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Four-year sociology degree now available online

Four-year sociology degree now available online

06/22/2020

Sociology bachelor's degrees and criminal justice emphasis now available entirely online

Claudia Mendez Wright

Sociology PhD student creates resources for Latinx community during COVID-19 pandemic

07/29/2020

Claudia Méndez Wright created resources for Utah Latinos affected by COVID-19.

Student Spotlight: Michael Briscoe

Student Spotlight: Michael Briscoe

07/29/2020

Michael Briscoe, Sociology PhD student and Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow

Courtney Flint

USU Sociology's Courtney Flint appointed to national committee

07/22/2020

Courtney Flint has been appointed to a national committee by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Sociology PhD student creates resources for Latinx community during COVID-19 pandemic

Sociology PhD student creates resources for Latinx community during COVID-19 pandemic

07/29/2020

Claudia Méndez Wright created resources for Utah Latinos affected by COVID-19.

Student Spotlight: Michael Briscoe

Student Spotlight: Michael Briscoe

07/29/2020

Michael Briscoe, Sociology PhD student and Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow

USU Sociology's Courtney Flint appointed to national committee

USU Sociology's Courtney Flint appointed to national committee

07/22/2020

Courtney Flint has been appointed to a national committee by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Eddy Berry named winner of 2020 National ESS Excellence in Multistate Research Award

Eddy Berry named winner of 2020 National ESS Excellence in Multistate Research Award

07/22/2020

The National Excellence in Multistate Research Award recognizes experiment station scientists who are conducting exemplary research and outreach efforts across multiple states.

PhD Student receives award for contributions to the Residence Hall Association

PhD Student receives award for contributions to the Residence Hall Association

07/06/2020

Erika Lindstrom has received the Whitney Milligan Professional Staff Contribution Award for the second time for her contributions to the Residence Hall Association.

First year PhD student attends Formal Demography workshop through UC Berkeley

First year PhD student attends Formal Demography workshop through UC Berkeley

07/06/2020

Mudasir Mustafa, a first year PhD student was selected to attend a demography workshop through the University of Cailfornia, Berkeley.

Dr. Marisela Martinez-Cola awarded 2020 Research Catalyst seed grant through Office of Research

Dr. Marisela Martinez-Cola awarded 2020 Research Catalyst seed grant through Office of Research

07/02/2020

The seed grant supports her efforts to create The Bricks Before Brown Digital Map, an online, interactive website that provides K-12 students and educators archival information on 104 school desegregation cases filed before Brown v. Board of Education in ...

Four-year sociology degree now available online

Four-year sociology degree now available online

06/22/2020

Sociology bachelor's degrees and criminal justice emphasis now available entirely online

Corinna Knowles named winner of True Blue Award

Corinna Knowles named winner of True Blue Award

06/17/2020

True Blue Award Winner: Corinna Knowles

Christy Glass chosen as the Researcher of the Year

Christy Glass chosen as the Researcher of the Year

06/17/2020

Researcher of the Year: Christy Glass

Peggy Petrzelka chosen as Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year

Peggy Petrzelka chosen as Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year

06/17/2020

Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year: Peggy Petrzelka

Marisela Martinez-Cola named 2020 Giraffe Award Winner

Marisela Martinez-Cola named 2020 Giraffe Award Winner

06/17/2020

2020's Giraffe Award Winner: Marisela Martinez-Cola

SSWA faculty contribute to local discussion on health disparities in current crisis

SSWA faculty contribute to local discussion on health disparities in current crisis

06/09/2020

Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde discusses the effects of COVID-19 on Utah's Hispanic or Latinx population for Utah Public Radio

Marisela Martinez-Cola among USU faculty discussing recent protests against police violence on Utah Public Radio

Marisela Martinez-Cola among USU faculty discussing recent protests against police violence on Utah Public Radio

06/01/2020

Marisela Martinez-Cola was interviewed on Utah Public Radio with other USU faculty members regarding recent protests against police violence.

