service in the community. The Central Texas Food Bank committed $30,000 to fund the very best student projects and turn them into real improvements for area food pantries. Students completed an amazing range of projects, helping area pantries develop socially impactful, efficient solutions to their problems so that they could provide more healthy food to area residents than ever before. The video below showcases our multidisciplinary service-learning project.