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Borelli Awarded Ph.D.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

On March 24th, E. Paige Borelli successfully defended her dissertation: "Investing in the Homeland: Foreign Assets and Patterns of Immigrant Economic Incorporation" Her committee was: Lisa Keister, Chair, Bai Gao, Jen’nan G. Read, and Martin Ruef read more »


Reece Awarded ASA Minority Fellowship

Friday, March 18, 2016

Robert Reese has been awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship for the 2016-2017 from the ASA Minority Fellowship Program.  This award, which comes with a stipend and travel,  supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the... read more »


Childers Awarded Ford Fellowship

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Trenita Childers was selected for a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation research titled: " 'We Are Not Foreigners': Immigrant Status and Mental Health Among Haitian Descendants in the Dominican Republic".  Trenita's project is an ethnographic examination... read more »


Bostic Accepts Position at UT Rio Grande Valley

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Amie Bostic has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in the department of sociology this fall.  She is very excited to be working in such an area with a great fit for her research, and is also looking forward to be working... read more »


Reece has feature essay in "Teaching Tolerance"

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Robert Reece has co-authored featured essay in the spring issue Southern Poverty Law Center's magazine Teaching Tolerance . The essay is based on his dissertation research and explores the connection between slavery and contemporary school segregation in the American South.  read more »


Valentino study cited in blog

Friday, February 5, 2016

A study looking at girls' success in STEM, coauthored by Lauren Valentino and published in Social Problems, was featured on the blog The Society Pages.  read more »


Seamster quoted in The New Yorker

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Louise Seamster's op-ed in The Root coauthored with Jessica Welburn, "How a Racist System Has Poisoned the Water in Flint, Mich." was cited in The New Yorker. Louise looks at how Flint's current water crisis was partly caused by the state assigning a Emergency Financial... read more »


Reece Awarded Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Robert Reece has won the Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award  for 2016.  The award gives recognition to minority graduate students for outstanding scholarly promise. read more »


Fink Earns Master’s in Statistical Science

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Joshua Fink is graduating with an MS from the Statistical Science department in December 2015 after successfully defending his work “Applying Bayesian Computational Methods and Stochastic Modeling to Crime and Arrest Data.” read more »


Reece Wins Award from Mid-South Sociological Association

Monday, October 26, 2015

Robert L. Reece was awarded first place in the Mid-South Sociological Association's 2015 graduate student paper competition for his paper "Legacies of Slavery: Racial Transition Points and Racial Wealth Inequality." The paper analyzes how the legacy of slavery shapes racial disparities in... read more »


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