Marisela Martinez-Cola presents her newest publication

Marisela Martinez-Cola presents her newest publication

05/30/2020

Marisela Martinez-Cola presents her publication: Collectors, Nightlights, and Allies, Oh My! White Mentors in the Academy

Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde explains racial health disparities and COVID-19

Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde explains racial health disparities and COVID-19

05/21/2020

Video: Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde discusses racial health disparities and COVID-19 with the fellows at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

USU Sociology's Dr. Mehmet Soyer named Undergraduate Mentor of the Year
Research by Sociology Ph.D. Student and Faculty Featured in New York Magazine

Research by Sociology Ph.D. Student and Faculty Featured in New York Magazine

04/08/2020

Research done by Sociology Ph.D. student (Max Roberts) and faculty (Drs. Eric Reither and Sojung Lim) is featured in New York Magazine for its implications for COVID-19 Pandemic.

Dr. Mehmet Soyer: on air quality and asthma
Dr. Courtney Flint presents her research in Vienna
Land-use and Personal Wellbeing is Topic for USU's Research Landscapes

Land-use and Personal Wellbeing is Topic for USU's Research Landscapes

09/30/2019

Researcher Courtney Flint, a natural resources sociologist, will address how understanding the relationship between Utah's lands and personal well being, as well as the importance of including the goals and objectives of key stakeholders in making land-us...

An Interview with Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde and Seth Archer

An Interview with Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde and Seth Archer

09/25/2019

Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde and Seth Archer discuss the founding of their Tanner Talk, “Race, Ethnicity, and Health: Historical and Contemporary Disparities.”

Alumni Spotlight: Sun Y. Jeon

Alumni Spotlight: Sun Y. Jeon

09/24/2019

2017 graduate Sun Jeon discusses her path to UCSF School of Medicine, where she works as a senior statistician.

USU Re-imagines Gender Studies and Programs

USU Re-imagines Gender Studies and Programs

08/29/2019

Utah State University has announced plans for the next phase of its academic programs and research efforts in the area of gender studies.

Utah Wellbeing Project

Utah Wellbeing Project

08/20/2019

Summer Data Collection with USU Students

Alumni Spotlight: Samantha Patterson

Alumni Spotlight: Samantha Patterson

08/20/2019

2018 graduate Samantha Patterson discusses her path to Horrocks Engineers, where she works as an Environmental Public Involvement Specialist.

Eddy Berry Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Eddy Berry Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

04/09/2019

Professor Eddy Berry, Director of the graduate program in Sociology and the Director of the Yun Kim Population Lab, receives award from the Center for Women and Gender.

Department of Sociology Welcomes New Faculty
Koralene Tapoof named Aggie Hero

Koralene Tapoof named Aggie Hero

11/13/2018

Koralene Tapoof, sociology student at Uintah Basin Regional Campus, was named a 2018 Aggie Hero.

Faculty Present at Inclusive Excellence Symposium

Faculty Present at Inclusive Excellence Symposium

11/08/2018

Sociology and Social Work faculty members work to advance equity and inclusion at annual symposium.

Homecoming With SSWA: Rewrite "The Scotsman"

Homecoming With SSWA: Rewrite "The Scotsman"

11/06/2018

Students and faculty reimagine USU's famous song.

Gulzar H. Shah and Wu Xu Reunite at the Pop Lab Celebration

Gulzar H. Shah and Wu Xu Reunite at the Pop Lab Celebration

11/01/2018

Graduates reunite at Yun Kim Population Lab 50th anniversary celebration and a week later publish an article called "Health Informatics Innovations & Applications"

“10 Tips to Use Your Sociology Major to Land Your Dream Job”

“10 Tips to Use Your Sociology Major to Land Your Dream Job”

09/06/2018

Undergraduate Mary Briggs Ott offers interviewing advice for other sociology students.

Faculty and student research collaborations

Faculty and student research collaborations

08/30/2018

Mehmet Soyer, Temporary Assistant Professor of Sociology, has recently helped many USU student present their original research.

From USU to CDC

From USU to CDC

08/21/2018

Chung-won Lee completed her PhD in 2000 with a focus in demography and public health.

Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Malin

Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Malin

07/26/2018

Stephanie Malin speaks with us about her job as Assistant Professor at Colorado State University.

Alumni Spotlight: Sofiya Yuvshanova

Alumni Spotlight: Sofiya Yuvshanova

07/12/2018

2016 graduate and Fulbright scholar, Sofiya Yuvshanova, discusses her work as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at the UN.

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Sanderson

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Sanderson

07/12/2018

After earning his BA and MA from USU, Michael Sanderson went on to work at the Utah Department of Health before moving to his current position in the NYC Department of Health. He shares his experience.

Faculty Spotlight: Jess Lucero

Faculty Spotlight: Jess Lucero

07/12/2018

Jess Lucero, MSW Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, is recognized for her volunteer work with refugees in Cache valley.

Alumna Holly Jeffcoat

Alumna Holly Jeffcoat

06/12/2018

Holly Jeffcoat is named Dean of SMU Libraries.

Faculty and students present research

Faculty and students present research

06/07/2018

Students and faculty will present at the 24th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM).

In the News: USU Alumna Wins Governor's Award for Excellence

In the News: USU Alumna Wins Governor's Award for Excellence

06/06/2018

Dr. Wu Xu is awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence for outstanding public service.

PhD Candidate Kristen Koci

PhD Candidate Kristen Koci

06/06/2018

PhD candidate Kristen Koci wins best oral presentation award at the Break the Cycle of Health Disparities Conference at Emory University.

Alumni Spotlight: Joyce Mumah

Alumni Spotlight: Joyce Mumah

06/05/2018

Joyce Mumah, a 2011 graduate, talks with us about her work as an Associate Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center.

Michael Sanderson at NYC Department of Health

Michael Sanderson at NYC Department of Health

06/04/2018

After earning his BA and MA from USU, Michael Sanderson went on to work at the Utah Department of Health before moving to his current position in the NYC Department of Health. He shares his experience.

Sofiya Yuvshanova discusses life after USU

Sofiya Yuvshanova discusses life after USU

06/01/2018

2016 graduate and Fulbright scholar, Sofiya Yuvshanova, discusses her work as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at the UN.

The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology (SSWA) announces the creation of a new student scholarship: The Human Rights and Social Justice Ambassadorship
Dr. Eric Reither has been named as Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Eric Reither has been named as Associate Dean of Research

08/25/2016

Dr. Eric Reither was recently named as Associate Dean of Research by Joseph Ward, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Science. Along with him, Evelyn Funda and Matthew Sanders have accepted positions as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Asso...

Dr. Courtney Flint was recently awarded the 2016 Natural Resources Research & Interest Group William R. Freudenburg Award of Merit

Dr. Courtney Flint was recently awarded the 2016 Natural Resources Research & Interest Group William R. Freudenburg Award of Merit

08/10/2016

Dr. Courtney Flint was recently awarded the 2016 Natural Resources Research & Interest Group William R. Freudenburg Award of Merit at the Rural Sociological Society Meeting.

E. Helen Berry's edited book called "essential" by New York Times

E. Helen Berry's edited book called "essential" by New York Times

07/20/2016

E. Helen Berry's edited book, Rural Aging in 21st Century Amnerica, with Nina Glasgow, was called "essential" by the New York Times.

New Faculty Member - Gabriele Ciciurkaite

New Faculty Member - Gabriele Ciciurkaite

05/20/2016

Gabriele Ciciurkaite will join our faculty in Fall 2016 after completing her PhD in Sociology at the University of Kentucky. Gabriele is a medical sociologist with research expertise in the social determinants of health, social stratification and quantit...

New Faculty Member - Jennifer Givens

New Faculty Member - Jennifer Givens

05/19/2016

Jennifer Givens will also be joining our faculty in Fall 2016. Prior to joining us, Jennifer was an Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

Douglas Jackson-Smith becomes the new President-Elect of RSS

Douglas Jackson-Smith becomes the new President-Elect of RSS

05/19/2016

Doug Jackson-Smith has been announced as the 2016-17 President-Elect of the Rural Sociological Society.

Visit from Dr. Mark Brennan

Visit from Dr. Mark Brennan

05/19/2016

Dr. Mark Brennan, Professor and UNESCO Chair of Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development at Penn State University, visited the SSWA Department for a few days in April.